Jaeger-LeCoultre introduces two sparkling new expressions of the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Night & Day with a fully diamond-set dial complementing the two circles of diamonds that form the bezel – the Rendez-Vous Dazzling signature. One model is complemented by a vivid red alligator strap and the other by a pink gold bracelet entirely set with diamonds.

A premiere to the Rendez-Vous Dazzling collection, the two timepieces feature a fully diamond-set dial, with grain-set diamonds in concentric circles that radiate outwards from the centre of the dial. The symmetry of the pattern, created with hundreds of stones anchored by tiny, almost invisible gold beads, is testament to the skill and precision of the gem-setters in the Métiers Rares™ workshop. With a total of 590 diamonds (approximately 4.67 carats), the dial and case represent 58 hours of meticulous gem-setting work.

The new Rendez-Vous Dazzling Night & Day is presented with the option of a shiny alligator strap in vivid red that contrasts with the sparkle of the stones, or a High Jewellery pink gold bracelet. A design first created for the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Shooting Star in 2022, the bracelet consists of lozenge-shaped links, joined seamlessly together like a supple ribbon to wrap around the wrist. Representing an additional 80 hours of gem-setting, the links are grain-set with a total of 436 diamonds (for 4.87 carats); this brings the total number of diamonds for this High Jewellery option to 1,026 diamonds (approximately 9.54 carats).

Since it was introduced in 2012, the Rendez-Vous collection has provided endless inspiration for both the watchmakers of Jaeger-LeCoultre and the craftsmen of the Manufacture’s Métiers Rares™ workshop. Among the many watchmaking complications created especially for Rendez-Vous, the Night & Day mechanism distils the 24-hour cycle of light and darkness into a captivating display on the wrist. Set on a mother-of-pearl disc that rotates as day turns to night, a polished golden sun alternates with a crescent moon set on a background of stars.

Within the 36mm case of the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Night & Day, Calibre 898 is an automatic mechanical movement that was designed, developed and produced in-house. The transparent sapphire case-back reveals fine decoration and finishing in classical watchmaking style: blued screws, circular graining, and Côtes de Genève and the open-worked pink gold winding rotor.

The Rendez-Vous Dazzling collection, introduced in 2019, marries this high watchmaking expertise to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s jewellery savoir-faire. The bezel is set with 108 diamonds arranged in two concentric rings – the airy quality of these glittering circles being due to the claw (or ‘griffe’) setting chosen for the outer ring of 36 stones. To complete the case, an inverted diamond is set into the winding crown and three diamonds are set on each of the four lugs.

As an ode to contemporary femininity, the new Rendez-Vous Dazzling Night & Day with diamond-set dials reaffirm the watchmaking savoir-faire and jewellery expertise that La Grande Maison has cultivated with passion for 190 years.

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