Jaeger-LeCoultre presents a fully gem-set version of Rendez-Vous Moon for the upcoming Venice Film Festival
August 23, 2019: To coincide with the 76th Venice International Film Festival – La Biennale di Venezia, watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre is presenting a dazzling new interpretation of that most beloved of astronomical complications, the moon phase.
The new Dazzling Rendez-Vous Moon pays tribute to feminine strength and beauty, presenting the watchmaker’s emblematic moon phase function in a magnificent new setting. Echoing the serene beauty of the night sky, the icy sparkle of diamonds is warmed by pink gold and complemented by glowing white mother of pearl.
This new, fully gem-set interpretation of Dazzling Rendez-Vous follows the launch of Dazzling Rendez-Vous Night & Day (in white gold or pink gold) and Dazzling Rendez-Vous Moon (in white gold) at SIHH in January this year, followed by the ruby-set Dazzling Rendez-Vous Red, on the occasion of Shanghai International Film Festival in June.
The Dazzling Rendez-Vous Moon bezel comprises 108 diamonds, forming two concentric rings around the watch case. Designed to maximise the presence of each stone, the claw setting allows light to pass through the diamonds from every angle, while minimising the visible metal. In Dazzling Rendez-Vous the fine gold claws hold the diamonds high, giving an impression that they’re almost floating around the watch case, rather than anchored to it. To complete the case, diamonds are also set into the lugs and the winding crown.
The fully-set bracelet is a masterpiece in itself: Jaeger-LeCoultre’s gem-setters have bezel-set 310 diamonds (22.27 carats), linking them seamlessly together to form a river of diamonds that wraps around the wrist as softly as a ribbon. The moonlight-white mother-of-pearl dial abounds with subtle details: on an outer ring, diamonds mark the hours; on the main hours ring, each of the applied pink gold numerals is set on a separate mother-of-pearl ‘tile’, all anchored by an inner circle of 47 diamonds.
Visible through an opening at 6 o’clock, the new design features a shiny mother-of-pearl moon floating against a starry aventurine night sky, and playing hide-and-seek behind a cloud of carved mother-of-pearl as it cycles through its different phases over the course of a month.