Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX I

Par Florian Matrion, le 4 juin 2010
AMVOX I
AMVOX I
Diaporama
Boasting multiple collaborations and common values, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin allied themselves again in 2005 to celebrate the 40 year birthday of the Polaris and the DB5 with a new panel.
Exclusive! review of the AMVOX I. Manufacturer data, photos, editor's opinion and watch retail price on thewatchobserver.co.uk
L'avis de la rédaction
65.5/100
Note des internautes
81/100

Boasting multiple collaborations and common values, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin allied themselves again in 2005 to celebrate the 40 year birthday of the Polaris and the DB5 with a new panel, which the AMVOX I draws the basis.

 

A multitask watch

Developed on the Polaris case, with its three crowns, the AMVOX happens to be of multitasks use.
Its sport look stands out thanks to the luminova markers, the internal bezel, adjustable with the three-hour crown and the modern hands.

As for its elegant side appears thanks to the alternation of matt, satiny and brushed finishing of the different parts of the dial, and the sober line of the whole.

 

Markers reminding Aston Martin meters

Eluding the classic designs of the brand, the general disposition of the dial and the markers on 270° reminds of Aston Martin meters that Jaeger provides since the 1920's. This pattern will be reused on all the other AMVOX.

Another fruit of their collaboration is the leather of the strap that comes from the Bridge of Weir manufactures, as well as for Aston Martin saddlery.
If aesthetically this wink works, one can regret the too much discreet and uniform sides of the strap and prefer other alternatives that enlighten the multiple facets of this watch.

The bottom of the case is engraved with the logos of the two brands and is hemstitched to enable the timber of the alarm to express itself.

Despite the almost 15mm thickness necessary to this complication, and a reasonable diameter of 42mm, the watch is really comfortable to wear.

 

This AMVOX I is the bridge between the Jaeger-LeCoultre legacy and its research for modernity. For the sober design amateurs, this synthesis is a great success, with a magic touch when the timber chimes.

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre: an acknowledged skill for alarm calibers

If this visible part is a success, it is due to its movement that we are bewitched. Jaeger-LeCoultre has an acknowledged skill for alarms caliber.
And the 918 caliber is the result of its wealth history: 28.800 vibrations per hour, a 45 hours power reserve, independent barrel for the suspended timber alarm, 260 pieces, all that being tested through the Manufacture “1.000 hours control”.

The automatic caliber also allows a manual winding that is a little rough but does not have the quick date function, which is quite inconvenient when the watch is not worn everyday or does not have a reserved place on a watch winder.

 

 

A really easy use of the alarm

Regarding the alarm, its use is really easy: wind the barrel up, chose the time of the pulled crown release, and wind on by pushing the crown.
And sharp on time (with use, a roughly 2 minute setting is reached), the timber releases its voice for around twenty seconds of gentle chimes but widely enough to wake you up or to attract people's looks.

 

Conclusion

This AMVOX I is the bridge between the Jaeger-LeCoultre legacy and its research for modernity.
For the sober design amateurs, this synthesis is a great success, with a magic touch when the timber chimes!

 

The +:

  • the alarm, for its function and its beautiful sound
  • a watch that is both sports and smart

 

The –:

  • the absence of quick date
  • the intern bezel, which moves easily

 

Further information:

  • journalist's wrist size = 17,5 cm
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Données constructeur

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Modèle
Référence constructeur
Boîtier (matière)
Diamètre boîtier (hors couronne)
Diamètre boîtier (avec couronne)
Mouvement
Calibre
Base calibre
Fonctions
Verre
Capacité de la réserve de marche
Fond transparent
Entre-cornes
Longueur corne à corne
Hauteur boîtier
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L'avis de la rédaction 65.5/100

Confort / Agrément (/15)
détail Mouvement (/20)
Optimisation / Décoration du mouvement (/5) 0
Agrément de manipulation et de réglage (/5) 0
Contrôle du mouvement par la Manufacture / distinctions diverses (/3) 0
Capacité de la réserve de marche (/2) 0
Complications (/5) 0
détail Finitions (/20)
Finitions cadran (/6) 0
Finitions boîtier (/6) 0
Qualité du travail de déco° / gravure du fond de boîte (/2) 0
Qualité du verre (/4) 0
Finitions de la boucle (interne et externe) (/2) 0
détail Fonctionnalité (/20)
Lisibilité diurne (/5) 0
Lisibilité nocturne (/4) 0
Etanchéité (/3) 0
Facilité de réglage et de changement du bracelet (/4) 0
Sécurité / solidité de la boucle (/4) 0
détail Bonus (/10)
Série limitée (/3) 0
Montre fournie avec plusieurs bracelets (/2) 0
Qualité de la boîte et de la sur-boîte (/1) 0
Portabilité avec manches de chemise fermées (/2) 0
Présence de "goodies" (/1) 0
Intelligibilité du booklet (/1) 0
Rapport qualité / prix (/15)
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Note des internautes 81/100

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