Totally Glamourous: Jaeger-LeCoultre Celebrates High Jewellery and Fine Watchmaking Through the New Rendez-Vous Dazzling Night & Day models
By The Time Place Magazine
When Jaeger-LeCoultre first unveiled its Dazzling collection, it did not take long for the world to be swept away by the delicate opulence it had to offer. This year, the Swiss haute horologist adds an even more bewitching timepiece to the collection, fit for the most lavish of events.
Though it bears resemblance to its sister timepieces in the collection, the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Night & Day is a more glistening creation that is almost akin to high jewellery. For the first time, the haute horologist presents the Dazzling timepiece in a full diamond-encrusted design, which was brought to life by the unrivalled gem-setters at the Métiers Rares™ workshop.
Similar to its predecessors, the beautiful Rendez-Vous Night & Day comes in a slim 36 mm form. Its main source of power comes from the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 898, an automatic movement that boasts a 38 hour power reserve. Though it seems to be entirely made of diamonds, the captivating wristwatch is, in fact, crafted of 18-carat pink gold. Its slim bezel features diamonds of two different sizes, with the larger ones encircling the outermost part, to mimic an almost radial effect. The aesthetics of the wristwatch is so thought out that Jaeger-LeCoultre left little to the imagination. Even the pink gold crown is perfectly made, with the tip of an inverted diamond peeking out of it, unlike anything anyone has ever seen before.
As captivating as it may be, the true star of the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Night & Day is located underneath the sapphire crystal. At the heart of the dial, one can vividly see the classic minute and hour hands pointing to minimalist numerals. The Jaeger-LeCoultre name is proudly shown at the top of the timepiece but kept sophisticated in black typography. Amidst the radiant sea of diamonds, there is one particularly unique window on top of the 6th hour mark that gives the timepiece its name.
A signature of the Dazzling collection, the Rendez-Vous Night & Day is adorned by a unique display that helps ladies tell the time in an aesthetically pleasing way. Shaped like a marquise, the window located on the bottom part of the dial shows a glimpse of the mother-of-pearl plate that rotates according to the time of day. The glistening mother-of-pearl is adorned by delicate embellishments such as the sun, moon, and stars. Much like the calibre of the timepiece itself, this disc is linked to a 24-hour mechanism so accurate that the disc rotates in accordance with the time. To finish the timepiece, Jaeger-LeCoultre proudly showcases a clear view of the movement at the back of the watch, where one gets to witness the fine craftsmanship required to produce a masterpiece such as this.
With a timepiece as enamouring as this, it only makes sense that the haute horologist pairs the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Night & Day with an equally enchanting strap. The first option comes in the form of a slim red strap made of fine alligator leather. Its bright red hue brilliantly juxtaposes the timepiece, unlike the second option, which seamlessly blends in with the model. Crafted from diamond-set 18-carat pink gold, the second look of the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Night & Day’s bracelet turns the timepiece into the gem that it is.
Since its establishment in the early 19th century, the Jaeger-LeCoultre name has proven synonymous with excellence and has led the industry with fine watchmaking. With over a thousand calibres created, the Swiss Manufacture has produced historical and innovative timepieces, including the Master and Reverso collections.
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