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AJ001-B - Collection dedicated to the Aston Martin DB5
Stainless steel case - Automatic - Self-winding - Diameter 40,5mm - Cal.821A - 3ATM - Date - Dial made out of a DB5 bonnet - Lug to lug 18mm - Genuine & handmade leather straps
The AJ001-B features an exact complication with the date window at the 3 o'clock marker. A beautiful black PVD finish puts the modern and alluring design of the watch in the spotlight, making it perfect to wear for any occasion. The composition of this timepiece flawlessly embodies the timeless design of the Aston Martin DB5 through the guilloché at the 6 and 12 hour markers which puts the dial made out of the bonnet of the Aston Martin DB5 on display, reminding the owner at each glance that he wears a legend on his wrist!
Frenchman Constantin Sohier was recruited by means of a competition held in several schools for industrial design. He ticked all the boxes for Atelier Jalaper: a love for watches and an extensive experience in the car industry, acquired through assignments for Land Rover, Jaguar, Renault and Volkswagen. His design seamlessly encapsulated Atelier Jalaper’s vision for the fusion of a legendary car and a timeless timepiece. The design cues like the typography as found on the dial and on the speedometer of an Aston Martin DB5 in combination with the guilloché at 6 and 12 o’clock, which is reminiscent of the DB5 grill, undeniably give reference to this legendary car.
The origins of our watch are born out of the desire to provide the members of our community the opportunity to acquire an unique piece of motoring history. Iconic cars like the Aston Martin DB5 have the right to be enjoyed by everyone who appreciates its undisputable timeless design. Atelier Jalaper offers this possibility by integrating a part of this mythical car in our timepieces, reminding each owner that they wear a legend on their wrist!
The guilloche at 6 and 12 o’clock features a laser engraved honeycomb pattern into the dial. It acquired its emblematic dark color through the heat sensitivity of the aluminium DB5 bonnet.
The dials of our watches are made out of the bonnet of an Aston Martin DB5. Our sophisticated production process enables us to preserve the beautiful patina of the metal and makes every watch a unique piece.
The AJ001-B features a meticulously cut out date window at the 3 o’clock hour marker.
The 6 and 12 o’clock guilloche is the result of a lengthy and precise lasering process. Its design sprung out of the grill of the DB5, one of the most identifiable design cues of this legendary car. It perfectly encapsulates the timeless design of such an icon.
A scratch resistant sapphire crystal provides the wearer a clear view of the dial and puts the patina into the spotlight.
Our watches are individually numbered and remembers its owner to the limited production run of 600 pieces.
The indexes take their inspiration from the Aston Martin DB5's speedometer. Reading the time gives the special feeling of belonging to the history of this legend.
Upper part made from authentic
Aston Martin DB5's bonnet
Dial at 6 and 12 guilloché
Automatic Miyota 821A
Functions : Hours, minutes, central seconds, date calendar
21 jewels 21600 Vibrations per hour
Automatic and Quick date setting
42 hours power reserve
Water resistance : 3 ATM
High Grade 316L
Stainless steel with black
Density: 0.799g/cm3 Specific
Heat: 0.50 kJ/kg-K (0–100 degrees Celsius)
Thermal conductivity: 16.2 W/m-k (100 degrees Celsius)
Engraved and screwed back case
Open sapphire back
To say I am impressed is an understatement, it
certainly has a wow factor about it. My wife and I both love the look and style of the watch, I will be wearing this and showing it off at my first opportunity.
- Andrew P.
It looks stunning! A perfect harmony between classy and sportiness. A true DB5! It makes me feel like a kid again and at the same time a gentleman driver.
- Gerault W.
The watches are really beautiful, great job! A special and unique addition to my watch collection.
- Tom H.
Congratulations with the result of the handsome watch. A stylish work of art!! I'm really happy with the purchase.
- Bernard V.R.
I have now in my possession my DB5 faced watch - it is
simply stunning!!! i’m impressed by both the quality and the weight!! i thought it would be bulky on the wrist and be heavy!! its amazing. The packing was impressive too - you guys have nailed it.
- Paul J.