Heartbeat: The Mesmerizing Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous High Jewellery Tourbillon With Black Enamel Dial | Quill & Pad

Heartbeat: The Mesmerizing Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous High Jewellery Tourbillon With Black Enamel Dial | Quill & Pad

A few weeks prior, I visited the Jaeger-LeCoultre processing plant as I discussed in Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Specialized Department For Artistic Crafts: Enamel, Gem Setting, Engraving, And Guilloche.

While I was there, I saw a watch the craftsmans were working on and hurried over to give it a shot (indeed, I let it out’s a terrible habit).

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous High Jewelry Tourbillon with black enamel dial on the wrist

I was overpoweringly drawn by the scintillating jewels, which had been newly set by one of the manufacture’s eleven setters working in the new “Métiers Rares Atelier” (as the manufacture calls it), yet what drew me considerably more was the impeccable profound black dial against the scenery of the gemstones and the applied numerals.

Gem setting at Jaeger-LeCoultre (photograph kindness Eveline Perroud/Jaeger-LeCoultre)

There are seven enamellers working in this division comprising around 30 craftspeople altogether. And keeping in mind that it is generally lively shading that bests the droning tint of the dials rising up out of this workshop, in this specific case it is around ten layers of a deliberately cleaned murky black that draws the eye.

For the first run through since this line was created, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s remarkable Rendez-Vous Tourbillon model exhibits the force of a sparkly black grand feu enamel dial.

Adding enamel to the dial of the Rendez-Vous High Jewelry Tourbillon at Jaeger-LeCoultre (photograph kindness Eveline Perroud/Jaeger-LeCoultre)

Levelling off the enamel prior to terminating at Jaeger-LeCoultre (photograph kindness Eveline Perroud/Jaeger-LeCoultre)

Firing a black enamel dial for the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous High Jewelry Tourbillon (photograph kindness Eveline Perroud/Jaeger-LeCoultre)

While the sparkle attracts the eye, it is the interesting feeling of profundity that holds it there – until it finds the animated tourbillon in plain view in the dial’s cutaway at 6 o’clock.

The gem-set precious stones proceed down and across the drags of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous High Jewelry Tourbillon with black enamel dial

Caliber 978

This smooth tourbillon development with 33 gems is just 7.05 mm in stature and 30 mm in diameter.

But it isn’t simply lovely to see, it additionally conveys a major exactness stick: this is the development with which Jaeger-LeCoultre defeated all comers in the tourbillon category of the 2009 Concours de Chronométrie (Chronometry Competition). Ticking away inside the Master Tourbillon at the time, it gathered a great 909 of a potential 1,000 points.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous High Jewelry Tourbillon with enamel dial

Actually, upon reflection, I imagine that it is doubtlessly the combination of three incredibly stylish components that make this watch a particularly fearless eye-catcher: 254 shimmering precious stones on the dial, bezel, hauls and crown; the profundity of the sparkling black enamel; and the ceaseless fascination of the high exactness tourbillon.

If you’re the sort of female who appreciates the mechanical side of watches similarly so much or significantly more than the tasteful side, I’ll wager you are similarly as drawn by the new form of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous High Jewelry Tourbillon as I am. Do let me know!

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous High Jewelry Tourbillon with enamel dial

For more information on this line, if it’s not too much trouble, visit www.jaeger-lecoultre.com/rendez-vous-tourbillon .

Quick Facts

Case: white gold, 39 x 12.4 mm, set with 254 precious stones

Dial: black high-fire enamel

Development: automatic Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 978 with one-minute tourbillon

Capacities: hours, minutes, seconds

Cost: upon request