This $29,500 Jaeger-LeCoultre tells time and unlocks car doors

For the Body, Aston Martin, Watches, For the Body, Net Worth

The Squander Staff
For the Body


Your watch tells time? That's cute. But luxury Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre just made it the equivalent of a phone with a rotary dial.

The 2014 version of the company's AMVOX2 Transponder is capable of locking and opening the doors of any late-model Aston Martin sports car (previous incarnations of the timepiece only worked with certain models).

And there are no big bulky buttons to make it happen, either -- just a brilliantly designed multi-function crystal.

As Forbes reports:

Jaeger-LeCoultre ... toiled to create a watch with a sapphire crystal that acted as a button.

Pressing down on the left side of the crystal opened the car, while pressing down on the right locked it.

This was combined with a sliding lever function on the side of the case to operate the chronograph part of the watch.

Apparently it was a goal of the project to have the timepiece do as much as possible but have only a crown on the case.

The face of the watch also features an Aston Martin logo that spins and acts as a seconds hand.

But the timepiece isn't just beautiful on the outside -- within the 44mm titanium case is a 751E automatic movement with more than 60 hours of reserve power.

Aston Martins, of course, are a favorite of James Bond's. And for just under $30,000, you too can have a high-tech watch worthy of 007.