This year, the Manufacture is introducing two new models testifying to the dynamism and creative freedom exercised in the Jaeger-LeCoultre workshops. A new case size offers an even slimmer interpretation of the now emblematic silhouette, while a new mother-of-pearl dial adorned with diamond chatons accentuates the line’s inherent femininity.
Rendez-Vous Date Watch
Decidedly classic yet resolutely contemporary, the Rendez-Vous Date watch conceals an exceptional watchmaking heart beneath its slender frame. Clad in glowing pink gold, the 27.5 mm-diameter case – a new size for the collection – protects the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 966, one of the smallest manually-wound movements on the watchmaking scene. Admirably epitomising the in-house expertise in the field of mechanical miniaturisation, it echoes the 101 and Duoplan movements that have made their mark on watchmaking history.
Clearly visible through the sapphire crystal case-back, the mechanism steadily drives the date indication appearing at 6 o’clock. The dial is swept over by a trio of blued hands and graced with a subtly ribbed guilloché pattern evoking the delicate texture of wild silk. Thus adorned, it welcomes the 1930s-inspired numerals that become a signature of the collection, lit up by the sparkle of the diamond-set bezel. Daintily fitted with a nude leather strap or a bracelet composed of pink gold links, the Rendez-Vous Date asserts its own timeless style, the intrinsic elegance of which is nurtured by the noblest traditions of precision and technical Fine Watchmaking.
Rendez-Vous Night & Day Watch
Beneath its understated initial appearance lies a sophistication pervading each and every detail. The new Rendez-Vous Night & Day diamond watch allows time to exquisitely bloom on a shimmering mother-of-pearl dial sublimated by diamond chatons topping the hour numerals. The day/night display provided at 6 o’clock reveals a delightfully poetic interpretation of the moon, while the powdered gilt dots encircling the centre accentuate the graceful femininity of this creation.
The 29 mm-diameter case opts for a new and beautifully simple concave bezel design that gives this watch a subtly urban allure and appears to capture the light, reflecting it better. The sapphire crystal case-back provides a panoramic view of the automatic winding Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 967A beating within. Its bevelled, hand-drawn and circular-grained mainplate and bridges pay tribute to the most refined expression of Fine Watchmaking. The model is available in pink gold and steel versions.