Capturing the essence of femininity, the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Night & Day has been reimagined this year in green – an homage to the unspoilt nature that surrounds Jaeger-LeCoultre’s home in the Vallée de Joux and provides a perpetual source of inspiration.
Just as the cosmic cycles inspired Piaget's watchmakers to develop a mechanism that displays the night and day on the dial, the fields and forests of our valley inspire designers and artisans of the Manufacture.
Presented in pink gold with a glowing green sunray-brushed dial and matching green alligator leather strap, this new rendition of the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Night & Day deftly marries the spirit of fine watchmaking with the codes of high jewellery. The radiance of 168 diamonds draws the eye to the rich colour of the dial.
On the bezel, 108 diamonds, form two concentric rings around the case. There is an airy quality to these glittering circles, thanks to the claw (or ‘griffe’) setting of the outer ring of 36 stones. A classical jewellery technique that requires great precision, claw setting is designed to maximise the presence of each stone by allowing light to pass through the diamonds from every angle while minimising the visible metal. The fine gold claws hold the diamonds high, giving the impression that they are floating around the watch case, rather than anchored to it.
Completing the case, an inverted diamond is set into the winding crown and three diamonds are set on each of the four lugs.On the dial, an inner circle of 47 diamonds draws the eye to the Night & Day indication. Set on a disc that rotates every 24 hours, a pink gold crescent moon with a backdrop of stars slowly alternates with a polished golden sun as night turns to day. Signature elements of the Rendez-Vous Dazzling add further refinement: hours are marked by applied Arabic numerals in the emblematic Floral style and polished golden hemispheres.
Set within the 36mm case, Calibre 898 is a self-winding mechanical movement developed and produced entirely in-house and providing a power reserve of 38 hours. The transparent sapphire case-back reveals some fine decoration and finishing in classical watchmaking style: blued screws, circular graining on the wheels, and Côtes de Genève on the plates and the open-worked pink gold winding rotor. With its glowing green dial, the new Rendez-Vous Dazzling Night & Day is a visually arresting expression of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s dedication to precision and creativity in both the mechanical aspect of watchmaking and the decorative crafts.
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS RENDEZ-VOUS DAZZLING NIGHT & DAY GREEN
Case: Pink Gold 750/1000 (18 carats)Dimensions: 36 mmThickness: 9.80 mmCalibre: Automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 898Functions: Hours/Minutes, Day/Night IndicationPower reserve: 38 hoursDial: Green sunray, diamondsCase-back: OpenWater resistance: 5 barDiamonds: 168 diamonds – 3.43 caratsStrap: Green AlligatorReference: Q343247J