UN­DER A SPELL Magic and ro­mance is what Jaeger-LeCoul­tre prom­ises with its Ren­dez-Vous col­lec­tion. By Char­maine Ho.

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - THE JEWELS -

With watch­mak­ers pulling out all the stops to woo the fairer sex, women are as­sured of find­ing a beau­ti­ful time­piece to suit their fancy. What’s of a rarer na­ture are ladies watches that present both beauty and tech­ni­cal prow­ess with bal­anced artistry. That’s where Jaeger-LeCoul­tre’s Ren­dezVous comes in. Since its launch in 2012, the col­lec­tion has con­tin­ued to of­fer women a host of com­pli­ca­tions that put the mys­tery and ro­mance of haute hor­logerie cen­tre stage, com­plete with grace­ful looks that war­rant time in the spotlight. The 2015 col­lec­tion fol­lows in that tra­di­tion with three new mod­els to seal the deal. The Ren­dez-Vous Moon presents a beloved com­pli­ca­tion­com­pli­cat that’s ded­i­cated to the most fem­i­nine of ce­les­tial bod­ies, and it does so with im­pec­ca­bleim­pecca fi­nesse. While con­ven­tional moon phase t time­pieces present an ac­cu­racy of a one-day de­vi­a­tion ev­ery two and a half years, Jaeger Jaeger-LeCoul­tre turns the game on its head wit with an as­tound­ing ac­cu­racy of once ev­ery 9 972 years.

It’s also avail­able in two sizes (36mm and 39mm), en­sur­ing that even women with the most pe­tite wrists can en­joy the beauty of this glow­ing num­ber.

Then, there’s the Ren­dez-Vous Ivy Minute Re­peater, un­veiled late last ye year, which gains top hon hon­ours for mark­ing the ve very first time JaegerLeCoult LeCoul­tre has in­tro­duced the com­pli­ca­tionc into its fem fem­i­nine col­lec­tion. Dressed with an Art Nouveau-inspired dial, the watch comes equipped with a silent reg­u­la­tor that re­duces any pe­riph­eral sounds made by its au­to­matic move­ment so that only the clear chime of the minute re­peater can be heard. Fur­ther en­forc­ing the watch’s exquisite­ness is the fact that it has been re­leased in a lim­ited edi­tion of just 88 pieces.

Round­ing up the show is the Ren­dez-Vous Ce­les­tial, which presents a new take on the watch­maker’s 2013 model. An el­lip­ti­cal dial open­ing re­veals a sky chart – adorned with the con­stel­la­tions of the zo­diac – that makes a full turn once ev­ery 23 hours 56 min­utes and four sec­onds (or what is con­sid­ered a side­real day). Th is time, the fiery time­piece is pre­sented in pink gold and bordeaux aven­turine that glit­ters with ev­ery move­ment.

With each fresh in­tro­duc­tion into its Ren­dez-Vous col­lec­tion, JaegerLeCoul­tre has shown that it re­mains ded­i­cated to the needs of se­ri­ous fe­male watch col­lec­tors, with time­pieces that bear brawn, brain, and beauty in all equal mea­sures. The re­sults? An ev­er­grow­ing fan base that can­not wait to see what else the Man­u­fac­ture has up its sleeves.

Clock­wise from top: White gold and diamond Ren­dezVous Ivy Minute Re­peater; a hand­crafted dial in the works; white gold and diamond Ren­dez-Vous Moon

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