The AJ001-S pays tribute to the legendary Aston Martin DB5. Each dial is cut out from its bonnet. The singularity of our dials is reflected through their patinas which are all unique. An Atelier Jalaper timepiece is more than a high-end watch. It is a piece of automotive heritage.
The origins of our watches are born out of the desire to provide members of our community with the opportunity to acquire a unique piece of automotive history. Iconic cars like the Aston Martin DB5 have the right to be appreciated by all those who appreciate its design and history. We offer this possibility by integrating a part of this mythical car in our timepieces.
After a year of R&D, Atelier Jalaper has accomplished a real technical challenge. Our mission: to create a watch that offers its owner a fragment of an automotive legend. This is not just a figure of speech. Each Atelier Jalaper watch physically and visibly integrates an authentic part of an Aston Martin DB5.
The AJ001-S pays tribute to the timeless design of the DB5 through its composition and references. This model offers a date display at 3 o'clock, a 42-hour power reserve and a high-quality brushed steel case. The patina of the dial reminds its owner at every glance that he wears a legend on his wrist!
The design process, which is crucial, required a year and a half of hard work, multiple work sessions, back and forth with our designers as well as several essential prototyping phases. Our very first priority : the perfection of the design before the technical constraints and not the opposite.
THE PRESS SPEAKS ABOUT IT
"To design these collector dials, the Chaux-de-Fonds craftsmen in charge of their design first had to flatten the hood of the legendary car before cutting out 600 dials with the greatest precision, despite the malleability of aluminum. »Le FigaroPour Atelier Jalaper
Our valiant 25 and 27 year old compatriots had the crazy idea of buying an Aston Martin DB5 hood (James Bond's), and cutting it up to make the dial of their watch."GQ MagazinePour Atelier Jalaper
In life, there are dreams and those who succeed in realizing them. Simon Szleper and Louis Jalaber have achieved the perfect fusion of a watch and an automobile myth: the Aston Martin DB5.Montres MagazinePour Atelier Jalaper
Atelier Jalaper presents a watch with a piece of Aston Martin DB5 inside. They decided that incorporating a piece of the Aston Martin DB5 bonnet into their watch would give it a very special touch."TopGearPour Atelier Jalaper
A promising Belgian brand! Enthusiastic, imaginative, ambitious: Simon Szleper and Louis Jalaber are pure seeds of young entrepreneurs".Paris Match MagazinePour Atelier Jalaper
frequently asked questions
Is Atelier Jalaper associated with Aston Martin?
Atelier Jalaper and its products are not in any way associated or supported by Aston Martin or any of its affiliates.
If my watch arrives with a manufacturing defect can I get a replacement?
If your watch comes with a manufacturing defect, you can send it back to us, we will inspect it and we will have it repaired and send it back to you for free in case of manufacturing defect.
Why do you assemble your watches in Switzerland?
Swiss watchmakers are renowned for their expertise throughout the world. It was the obvious choice to get the best possible quality for our watches.
What does Atelier Jalaper mean?
Atelier Jalaper is a fusion of the names of the two founders of the brand, Louis Jalaber and Simon Szleper.
How did you get the Aston Martin DB5 parts?
Acquiring the parts of an Aston Martin DB5 was a year and a half long process. We found them in London, they were then authenticated by Aston Martin Works.