Introducing The Jaeger-LeCoultre Dazzling Rendez-Vous Moon
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Rendez-Vous assortment was first acquainted with general society in 2012 and if the current variety of contributions is any sign, it’s been a resonating achievement. The company site shows more than 40 minor departure from the topic, which incorporates everything from steel watches with a basic day/night sign, as far as possible up to tourbillons, watches with heavenly guides, and interminable schedules. As you would expect, there is a rich arrangement of valuable metals, valuable diamonds, and mother of pearl. A mark complication for the reach, is the moonphase complication; 8 models have one (10 in the event that you incorporate the unending schedules). The Dazzling Rendez-Vous Moon is the most as of late presented of the Dazzling Rendez-Vous models, following the presentation of a Dazzling Day & Night model, and white gold Dazzling Rendez-Vous Moon, at the current year’s SIHH. The pink gold Dazzling Rendez-Vous Moon is being dispatched at the Venice International Film Festival .
The watch is a showpiece for Jaeger-LeCoultre’s long history of horological jewel setting, which is an exceptionally specific and extremely requesting class of the specialty. Shaded stones present a more clear test as shading coordinating must be incredibly exact when setting hued stones contiguous each other on a watch case, yet jewels have difficulties of their own, particularly when bunched firmly together – the stones must be sliced and set to permit however much light as could be expected to go through them, so as not to quiet the shining fire that gives current precious stone cuts such a large amount of their allure. Curiously, the fire we partner with jewels today is a moderately ongoing marvel in gemology – the principal truly present day cut dependent on a hypothetical investigation of the optics of a cut precious stone was the splendid round cut, which was not created until 1919, by Marcel Tolkowsky.
Round splendid cut jewels in the bezel of the Dazzling Rendez-Vous Moon.
Gem-setting at Jaeger-LeCoultre happens in the company’s workshops in Le Sentier (which is likewise where a great deal of its plating, etching, and other metiers d’art processes occur). It’s very irregular for a solitary company to have so numerous horological and embellishing competencies under one rooftop, and you can see some extra instances of horological jewel setting being done in Le Sentier from our 2016 Visit To The Manufacture, here. Jaeger-LeCoultre is both a watch producer and a sort of living historical center of watchmaking – in fact complex watches, however tastefully modern ones as well.
When I was a child, I read a sci-fi criminal investigator novel, the title of which I’ve failed to remember (and would beyond all doubt love to have the option to recollect). The setting was a monster extravagance interstellar luxury ship, utilizing the spacelanes of the Milky Way Galaxy, and the hero was a police analyst who ended up being acquainted with a portion of the better things in life by (if memory serves) a smooth sophisticado who obviously, may or may not additionally be a heartless killer. Surely he ran over, before the last uncover, as a prototype man of honor executioner – sharp dresser, broad information on wines, workmanship specialist, and, obviously, an expert of the specialty of discussion. One of the minutes in the book which has stuck in my memory, is that at a certain point, he gives her a watch as a blessing, which is a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso.
Amanda Seyfried displaying the Jaeger-LeCoultre Dazzling Night & Day; picture, JLC.
I notice this fairly dark piece of individual sentimentality since I think it brings up something about JLC which is regularly neglected in our current, steel-sports-watch besotten period, which is exactly how unequivocally the company is related to a particular sort of class. The specialty of making something truly rich is a troublesome one to rehearse under any conditions, and even less so when the enthusiasm for a sign of old style polish isn’t just disregarded by many, however effectively and furiously excused. The circumstance on account of horological diamond setting is a difficult one, halfway in light of the fact that it’s a generally troublesome control to like regardless of whether you are slanted. I want to say, without parting with anything about the mysterious procedures of the GPHG, that I end up striving each year to see qualifications between high adornments pieces which are blindingly evident to those attendants with a great deal of ability in gemology by and large, yet horological diamond setting in particular.
The issue is compounded by the way that particularly with white jewels, it is troublesome if not difficult to pass on in still photos the amazing, radiant sparkle of even a solitary high evaluation, all around cut stone, considerably less of handfuls set neighboring one another. We don’t by and large work active here at HODINKEE with high-adornments watches yet on the not very many events such a watch comes into the workplace, I’m constantly struck by exactly how promptly mesmerizing the impact is – you begin to comprehend why jewels and other valuable stones (I have a significant soft spot for rubies, by and by) can make individuals somewhat insane, and the fantasies and legends encompassing probably the most celebrated stones, similar to the Hope Diamond, begin to appear to be simpler to understand.
Setting precious stones in the arm band – the connections are fixed in goldsmith’s wax, stones are independently positioned, and afterward “grains” are lifted around the jewel by hand, to hold the stones in place.
Horological diamond setting is an interesting specialty, but one difficult to jump into, regardless of whether you are slanted to do as such; there is simply not that much data out there and even the brands which practice it in-house, by and large don’t speak much about the art angles included. I think this is somewhat of a disgrace, however. Genuine class after everything isn’t a shallow thing; at its best it emerges from refinement of plan and high art in execution, and I’ve generally enjoyed the way that Jaeger-LeCoultre actually keeps such a large amount of its aptitude in this regard, alive at home in Le Sentier.
Model: Dazzling Rendez-Vous Moon
Case Material: pink gold
Dial: mother-of-pearl and jewels with applied pink gold markers; mother-of-pearl moon against aventurine night sky
Diamonds: 478, 24.7 carats total
Water Resistance: 5 bar/50 meters
Strap/Bracelet: pink gold
Caliber: Jaeger-LeCoultre 925A/1
Functions: time; period of the moon
Power Reserve: 45 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Valuing & Availability
Availability: special request piece
See the whole Rendez-Vous assortment at jaegerlecoultre.com.