As the romance season is coming, oscar-nominated actress Amanda Seyfried is in the spotlight again, thanks to a graceful photo shoot with the celebrated New York photographer Alique for Jaeger-LeCoultre. This photoshoot is what Jaeger-LeCoultre and Amanda Seyfried do to celebrate Valentine’s day in February.
As a Friend of La Grande Maison since 2019, she wore a Rendez-vous Dazzling Night & Day timepiece, a watch that so elegantly evokes the joy and mystery of romance, with its sparkling diamonds, glowing mother-of-pearl dial and delicate day-and-night indicator.
When Amanda first encountered Jaeger-LeCoultre, she fell in love with the feminine complications, intrigued by their beauty and romanticism. “I’ve always been fascinated by the sky at night. There’s something so mysterious and romantic about it. Adding such refinement to watchmaking know-how is amazing to me.”
On the mother-of-pearl dial of the Rendez-Vous Dazzling, the Night & Day display is set on an iridescent disc sprinkled with golden stars; as the disc turns, a sun with voluptuously curly rays slowly alternates with a gold crescent moon as day turns to night.
Amanda professes to have always loved round watches: “The diamonds on the Dazzling Rendez-Vous take the round case to another level. There’s something totally mesmerising about that sparkle.”
Two rows of diamonds surround the dial and, thanks to the way the outer ring of 36 stones has been set, there’s an airy, almost frothy quality to it. Held high by fine gold claws, the diamonds appear to be almost floating around the watch case, rather than anchored to it.
Launched in 2012, the Rendez-Vous line quickly became a pillar of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s collection for women. The original model, from which the collection took its name, has a tiny star on the dial perimeter that can be set to mark an appointment (rendez-vous in French). Since then, a variety of other complications and different aesthetic interpretations have been added to the line.
As an ode to romance, the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Night & Day is an invitation to love sincerely and for eternity.