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