Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX3 Tourbillon GMT - Perfection is the Key!

May 20, 2008
Two of the leading players from the worlds of horology and luxury automobiles have joined forces to give birth to a line of tribute-to-perfection watches created for the enthusiast. Within just a few years of the successful partnership, the AMVOX line has become the ultimate expression of the imaginary world of the two legends - Jaeger-LeCoultre, a highly-respected Swiss watchmaker, and Aston Martin, a famed English manufacturer of luxury performance cars.

Both Aston Martin and Jaeger-LeCoultre boast a rich heritage and are dedicated to producing the finest hand-crafted designs in their respective fields.

The new Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX3 Tourbillon GMT encasing precision engineering in a stunning design is another definite proof that the Aston-Martin-Jaeger-LeCoultre partnership celebrates one common goal: perfection.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre watch, having maintained the sporting and elegant appeal of the collection, features a round high-tech ceramics case. It is the first ever timepiece of the brand crafted in this material characterized by great resistance and stability. Ceramics is scratch-resistant, very light, just a little heavier than titanium but much lighter than steel. It is worth mentioning that Aston Martin uses ceramics for the braking systems.

The AMVOX3 Tourbillon GMT accommodates the automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 988 tourbillon movement, crafted and decorated by hand. The mechanism beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour offers two time-zone displays and a date that performs a larger jump between the 31st and the 1st day of each month, not interfering with the full view of the tourbillon mechanism. The timepiece provides 48-hour power reserve.

The eye-paralyzing openworked dial reveals the ruthenium-coated bridges and baseplate, and blackened central bridge of the AP/PM indicator. The tourbillon carriage crafted in grade 5 titanium weighs 280 mg. It is bevelled, hand-drawn and polished, and provided with ruthenium treatment.

The upper tourbillon bridge crafted in 4N gilded metal aluminum shows off an automobile design. The AM/PM indicator bridge is produced from black eloxed aluminum, while the patented oscillating weight has segment in platinum-iridium alloy and carbon fiber arms.

The black dial showcases the grid-work motif inspired by automobile air inlets. It is completed with black luminescent numerals. The local hour and minute baton-shaped openworked hands are crafted in gilded brass and covered with luminescent material. The second time zone openworked baton hand is rhodium-plated, while the date hand is in white-lacquered brass with a gilded triangle at the tip.

The 44-mm ceramics case architecture has incorporated an 18K pink gold bezel and crown, cambered sapphire crystal and sapphire crystal case-back, revealing the beauty of the movement. The watch is -meter water-resistant. The crown of the watch is used to start the watch and adjust the local hour, reference hour, minute and date.

The new Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX3 Tourbillon GMT is secured to the wrist with a black perforated leather strap fitted with a folding clasp in satin-brushed 18K pink gold.
To match the exclusive nature of the collection, the AMVOX3 Tourbillon GMT will be available in a limited edition of 300 pieces the same as Aston Martin cars that are issued in small series implying a luxury reserved for a privileged few.

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