Between the night sky and lapis lazuli, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Dazzling Moon Lazura touches new depths of blue.
In keeping with the tradition of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Rendez-Vous collection which was launched in 2012, the new Dazzling Moon Lazura is a lavish showpiece for the maison’s horological gem-setting expertise.
The watch is dressed in a glittering circle of 36 large diamonds, all set using a classical prong setting technique which holds the precious stones up high on fine claws to allow maximum light to pass through from every angle, giving the timepiece a most luminous sparkle. This is paired with an icy cascade of 72 grain-set diamonds around the inner circle of the bezel, in addition, the upper surfaces of the lugs are set with diamonds and an inverted diamond is set into each of the crowns.
In case you’re wondering, it’s not just all diamonds. Paying tribute to the celestial night skies, the rich blue lapis lazuli dial is marked with tiny polished gold hemispheres to mark the brightest stars of each constellation. On the upper part of the dial, applied ‘floral’ numerals – a Rendez-Vous signature – mark the hours. Yet another emblem of the collection is a hand-polished golden star, which is set on the edge of the dial and marks the time of a special appointment.
All this is powered by the Manufacture Calibre 935, a self-winding movement developed in 2015 especially for the Rendez-Vous collection, which is exceptional in the accuracy of its large moon phase display. Fine details are visible beneath the transparent sapphire case-back, including Côtes de Genève stripes on both the plates and the open-worked 18-carat gold winding rotor.
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