• Sep 13, 2007


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The Aston Martin DBS is one exclusive, expensive ride, with only 500 copies of the $250,000 car scheduled to be made each year. To up the exclusivity factor while also giving deep-pocketed DBS owners the ability to play James Bond, Swiss watchmaker Jaeger LeCoultre has designed a very exclusive chronograph strictly for DBS owners. The AMVOX2 chronograph has over 400 parts and costs an absolutely stunning $34,500. The timepiece, which is limited to 999 grade 5 titanium editions and 300 more exclusive Rose Gold wrist jewels, can actually open your DBS for you. Spending $35k on a good looking watch so you don't have to carry a key fob seems drastic to us poor folk, but when you've got money to burn, it's nice to pony up for items that are at least functional.

While the exclusive chronograph is an impressive piece of Swiss engineering, the best part of the equation is that the watch will likely never lose its value, and owners will undoubtedly be rewarded handsomely if they ever try to sell their prized bauble. Funny thing about a watch with 400 parts: when an autommaker over-engineers a part with too many components, it leads to more recalls and lower resale value. In a Swiss watch, a bunch of fancy parts makes it worth 1,000 Casios.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      While cool, I think it would have been much more practical if this worked like a fastkey/keyfob in which you could press a button and open and lock the doors and as long as you wore the watch inside the car you wouldn't need the key. An extra button which automatically opens the driver door for you wouldn't hurt either.

      It does cost $34k after all...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Or the key fob on your used ten grand early 90's Corvette could do the same.
      GM did offer that right?
      • 7 Years Ago
      They should give you the watch for free if spending that kind of money on a car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hmmm....

      Watch or EVO, watch or EVO...
        • 7 Years Ago
        well, you can't wear an evo on your wrist, HA!!

        the Jaeger LeCoultre is alot slower than an evo though. the evo can do 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. the Jaeger does 0-60 in... well, 60.

      • 7 Years Ago
      What time is it?
      Ahhh...it's.....Peanut Buttah Jelly Time! Peanut Buttah Jelly Time. Where he at? where he at?
      Sorry....lost track of time there for a minute.
      Carry on.
      • 7 Years Ago
      So you could have one brand new DBS or seven of these watches. Yea, that's worth it. Well, it probably will be to Britney and 'Fiddy'.
        • 7 Years Ago
        It sounds incredibly childish to hear someone whine and bitch about random celebrities on a car website. You should take the celebrity gossip and trash talk over to entertainment weekly or the people magazine website. It really sounds pathetic. They are rich, you are not, get over it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Great example of a product with low price elasticity of demand.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't see how you could buy a DBS and not get this watch. The fact that key fob is built into the watch makes it seem even more "James Bondy"
      • 7 Years Ago
      ummmm....
      • 7 Years Ago
      It can unlock the car????!!!


      That makes it completely worth it to me, just for that coolness factor. Lets face it, if someone is buying a DBS, they can afford this watch too.
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