Like the Master Compressor, the Master Hometime Aston Martin watch features Aston Martin’s characteristic color scheme of black, white and red, though here the red is just a subtle hint: it is used for the tip of the central, openworked hand that points to the time in a second time zone. This GMT watch, powered by JLC’s automatic Caliber 975H, has a 24-hour subdial at 12 o’clock and another subdial for the running seconds at 6 o’clock. The time indication can be changed in one-hour increments, either forward or backward, making it easy for world travelers to adjust the time as soon as they land in a new destination and perform the opposite operation upon their return. The dial displays the Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin logos together at 3 o’clock. The price is $9,000.
With the new AMVOX5 World Chronograph Cermet, Jaeger-LeCoultre becomes the first and only company to use reinforced cermet, a material developed for use in high-performance racecar engines, in the field of watchmaking. Cermet is a high-tech material with an aluminum core and ceramic particles and covered with a 40-micron-thick protective ceramic coating, sought for its extraordinary lightness and shock-resistance. The AMVOX5’s Cermet case is 44 mm in diameter and water-resistant to 50 meters. The watch is equipped with a central chronograph hand with two subdial counters on either side of its axis (minutes at 3 o’clock, hours at 9 o’clock); an operating indicator at 6 o’clock with a date window at its base; and a world-time display with an inner bezel ring displaying world cities. The dial combines black, anthracite, white and red for a distinctive Aston Martin look and contains Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 752, an automatic movement with a speedy frequency of 28,800 vph. A limited edition of 500 pieces, the AMVOX5 World Chronograph Cermet is $22,200.