The new Jaeger LeCoultre Amvox2 Transponder is like few other watches out there. It has a number of features packed into the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 751E. However, the case has absolutely no buttons. The chronograph functions are controlled by the sapphire crystal. Press 12 o'clock to start and stop the chronograph and 6 o'clock to reset. Pressing the right side of the crystal will lock your Aston Martin while pressing the left side will open it. A lever on the left side of the case locks the crystal to keep it from performing its functions. How does this watch relate to Aston Martin? Well, if you know a lot about watches (or you read it in the press release, like I did) you will know that JLC released another couple of versions of the Amvox a few years back. It could be purchased as an add-on to the car (models DBS, DB9 or Rapide) and it would unlock/lock it. The only problem with this is that when you bought a new car in 10 years, your $40,000 watch can't do anything to your new car. The new watch takes care of this problem and is now compatible with all the current makes and models of Aston Martin. This means that when you get a new AM, your watch will still be able to open or close it. I hope that the watch can open only ONE car because I know that I wouldn't want anyone opening my car (not that I have an Aston Martin to begin with). However, you needn't worry; no one will be able to disappear with your $200,000 car because even though the lights can be turned on and the car can be locked and unlocked using the watch, it still needs the sapphire key to start. The watch case is 44mm and is crafted completely out of titanium, which will keep the weight to a minimum despite it's large size. The black dial is complemented by a black leather strap with a folding clasp. The movement, the in-house Calibre 751E, features vertical coupling (which keeps the second hand from jumping when one activates the chronograph), 21,600BPH, and 280 parts (41 jewels). The price for the new Amvox2 Transponder is $29,500.
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