I was just saying to a friend, I can’t see the high end watch companies making a smart watch unless it maintained the integrity of the brand stylistically and technically with refinement and innovation.
Jaeger-LeCoultre has answered my prayers by introducing a real modern day smart/tool watch with the new AMVOX2 Transponder.
For this new watch, Jaeger-LeCoultre boldly pushes the limits of their longstanding partnership with refined heritage British automobile manufacturer, Aston Martin, by enabling it to have the ability to start your Aston Martin, lock or unlock your car doors, and turn on your headlights with a a mechanical and electronic hybrid.
This incredible synergy between the watch and car is achieved and technically engineered via a micro-transmitter built into the double case-back of the AMVOX2. The antenna of the system, positioned directly beneath the watch glass, is however clearly visible. It has been meticulously applied by thermal vapour deposition between 8 and 4 o’clock so as to ensure optimal communication with the Aston Martin as well as low energy consumption, thus saving battery power.
Jaeger-LeCoultre designers naturally took the opportunity to transform this technical constraint into a decorative feature on the watch. Two elegant and discreet sensors marked “Open” and “Close” have also been applied by thermal vapour deposition beneath the watch glass, and a light touch is enough to lock or unlock the Aston Martin and light up the headlights.
Amvox2 Transponder Technical characteristics
• mechanical automatic movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 751E • frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour
• 41 jewels
• 5.65 mm thick
• 280 parts
• 65-hour power reserve
• Hours, minutes, chronograph, operating indicator, date
• Chronograph vertical-trigger system activated by tilting the case • Transponder
• Satin-brushed black and ruthenium
• Luminescent numerals and hour-markers
• Diameter 44 mm
• Sapphire crystal
• Water resistance: 5 bar
• Leather, satin-brushed steel folding clasp
• Q192T480 (global version) and Q192T48A (US version)