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.