Shine Bright: The New Rendez-Vous Dazzling Night & Day
Watch & Bullion24 July 2023 | 4 min read
Swiss horological master Jaeger-LeCoultre has unveiled two stunning new additions to the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Night & Day collection. Blending classic watchmaking finesse with unmatched jewellery craftsmanship, these pieces are set to dazzle the world of high-end watch enthusiasts.
Shimmering Statements: A Diamond Extravaganza
Our favourite Rendez-Vous Dazzling Night & Day watches have been catapulted into the realm of High Jewellery. Featuring a full diamond-studded dial – a first for this collection, each timepiece is further adorned by two radiant circles of diamonds on the bezel, creating a Dazzling signature look.
These watches are further elevated by their straps – one model sports a fiery red alligator strap. At the same time, the other showcases a pink gold bracelet entirely set with diamonds, each complementing their diamond-draped faces.
Expert Craftsmanship: The Magic of the Métiers Rares™ Workshop
These timepieces embody the pinnacle of the art of gem-setting, a skill expertly harnessed by the craftsmen at the renowned Métiers Rares™ workshop. The dial showcases a symmetrical grain-set pattern of diamonds, fanning out from the centre in concentric circles, anchored by nearly invisible gold beads.
A staggering total of 590 diamonds (approximately 4.67 carats) grace the dial and case, each stone meticulously set over 58 hours of detailed work. This level of painstaking precision is a testament to the master gem-setters skill and dedication.
Straps and Bracelets: Dazzling Choices
As for the straps, you can choose a vivacious red alligator strap that adds a bold pop of colour or a High Jewellery pink gold bracelet. The bracelet design debuted with the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Shooting Star in 2022, resembles a supple ribbon that gently wraps around the wrist.
This pink gold bracelet showcases an additional 436 diamonds (for 4.87 carats), demanding another 80 hours of gem-setting work. Choosing the bracelet takes the total number of diamonds to a staggering 1,026 diamonds (approximately 9.54 carats).
Mechanical Sophistication Meets Feminine Charm
The Rendez-Vous collection, since its inception in 2012, has been a playground of creativity for Jaeger-LeCoultre’s watchmakers and the artists at the Manufacture’s Métiers Rares™ workshop.
The Night & Day complication, an essential feature of this collection, is a captivating microcosm of the 24-hour cycle on your wrist. As the day turns into night, a mother-of-pearl disc rotates to reveal a polished golden sun or a crescent moon against a star-studded backdrop.
In these 36mm Rendez-Vous Dazzling Night & Day watches, Calibre 898, an automatic mechanical movement designed in-house, powers the celestial ballet. The clear sapphire case-back lets you peek at the classical watchmaking techniques employed, from blued screws and circular graining to Côtes de Genève and an open-worked pink gold winding rotor.
A Tribute to Timeless Elegance
Celebrating modern femininity, the latest additions to the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Night & Day collection demonstrate Jaeger-LeCoultre’s legacy of exceptional watchmaking and jewellery craftsmanship. Each watch’s bezel is adorned with 108 diamonds arranged in two concentric circles, with an additional inverted diamond on the winding crown and three more diamonds on each lug.
From the carefully curated diamond patterns to the detailed engineering behind the timekeeping, these timepieces are a perfect homage to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s 190 years of dedication to excellence.
These timepieces are fitted with an Automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 898 and showcase a power reserve of 38 hours. Both models feature a case made from Pink Gold 750/1000 (18 carats), measuring 36 mm in diameter and 9.97 mm in thickness. They are water-resistant up to 5 bar and come with fully diamond-set dials. The red alligator strap model (Reference: Q3432472) showcases 590 diamonds (~4.67 cts), while the pink gold bracelet variant (Reference: Q3432373) sports 1,026 diamonds (~9.54 cts).
Step into the radiant world of the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Night & Day, where Jaeger-LeCoultre’s mastery of the watchmaking craft and gem-setting artistry meet.
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