Velociphile's Journey into Watches

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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

JLC Join Coloured Dial Bandwagon. AMVOX1 R-Alarm



Jaw does it again with the first pictures of the AMVOX1 R-Alarm. You've gotta love him, he's always right there! Read his launch preview here.

I thought it was only thoughtless and unimaginitive watch makers that were releasing different colour dials as something special; people like Doxa and Omega. Whoah, Doxa and JLC in them same sentence... (well nearly). What's going on? Be thankful for small mercies, they're limited to 150 pieces in platinum and 500 in Titanium.

A missed opportunity for a change from good but old calibre 918. When can we expect to see Autotractor benefits in the 'Memovox' range I wonder? Now a whopping and unnecessary 44 mm it'll look daft on all but a few people.

Technical Specifications:

Movement:
Automatic mechanical movement, Jaeger-Lecoultre calibre 918, crafted, assembled and decorated by hand, 260 parts, 28,800 vph, 45 hour power reserve.

Functions:
Hours, Minutes, central seconds, date, alarm, rotating flange

Dial:
Design modelled on car speedometers, satin-effect, circular, luminescent raised figures, applied hour markers, luminescent alarm indicator, guilloche centre and inspired by the colours and design of the Aston Martin DBR9)

Hands:
Luminescent calypso

Case:
44mm diameter, concave sapphire crystal, hardness No9,Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin engravings on the base, 1000 hour control test, 50m water resistance.

Strap:
Aston Martin seats matching grained bridge of wier obsidian black calfskin, the leather used to upholster Aston Martin cars, fitted on the right with a special mechanism to facilitate changing straps, Folding buckle In Platinum or Titanium.

1 Comments:

  • At June 08, 2005, Blogger Speedmaster said…

    I loved that watch before, I like that one even more!

    Have you ever been here?
    http://www.francischang.com/timepieces/

    Chris
    http://amateureconblog.blogspot.com/

     

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