By Samantha Walsh
Jaeger-LeCoultre achieves the ideal alchemist’s blend of beauty and technology — not to mention celestial allure — with the newest Haute Horlogerie High Jewelry Rendez-Vous collection. This women’s’ line, which is brought together by a myriad of precious stones and watchmaking complexities, features some very unique watches that reflect the world’s natural timekeeping.
Among the new Rendez-Vous pieces in jeweled glamour are the high-diamond Night & Day wristwatch that glitters as brilliantly as stars in the sky. It is available in two sizes: the 29mm, which is adorned with 468 sparkling diamonds, or the 36mm version which features 699 gems. Both of these wristwatches boast a white gold case with blue hands and a matching blue satin strap. What makes this timepiece exceptional is its signature dial featuring a sunray pattern and highlighting the watch’s day/night indication. The interaction between the iridescent diamonds and the bright blue creates a feminine and elegant look.
Another divine highlight of the collection is the Rendez-Vous Celestial. This limited edition, 18-karat white gold watch features a bezel set with baguette-cut diamonds, which light up the zodiac calendar. The month indicator shows the position of the constellations at any time of the year. This watch features a unique rendezvous indicator, which is controlled by the crown and adorned with an inverted diamond. You can set the inverted diamond marker to any time that is special to you – perhaps a secret rendezvous time. This timepiece is accented with a blue alligator strap, which beautifully compliments the blue mother of pearl, sky chart background featuring the constellations. The automatic Caliber 809 movement powers the watch.
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Rendez-Vous collection may well be one of the most alluring watch lines for women on the luxury watch market today — it offers a great blend of watchmaking technology and craftsmanship.