Aston Martin and horological partner, Jaeger-LeCoultre are pleased to announce the launch of the AMVOX2 DB9 Transponder timepiece which affords the owner of a DB9 the luxury of opening their sports car by simply pressing on the sapphire crystal of their watch. This gorgeous timepiece does several things. First, it makes even the skinniest, limpest of wrists more attractive. Second, it tells the time, and third, when you press the sapphire buttons on the left and right side, it’ll open or close your Aston Martin DB9.
Hidden inside the timepiece is a micro-transmitter that can lock, unlock and locate your car. The watch has already been released for Aston Martin’s DBS and Rapide models, and is now joined by the DB9 model. At first glance you would be forgiven for thinking it is just another fancy watch which costs a bomb, well you are right, however it can also open and close your Aston Martin DB9 via buttons on the side of the watch. By pressing simultaneously on the “OPEN” and “CLOSE” rectangles, the watch emits a signal recognised 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 miniaturisation and engineering that not only functions as a chronograph but as a key, making it the ultimate accessory for the ultimate sports car.
The DBS Transponder watch, released two years ago, was the first mechanical watch that could control access to a luxury sports car. It came with a built-in micro transmitter system to lock and unlock the Aston Martin DBS. The AMVOX2 DB9 Transponder watch is available to order now from the Aston Martin dealership network. The AMVOX2 Transponder watch will set you back £12,426, let’s face it anyone willing to spend £111,000 on a car probably has a few grand to spend on a watch.