The AJ002-S, our men’s automatic automobile watch, pays tribute to British automotive history. The dial of each of our watches is directly cut from the bonnet of an Aston Martin DB5, and thus has a unique patina. With our limited-edition watches, it is a part of the legend that you wear on your wrist.
THE ORIGINS OF OUR WATCHES
Our first collection of watches dedicated to the Aston Martin BD5 was born from a desire to pay tribute to one of the most emblematic cars in automotive history. As always at Atelier Jalaper, our watches are the result of the meeting of two worlds that we love above all: automotive heritage and watchmaking tradition. We designed them with this unique vision in mind, while integrating a real piece of Aston Martin DB5 and subtle references to the design of the British legend. All our watches are limited-edition.
A MEN’S WATCH WITH A UNIQUE CONCEPT
Combining automotive heritage and watchmaking was a real technical challenge. After a year of R&D, we were finally able to transform an Aston Martin DB5 bonnet into a real watch dial. All the dials that equip our watches have a unique patina that reflects the authenticity and history of this bonnet: scratches and chips. All watches in the DB5 collection are assembled in Switzerland.
MADE FROM AN ASTON MARTIN DB5
Each of the watches in the collection has a dial directly cut from an Aston Martin DB5 bonnet that has been authenticated by Aston Martin Works in London. To transform the raw part of one of the most legendary British cars into a real watch dial, it was first necessary to cut the aluminum, flatten and process it in order to be able to stamp our dials. They were then laser engraved to reveal the indexes reminiscent of the car’s speedometer, while retaining the patina that makes each watch unique. Finally, the integration of the automatic movement and the assembly in its steel case case took place entirely in our Swiss atelier in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
WATCH DESIGN PROCESS
The crucial design process took a year and a half of hard work, back and forth with our designers and several prototypes. Above all, we wanted the design of our watch to reflect the full power of the Aston Martin DB5’s history. Therefore, The AJ002-S has subtle references to the legendary British car.
THE PRESS TALKS ABOUT OUR WATCH INSPIRED BY THE ASTON MARTIN DB5
"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.