Jaeger-LeCoultre: the Rendez-Vous Haute Joaillerie of 2016

For the first time, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Tourbillon watch in gray gold dares the intensity of the black on a dial enamelled opaque all in depth. Luminous by the presence of the 254 diamonds on the dial, bezel, horns and crown, this watch features an arc of hours stylized by stretched figures.

The whole, animated by a caliber “house” equipped with a tourbillon intended to compensate the effects of the gravitation earth. This self-winding mechanical movement, the JLC 978, offers a power reserve of 45 hours.

This Rendez-Vous watch in gray gold is a true ode to crimping, as much by the mastery as by the creativity instilled by the craftsman. Each face of this timepiece is resplendent with gemstones set with baguette or set snow (one of the house specialties). On nearly half the dial, the celestial vault is represented by a carpet of 301 sapphires of several sizes forming a fascinating nebula. Eclat of stones and celestial colors of camaieu.

The moon phase is very well enhanced by the generous position it occupies on the dial. Recall that this complication presents a day of lag every two and a half years. However this Rendez-Vous Moon is designed to remain accurate for 972 years. Almost eternity.

Finally, a mysterious needle in the form of a star delicately indicates the time chosen for a next appointment. This timepiece boasts the Jaeger-LeCoultre 935 caliber, a self-winding mechanical movement that offers a power reserve of 40 hours.

TAG HEUER PERSONALIZES THE DIALS

As part of the development of the “TAG Heuer Connected” watch, the Swiss watchmaker is proud to unveil its unprecedented and exclusive collaboration with 10 of its prestigious ambassadors.

Cristiano Ronaldo (football), David Guetta and sisters Nervo (music), Tom Brady (Foot US), Kei Nishikori (tennis), Giancarlo Stanton (Baseball), Jessica Korda (golf), G.E.M. (Music) and Kai Lenny (surfing), each in their own way, they also wished to take part in the adventure and success of the “TAG Heuer Connected” watch.

They took their colored pencils – and with Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer and President of the Watches Division of the LVMH Group – they each designed a dial (also called Watch face), THE DIAL, with artistic elements Their choice or directly related to their universe.
In the end, 11 original dials, 11 different designs have been developed exclusively for the “TAG Heuer Connected” watch and are available today on the exclusive Tag Heuer Connected application.

For the record, the TAG Heuer Connected watch, powered by Intel technology and benefiting from the whole Android Wear universe, was unveiled on November 9 in New York by Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer & CEO of Watches Division of the LVMH Group, accompanied by Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel Corporation and David Singleton, VP Engineering Android at Google.
With a diameter of 46 mm, the design of the TAG Heuer Connected is first of all a real watch whose box and horns are realized in titanium grade 2, a contemporary, modern material that makes the watch lighter and More resistant to shock than a traditional material like steel or gold. Complemented with a black structured rubber strap (6 other colors – red, blue, white, orange, green and yellow – are available and sold separately) with a folding clasp also in titanium grade 2, And the level of finishing of a beautiful watch on the wrist.

It is offered at the price of 1500 USD, 1’350 Euros, 1’400 CHF, 1’100 GBP. Of course, the three digital clock dials (the chronograph dial, the 3-hands dial and the GMT dial), all with the date display, all reproduce the appearance and operation of a real dial, with codes immediately Recognizable from the TAG Heuer Carrera collection with its hands, indexes, counters, date window and timer, are always embedded on the watch and remain available at all times.

The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph Boutique Edition on Hands

Not every chronographs are created equal. On the other hand, not every chronographs are created with a. Lange & Söhne. The German watch manufacturing company is considered among the best with regards to making chronographs, as evidenced through the 1815 Chronograph, a wrist watch so answer to the company it had been named following the birth year of their founder, Mr. Ferdinand Adolph Lange.

200 years later, A. Lange & Söhne presented us with a brand new special edition, obtainable in boutiques only, also it revives a significantly-loved feature of 20th-century chronographs: the pulsation scale.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph on Hands

Utilized by doctors to determine a patient’s heartbeat, it later increased a cult-like following among collectors because of its unique look. Vacheron Constantin introduced this ‘vintage’ feature in its very own collection this past year within the colorful Vacheron Constantin Harmony Chronograph.

The greater conservative A. Lange & Söhne, always keen to safeguard and advance the status of German manufacturing, has rather gone for any minimalistic but wholly effective design, based on a monochromatic blue and silver dial, along with a elevated inner flange.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph

Presented in the white-colored gold situation, its cold accents all appear to suggest towards the watch’s principal function: the flyback chronograph. Indeed, all the indications echo the deep blued steel chronograph hands in the center from the dial, as the hour and minutes in rhodiumed gold almost appear to become playing second fiddle.

Powering the 1815 Chronograph Boutique Edition is really a modified form of Calibre L951.5, an legendary movement produced for it’s bigger, bolder brother, the Datograph. Gone would be the large date and power reserve that made its status, making method to a thinner by hand wound movement, along with a thinner situation that’s possibly a bit more comfortable to put on every day.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815

However, no compromises were created towards the finishing from the caliber. The hands adornments around the German silver plates and bridges, along with the engravings around the balance cock are first rate, and offered on full display via a azure situation-back.