Aston Martin introduces DBS transponder watch
Just about every car these days has a key fob. People who pay a premium price for a DBS should have the option of getting something a little more enticing. Aston Martin agrees, and so its official watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre has developed the ultimate accessory for the DBS supercar: a transponder watch. The AMVOX2 DBS Transponder will have the ability to lock and unlock the car. The wearer need only push the face to activate the remote entry. Push between 8 and 9 o’clock to unlock the car and 3 and 4 o’clock to close it.
Dr Ulrich Bez, Aston Martin CEO, said, “I’m delighted that we have been able to premiere this technology in such an elegant solution. It is the first time horology and automotive engineering have been combined in this way.”
The AMVOX2 DBS will be showcased for the first time at the Paris Motor Show. It is crafted exclusively for the DBS. Aston Martin says that the transponder module weighs “just a few grams” and is half the size of the identical system in the DBS’s key. They are offering the £22,000 ($41,000) device as an option on any new DBS, as well as a retro-fit for existing customers.