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Rarely has there ever been a timepiece as poetically delicate as Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Rendez-Vous Ivy Secret watch. Immediately upon viewing, one gets the sense of demure grandeur and sophistication, and with an astonishing 304 diamonds set into a white gold bracelet, this would be one of those times that first impressions are in fact, correct.
But don’t let first glances be the last. A masterpiece among masterpieces, the Ivy Secret has much to reveal; a closer look at the timepiece will uncover ivy leaves engraved on the side of the case and hand-painted onto a mother-of-pearl dial with iridescent reflections.
Demonstrating the unrivalled prowess of a Swiss watchmaker well worth its 180-year track record, the Ivy Secret boasts an awe-striking range of brilliant, baguette, and marquise cut diamonds on the slightly domed cover where they intricately outline the shape of a flower. “To me, a ladies watch needs to be a little different,” says Stéphane Belmont, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s international creative and marketing director. “It needs to be elegant, refined, and mysterious. It’s always exciting to figure out what is behind the other side of the watch, and the discovery is perhaps why our Secret watch is a great success.”
Powered by the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 846/1, the 18-jewel Ivy Secret may as well be the collection’s show-stopper, with its romantic and exceptional artistry, but it is certainly not the only watch worth mentioning. Going along the same ivy theme, the Rendez-Vous Ivy Tourbillon continues with the same poetic elegance that has been dominating the Rendez-Vous collection.
Where the Ivy Secret may have served as a glimpse back into an era where there was beauty in telling time, the Tourbillon, with its Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 978 and 33-jewel movement, is recognisably bolder. “The Rendez-Vous Ivy Tourbillon is a good example of combining a very technical movement tourbillon with exquisite aesthetic,” Belmont reveals. “We’ve introduced the artistry of Métiers d’Art into the collection, such as enamelling and guilloché, and this makes the Rendez-Vous Ivy Tourbillon a very feminine watch for the wearer,” he adds.
Frozen in time underneath watch crystal, the unparalleled artistry and stone-setting of the Swiss luxury watchmaker remain genuine and unflinching to the test of time; and the Rendez-Vous Ivy Secret and Tourbillon watches are unfiltered reflections of the Grande Maison’s raison d’être: timeless aesthetics for a sense of everlasting vitality and poetry.
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