When it was first launched in 2012, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Rendez-Vous Collection delighted us female watch lovers as it combined both the maison’s watchmaking talents and its Rare Métiers™ (Fine Crafts) savoir-faire. The result was a collection that was as finely crafted on the inside as it was on the outside—something still quite rare in the world of women’s watchmaking.
Although most of us female watch aficionados want to be horlogically equal with the boys, we still like to feel special, [Editor’s note: men’s watches with mother-of-pearl dials, diamonds and pink straps are disrespectful to womankind and should be banned]— something that Jaeger-LeCoultre understands extremely well.
The maison’s designers came up with the idea of placing a star on the dial that could be set against any time of day as a reminder of an important event—a secret rendez-vous, the time of a first kiss or the birth of a child—tapping into our romantic side.
The collection was a huge success and this year sees the arrival of a number of new timepieces. There is now a choice of three sizes— 34mm, 36mm and a new larger 38.20mm—plus a whole range of new straps in a myriad of colors. Previously only available in pink gold or steel cases, there is also the addition of yellow and white gold cases this year, bringing a whole new look to the design.