Jaeger-LeCoultre Presents Rendez-Vous Dazzling Star

by Chamath Gamage
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Earlier we covered the latest innovative timepiece by Jaeger-LeCoultre, a watch that showcased the beautiful celestial phenomenon, the shooting star, across the dial of the watch at random moments. Creating this timepiece is no easy task. The modern watch is made up of precisely calibrated, mathematical rhythms that don’t have random moments factored in. So creating a watch where a mechanism would get engaged randomly 4-6 times per hour was certainly a challenge. But with the Rendez-Vous Star, Jaeger-LeCoultre was able to do just that. 

Now, Jaeger-LeCoultre is presenting this same timepiece in a much more glamourous manner. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vouz Dazzling Star comes with a new dial colour, a precious metal case, and is now filled with more diamonds to make the watch…well more dazzling! 

Design:

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Dazzling Star comes in the same 36mm pink gold case as per the original. The upper surfaces of the lugs are set with diamonds, as well as an inverted diamond is set into the crown. The bezel on the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Star differs from the Rendez-Vous Star model as it features two concentric rings in which diamonds are laid. The prong (or ‘griffe’) setting on the outer concentric circle features 36 diamonds. This jewellery setting technique was introduced by Jaeger-LeCoultre for their Rendez-Vous collection back in 2019. Fine gold claws keep the diamonds held high, which in turn allows light to pass them from every angle allowing a very glittering effect.  

The dial is made entirely of blue Aventurine, which helps to capture the dark star-studded sky. In the centre of the dial, there is a framed ring of diamonds. Within the ring of diamonds is three discs that are layered over each other. The same mechanism which helps to show the shooting star on the Rendez-Vous Star is being done on this model with the use of these three discs. 

The first disc is made of an oval Aventurine and helps to conceal the shooting star when it’s inactive. Beneath this disc is the cut-out of the shooting star disc that’s made from Aventurine. This disc when activated sends the star on its curing trajectory across the upper dial. As the star makes its way across the dial, it reveals the 3rd and deepest layer of the dial, a fixed golden disc made of golden metal. This golden disc highlights the star’s movement in a very aesthetically pleasing manner. 

For this particular model, Jaeger-LeCoultre went back to the original design codes of their Rendez-Vous Star collection as the hour indices are now applied numerals in their signature floral font with applied hemispherical hour markers. To match the rest of the watch, the hands are made from a golden floral design. 

The Rendez-Vous Dazzling Star comes in two strap options. Either a rich blue shiny alligator strap that matches the Aventurine of the dial nicely or a full diamond-set pink gold bracelet that has been specially created for the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Star. The lozenge-shaped links in the pink gold bracelet contain up to a total of 436 diamonds (4.88 carats total). 

Movement:

The movement inside the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Star is the automatic mechanical in-house Calibre 734. With the same movement that’s inside the Rendez-Vous Star model, the engineers and designers at Jaeger-LeCoultre have been able to come up with the new shooting star mechanism that allows it to appear on the dial 4-6 times per hour at random moments. The Calibre 734 movement comes with a sturdy power reserve of approximately 70 hours. 

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Dazzling Star is the next step in the aesthetic evolution of the original Rendez-Vous Star. Now featuring a beautiful Aventurine dial and a bracelet full of diamonds made specifically for this model, the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Star glitters just like the shooting star it’s based on. 

References: Q3642470 – pink gold (leather strap), Q3642371 – pink gold (fully-set pink gold bracelet)

Specification:

  • Case: 36 mm and thickness of 11.11mm
  • Case Material: Pink gold, sapphire crystal case back
  • Dial: Aventurine, diamonds
  • Function: Hours, minutes and “shooting star” complication
  • Water resistance: 50 meters
  • Movement: Automatic mechanical Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 734
  • Power reserve: 70 Hours
  • Strap: Leather strap or fully-set pink gold bracelet

Australian Recommended Retail Price: Q3642470 – pink gold (leather strap) – $112,000.00 AUD and Q3642371 – pink gold (fully-set pink gold bracelet) – POA

Availability: Enquire from April 2022

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