The first Rendez-Vous were created by craftsmen from the Vallee de Joux in 2012. “This watch came in at the right time,” recalls Jaeger-LeCoultre's Artistic Director and Chief Designer Janek Deleskiewicz. “Women really needed a round automatic watch, both classic and modern, inspired by the Art Deco style. Plus, Rendez-Vous actually became our first lady mechanic. The watch, in an ideal round case, had hands with a floral motif and twelve indices in the form of Arabic numerals, drawn in a retro style and located along the outer ring of the dial.
Over the past five years, this simple and elegant appearance has managed to hide the most daring and complex watch calibers - from the poetic moon (a huge disc was made of matte mother-of-pearl) to the perpetual calendar, tourbillon and minute repeater.
So far, several new products have been announced. The Rendez-Vous Night & Day Large model received a new size of 38.2 mm (the case is made of steel or rose gold, only the gold version is adorned with diamonds). The day-night indicator itself in the form of an openwork sun and moon is located in the lower sector of the inner dial with a guilloche pattern. The 34 mm Rendez-Vous Night & Day Meduim is presented in a yellow gold case.
Rendez-Vous Night & Day Large steel and Rendez-Vous Night & Day Large pink gold watches
A new function has been developed for the Rendez-Vous Sonatina Large watch. A small asterisk, which moves around the perimeter of the dial and shows the time of a romantic meeting (recall that the watch is called Rendez-Vous, which means “date”), was added a sound signal: a melodic hammer blow is heard at a given time.
Finally, there is the Rendez-vous Moon Meduim watch. At the top of the lunar disc, Jaeger-LeCoultre's craftsmen have replicated the geometric pattern of the central dial, and sandblasted the blue sky with a velvet effect. The function of the lunar phase indicator itself is extremely accurate: for 985 years, its error will be only one day.>