Digital Culture –| 2008

electronic art, technology and culture

Watch Unlocks Car

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Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX2DBS Transponder
Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX2DBS Transponder

Now we can have a car with keyless entry and ignition system. Usually, instead of using a standard key, it is using a remote with transponder. However, Jaeger-LeCoultre, a Swiss watchmaker has created a new approach to lock/unlocks car. Its new AMVOX2 timepiece can lock and unlock an Aston Martin DBS (James Bond’s car in Casino Royale). Somehow I think this is Knight Rider-ish, but it is real, though.

However, behind this watch, there is application of technology and engineering besides Jaeger-LeCoultre’s excellence of 175-years watchmaking. The transponder produced electric and magnetic field – which are not a good friend with mechanical watch. The prototype has been announced since November 2005, but it took nearly three years for it to be produced as working model. The other cool thing: to lock/unlock the car, you just need to put your finger on open/close symbol written on the sapphire crystal surface. Kinda touch screen-ish.

This watch will be available around December this year, exclussive for Aston Martin DBS owners. Guess the price: more than 27K Euro… a price of another car…

Check it on the official website here

Written by guavarepublic

August 20, 2008 at 4:41 am

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  1. Knight-Rider-[i]ish[/i]? LOL

    A watch that can turn on Rider Machines? Now I just need the one like in Kamen-Rider that let me transform as well…

    I hope the price will drop by the time I’m making some money 🙂


    August 22, 2008 at 7:19 am

  2. Have you ever see Knight Rider TV series?

    It was a American TV Series in the 80s back than… I guess Kamen Rider is older, but you may find info of Knight rider here:


    August 22, 2008 at 7:26 am

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