Robert Downey Jr., while promoting his latest movie, ‘Iron Man 3,’ chose to wear his Jaeger- LeCoultre AMVOX5 World Chronograph watch. The watch was also spotted on his wrist earlier this month during the ‘Iron Man 3’ release in South Korea.
The AMVOX collection of Jaeger-LeCoultre watches is the offspring of the partnership with Aston Martin, resulting in watches that are crafted just like the sports cars – with unmatched performance, unique styling, bold lines and incredible power. Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin have been partnering since the early 1900’s to bring unique innovations to their watches and sports cars in an attempt to bridge the gap between exceptional styling and mechanical excellence.
Robert Downey Jr.’s AMVOX5 World Chronograph watch is one among the 300 limited series edition in ceramics and titanium. In appearance, it has all the signature features of the AMVOX line such as the luminescent white numerals and hour-markers arranged in the classic 270 degrees sweep. The dial, adorned with a motif inspired from the radiator grilles on Aston Martin cars, and the time and chronograph functions displayed on round subdials, complemented by a movement operating indicator at 6 o’clock above the Jaeger-LeCoultre logo, are all prominent features of the watch.
The inner bezel ring carries the names of cities, symbolising the 24 time zones and equips one to immediately check the time anywhere on the globe. In a subtle detail emphasising the automobile heritage of the watch, London is replaced by Gaydon, the town in Warwickshire, where the prestigious Aston Martin cars are made. The AMVOX5 World Chronograph is powered by Jaeger-LeCoultre’s dual-barrel Calibre 752 automatic movement, equipped with a powerful ¼ second chronograph and world time functionality.
Jaeger-LeCoultre, founded in 1833, is celebrating its 180th anniversary this year. At a time when the Swiss horological industry was still built around home-based workshops, Antoine LeCoultre and his son Elie decided to unite under one roof the many forms of expertise involved in making a watch. LeCoultre & Cie thus become the first Manufacture of the Vallée de Joux. It now houses the over 180 skills required to develop and produce the most prestigious timepieces.
Committed to a constant quest for excellence and supported by a uniquely inventive spirit, Jaeger-LeCoultre perpetuates the tradition of Grande Complication models, introduced by the Manufacture through a succession of extraordinary creations.