Jaeger-LeCoultre is a new range of watches for ladies with a decidedly art-deco style. The firm is considered as the Grande Maison in Swiss watch-making industry, which has crafted sublime mechanical timekeepers for so many years. Jaeger-LeCoultre is an influential watch maker in the industry, it was the first maker to devise ways to do away with special keys to set and rewind watches.
LeCoultre’s brilliant solution includes a pushbutton that activates a lever to switch between different functions. This was the first pioneering technology in keyless winding mechanism. The company brings together any skill required in making luxury watches under one roof and back in 19th century, its workshop even run a steam-driven machine to aid the manufacturing process. In the 1920’s, tiny women’s wristwatches were all the rage and miniaturization attempts seems to lead to increased inaccuracy and loss of reliability. The company solved this issue brilliantly by arranging small parts of the watch on split levels.
Wealthier consumers regularly look for exquisite watches and they often consider watches made by Jaeger-LeCoultre as proper choices. The firm is so experienced that it has been responsible for some of the most complicated timepieces ever, including the Master Grande Tradition a Tourbillon and Reverso Grande Complication a Triptyque. A very important part of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s has been woman-oriented watches and very small mechanical movement. With its Rendes-Vous series, Jaeger-LeCoultre has ushered a completely new era in women watch market.
Resolutely feminine in design, the new Rendez-Vous watch is essentially a well-proportioned and elegant round-shaped watch. There are two options of case size: 29mm and 34mm, and both present a completely unique day-night indicator, with generously sized Arabic numerals.
Like any wristwatches, they have a number of dials, including inlaid mother-of-pearl and full guilloche. Bezels are fully adorned with diamonds and in some more expensive variants, this glittering touch extends to the crown and lugs. There are three material options: 18k white gold, 18k pink gold and stainless steel.
Jaeger-LeCoultre is a proper watch maker that designs and builds its watches completely in-house, including the whole Rendez-Vous collection. Each Rendez-Vous watch uses only proper self-winding movements and the interplay of all elements seems to create a kind of feminine mystique. Aficionados of Jaeger-LeCoultre will be drawn easily to the guilloche dial with its fines lines and the whimsically shaped day/night indicator.
The Rendez-Vous is obviously designed as a 24-hour affair. It is relatively simple and can withstand water submersion up to 30 meter deep. There are more ambitious models of the Rendez-Vous, including the Rendez-Vous Tourbillon and Rendez-Vous Wild Rose, with properly executed jewelry.
As a closing, it’s worth noting that the Rendez-Vous watches are great addition to Jaeger-LeCoultre lineup, although it’s unlikely to be the first watch for any female consumer. More than once, we see actresses wearing a Jaeger-LeCoultre product at different red carpet soirees and this fact alone testifies about the elegance of products made by the firm.
- Exquisite design and quality
- Doesn’t look like a typical mass-produced timepiece
- The leather strap may look a bit dull