Aston Martin and Jaeger-LeCoultre has announced the AMVOX2 DB9 Transponder timepiece, which affords DB9 owners the luxury of opening their sports car by simply pressing on the sapphire crystal on their watch.
The AMVOX2 DB9 Transponder heralds the third generation of the revolutionary creation that sealed the ties between Aston Martin and the Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre.
Released two years ago, the DBS Transponder watch was the first mechanical watch developed with the ability to control access to a luxury sports car by means of a built-in micro-transmitter system, serving to lock and unlock the Aston Martin DBS.
As the driver nears the car, all he need do is press the OPEN position on the watch glass (between eight and nine o'clock) in order to unlock the car. Doing the same thing on the CLOSE position between three and four o'clock will lock the vehicle.
By pressing simultaneously on the "OPEN" and "CLOSE" rectangles, the watch emits a signal recognized by the car as a "FIND ME" function: the headlamps light up for several seconds, without unlocking the car, so as to enable the owner to find the car at a glance.
By integrating the transponder circuit into the body of the watch, Jaeger-LeCoultre has created a timepiece that is entirely functional yet discreet, a masterpiece of miniaturization and engineering that not only functions as a chronograph but as a key, making it the ultimate accessory for the ultimate sports car.
Encased in grade-five titanium, the black dial of the AMVOX2 DB9 Transponder is adorned with a grille-type motif and bears rhodium-plated metallic numerals coated in the center with a luminescent black substance.
The DB9 logo, which is gilded as are the hands and hour-markers, appears to be floating in the center in a window revealing the ruthenium mainplate and bridges of the exquisitely refined movement.
The AMVOX2 DB9 Transponder watch is available to order now from the Aston Martin dealership network priced at: US: $24,400 plus taxes and charges.