AN ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE CHOICE
The manufacturer from the Joux Valley has expanded its Rendez-Vous collection with a new diameter, Large, adding to the two previous models, Small and Medium, to provide a complete range for its clientele
Have you ever tried to choose a timepiece from the Rendez-Vous Night & Day collection on the Jaeger-LeCoultre website? It seems like an almost impossible task, given the vast choice on offer in this mainly feminine family of watches created in 2012. And just to sow a little more doubt in our minds, Jaeger-LeCoultre has now added a new diameter!
In fact, the Rendez-Vous Night & Day collection has been reorganised in the same way this year as the Reverso was in 2016. It now features three different diameters: 29mm (Small), 34mm (Medium) and the new 38.2mm (Large), a very contemporary size suited to every wrist. A range of metals, such as steel and pink gold, adorn the watch case on the Rendez-Vous Night & Day, which can be crowned either with a polished bezel or one covered in brilliant-cut diamonds.
Unfortunately for the indecisive, Jaeger-LeCoultre has not stopped at sizes and materials, but has gone even further into the range of possibilities with varied colours and textures, from sunburst dark purple or steel grey to velvet black via white mother-of-pearl and the silvery opaline with the delicately crinkled look. The hour rim, made up of rounded Arabic numerals, known as ‘floral’ style, is adapted to each colour: black, silver or gold. The same goes for the hour and minute sword-shaped hands at the centre, along with a second hand, with each coated in blue, silver or gold. At the bottom of the watch face, between 5 and 7 o’clock, a semi-circular window shows Night & Day.
Each diameter of the watch has its own mechanism. The 967A calibre drives the functions on the Small version, with the 898A/1 on the Medium and the 898D/1 on the new 38.2mm diameter. They all provide between 40 and 42 hours of power reserve.
Last but not least, the Rendez-Vous Night & Day is a “chameleon” model. So, an interchangeable system allows you to change very easily, and as much as you like, the look of your watch, by opting for different types of strap, with metal links, alligator leather or shiny satin.
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By Sharmila Bertin