At Jaeger-LeCoultre, women have an on-going rendezvous with time. The Manufacture in the Vallée de Joux crystallises within its feminine creations the encounter between Fine Watchmaking and Fine Jewellery.
Dreaming up models that become an intimate part of daily life, loyal confidantes at night and faithful companions of exceptional moments. This year, the Rendez-Vous and Reverso collections are reinventing themselves in order to further enhance their appeal. Complicated, ultra-thin, mechanical: they embody a concentrated blend of creative freedom, along with the horological and hand-crafted expertise that has been guiding the history of the Grande Maison for 180 years.
The Beauty of Rendez-Vous
The rendezvous is set, as time takes on its true dimension, duly admired and appreciated, intensely experienced on a personal daily level. Responding to its invitation to join its graceful dance come the subtle relief of a delicate guilloché pattern, the shining feathers, the perfection of a perpetual calendar or the beauty of a tourbillon. Fascinating as much in terms of their supreme mechanisms as of their Art Deco inspired design, three new models enrich a collection that became instantly iconic at the time of its launch in 2011. They are in direct line from the amazing Rendez-Vous Celestial watch, a tribute to the Rare Crafts cultivated within the Manufacture and presented at the latest edition of the SIHH. Rendez-Vous Perpetual Calendar Bringing eternity within reach, the Rendez-Vous Perpetual Calendar displays infinite time. Powered by an automatic movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 868, visible through the sapphire crystal case-back, it reveals the complexity on its dial with impressive natural grace. The pure design combines classical elements with the aesthetic inspiration of the Grande Maison, all within a 37.5 mm diameter and while ensuring optimal readability. Swept over by the hour, minute and central seconds hands, three counters are dedicated to displaying the perpetual calendar indications: the day of the week at 9 o’clock, the date at 3 o’clock and the month at 6 o’clock. The number of the year in progress appears through a window at 7 o’clock, while the 12 o’clock moon-phase subdial crowning the perpetual calendar lends a delightful sense of visual balance. Gorgeous pieces. Elegant, timeless and would make great heirlooms.