The new Aston Martin collection welcomes a model embodying Jaeger-LeCoultre’s spirit of innovation: the Master Hometime watch. Like the aerodynamic lines and innovative technical solutions of Aston Martin cars that have been making their mark on the history of motor sports for a century, the Hometime concept developed by Jaeger-LeCoultre is a milestone opening up whole new vistas for the watchmaking art in this early 21st century. The secret of its success lies in its simple operation combined with extreme beauty.
The Master Hometime Aston Martin immediately stands out for its structured black dial that has become the symbol of a partnership embodied by exceptional horological accomplishments. The sporting nature of the timepiece is accentuated by the brushed, streamlined lugs smoothly extending from the 40 mm-diameter steel case.
The indications also feature the collection’s characteristic colours: black, white and a hint of red designed to instantly draw the gaze towards the sought-after information – whether the reference time that is easier to read because of the crimson-tipped open-worked hand dedicated to displaying the time zone of the place of residence. To avoid any errors of interpretation on the other side of the world, it is combined with a 24-hour counter occupying the upper part of the dial, while the lower part is devoted to the running seconds.
The time indications are adjusted in one-hour increments, either forwards or backwards, in order to display local time immediately upon reaching a given destination. When the traveller returns, performing the reverse adjustment as soon as the plane hits the tarmac brings the two hours hands back to their superimposed position. The eye thus perceives only one and the timepiece is once again a timepiece showing a single time zone until the next long-distance trip.
Clothed in its remarkable understated livery, the elegant Master Hometime Aston Martin, powered by automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 975H, perfectly illustrates the virtues shared by the two brands: innovation, reliability and performance – as testified by their signatures appearing side by side at 3 o’clock.
Model: Master Hometime Aston Martin watch
Mechanical automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 975H, crafted, assembled and decorated by hand
28,800 vibrations per hour
48-hour power reserve
5.7 mm thick
Local time independently adjustable in both directions (travel time), date synchronized with local time, reference time, day/night indication linked to reference time, minutes and small seconds
Rhodiumed numerals and hour-markers
Aston Martin logo
Hands: Dauphine type
40 mm steel
Sapphire crystal case-back
Water-resistant to 50 metres
Slate grey alligator leather