Since it was introduced in 2012, the Rendez-Vous collection has provided endless inspiration for both the watchmakers of Jaeger-LeCoultre and the craftsmen of the Manufacture’s Métiers Rares workshop.
Among the many watchmaking complications created especially for Rendez-Vous, the Night & Day mechanism distils the 24-hour cycle of light and darkness into a captivating display on the wrist. Set on a mother-of-pearl disc that rotates as day turns to night, a polished golden sun alternates with a crescent moon set on a background of stars.
Within the 36mm case of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Dazzling Night & Day, Calibre 898 is an automatic mechanical movement that was designed, developed and produced in-house. The transparent sapphire case-back reveals fine decoration and finishing in classical watchmaking style: blued screws, circular graining, and Côtes de Genève and the open-worked pink gold winding rotor.
The Rendez-Vous Dazzling collection, introduced in 2019, marries this high watchmaking expertise to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s jewellery savoir-faire. The bezel is set with 108 diamonds arranged in two concentric rings – the airy quality of these glittering circles being due to the claw (or ‘griffe’) setting chosen for the outer ring of 36 stones. To complete the case, an inverted diamond is set into the winding crown and three diamonds are set on each of the four lugs.
As an ode to contemporary femininity, the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Dazzling Night & Day with diamond-set dials reaffirm the watchmaking savoir-faire and jewellery expertise that La Grande Maison has cultivated with passion for 190 years.