True to its name, the Jaeger LeCoultre’s Rendez-Vous Collection is where high jewelry and fine watchmaking meet. The iconic designs, emblematic features, and timekeeping accuracy all come together in this magnificent collection, the very first from the brand made entirely for women. Almost as if it’s an expression of devotion on a rendezvous by moonlight, this collection of stunning watches embodies the Maison’s dedication to creating fine ladies’ watches.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous: Fine Watches Dedicated to Women
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous is a collection of elegant and sophisticated watches dedicated to women. Showcasing the Swiss watch brand’s own Metiers Rares or rare handcrafts, we get to see the finer details of gem setting, and decorative arts, accompanied with miniature marvels on exquisite cases.
While Jaeger LeCoultre has been releasing ladies’ watches in the past, much like in the Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso collection, it wasn’t until the Rendez-Vous collection that the brand was able to really craft more elaborate feminine designs.
Both the Classic and Jewellery lines are made of steel, pink gold, or white gold materials with either a full steel bracelet or interchangeable leather strap. Diamond-set bezels, lacquered mother-of-pearl dials with satin finishes, florale recto hands, and black transferred numerals are characteristic of the collection that all point back to the Rendez-Vous theme. Housed inside are exceptionally small automatic calibers that power each watch.
Prices at a Glance: Most Popular Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Watches
Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Classic Date Ref. 3472530
34mm pink gold case, diamond set bezel, silvered grey guilloche dial, black transferred numerals, florale recto hands, leather strap, date hour minute functions, quartz Calibre 688 movement
39mm white gold case, diamond set bezel, blue satin silvered floral numerals dial, florale recto hands, leather strap, hour, minute, seconds, tourbillon, automatic self-winding Calibre 978 movement, 5 bar (50m) water resistance
How much is a Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous watch?
Prices from the current Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous collection can go from a little less than $8,000 USD for the Classic models to a higher 95,000 USD for the Jewellery pieces.
Prices for the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Classic Date Watches
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Classic Date models feature a silvered grey Guilloché face set with diamonds and solid caseback. Classic sword hands point to large florale numerals. The inner rim features a rotating disk for the date display. All models are powered by the in-house Calibre 688. The 29mm stainless steel case Classic Date Ref. 3408530 is priced at $7,650 USD, the most affordable watch from the collection. Having the same specifications but in pink gold case, the Classic Date Ref. 3402530 costs around $13,600 USD.If you want the 34mm version, get the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Classic Date Ref. 3472530, retailing at $15,700 USD.
Prices for the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Night and Day Watches
Featuring a blue sunray-brushed dial and blue alligator strap, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-VousClassic Night and Day Ref. Q3448480, is an equally radiant and mysterious 34mm automatic stainless steel watch priced at $14,600 USD. The silver-toned hands and hour markers are showcased beautifully on the blue dial. On the semicircular opening within the dial, you have another intricate day/night indicator showing the passing of the day in silver sun and moon symbols. From the Jewellery line, the Dazzling Night and DayRef. 3432570 and Ref. 343357 are bejewelled with 186 set diamonds and come in pink gold and white gold cases. These are priced at $46,100 USD and $48,500 USD, respectively.
Prices for the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Moon Watches
Rich selection of Moon models including the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Classic Moon Ref. 3578430 and Ref. 3572430, are all powered with the iconic moon phase function. Placed at the 6 o’clock mark, the moon phase is in and of itself an art — a stunning sea of clouds over the moon. Black transferred numerals rest over a silvered grey Guilloché dial that upon closer look reveals the finest details and finishes.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Jewellery Moon Ref. 3532490 priced at $52,000 USD features a 39mm houses the automatic Calibre 935 movement. The dial is embellished with purple-red aventurine along with delicate details of the constellation. A mother-of-pearl moon in its most majestic form progresses slowly as time passes. Delicately placed on the fringe of the dial, is a gold star — an alarm that rings in the form of a melodious charm, which can be adjusted by a second crown. At $51,000 USD, there’s the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Dazzling Moon Ref. 3523570 set with 168 diamonds and comes in a white gold case and dial, and features the Calibre 925/B.
Prices for the Rendez-Vous Perpetual Calendar, Celestial, and Tourbillon Watches
Even with more complications, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Jewellery Perpetual Calendar Ref. 3492420 looks timelessly chic as a ladies’ watch.The pink gold case looks really feminine alongside the black leather bracelet. Within the diamond exterior are pink gold baguette recto hands that point to the perpetual calendar, year, date, month, and moon phase functions. This one is a 37mm automatic watch powered with the Calibre 868 priced at $48,500 USD.
The sunburst finish on the dial of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Celestial Ref. 3482520 is something to fantasize over — a beautiful spectacle of brilliant cut diamonds that imitates the starry sky. At $44,300 USD, this 39mm automatic ladies’ watch with a Calibre 809/1 has a pink gold bejeweled case on an alligator leather strap.
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Definitely worth the investment are the limited-edition Jaeger LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Sonatina pieces, named after the stages of love: Seduction, Romance, and Love. Every detail of these three watches conveys femininity in the most poetic and romantic sense.
Graceful orchids and butterflies micro-painted on a mother-of-pearl wavy Guilloche dial gives the perfect backdrop to the gold hour markers. Another fine detail can be observed in this model as well as in Moon and Celestial models, a trademark of the Rendez-Vous, is a star emblem that again chimes at an indicated time. Inside the 38mm Saphir case, is the powerful Calibre 735, a self-winding movement developed specifically for the Sonatina.
You’ll only get to purchase these beautiful artisanal masterpieces in Jaeger-LeCoultre boutiques, priced at $120,000 USD each. Consider them most priced for being limited to only eight pieces for each of the three editions.
Also worth checking out is the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Celestial Northern Lights Edition Ref. Q3482590 in turquoise or violet, retailing at $105,000 USD, with a whimsical painting on the dial inspired by the Aurora Borealis. The lower dial features a celestial constellation. A colorful gradient 64-baguette cut sapphire bezel adorns the dial, held secure by an alligator strap. This timepiece houses the Calibre 809/1, which was made purely for the Rendez-Vous Celestial collection.
History Behind the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Collection
Jaeger LeCoultre or JLC, founded by Charles Antoine Le Coultre and Francois Ulysse LeCoultre in 1833, is one of the first watch brands that catered to women. Because this specific market didn’t regard watches as a timekeeping tool but rather as an accessory, JLC watches catered to women had more gems. This gave JLC more opportunity to play with rich details and more decorative engravings.
A hundred years after creating the first ladies’ watch from the brand, the company again to build on the tradition created another set of stunning watches for the ladies, coming up with “Rendez-Vous” to name the collection.
First launched in 2012, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Collection premiered with the Night and Day, a round case shape watch, in 29 and 34mm pink gold and steel cases, to use in place of the rectangular ones. It also came in a series of diamond-studded pieces that is both an artwork and collection piece at the same time.
The Rendez-Vous Tourbillon watches were one of the first watches released in the collection. It then had several updates adding more functions such as the Moon Phase, Celestial, and Perpetual Calendar.
Reasons to Buy a Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Watch
Whether you are a woman looking for a watch to adorn your wrist, or a man looking for a watch to impress your lady, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous is the collection worth checking out. As one of the first watch companies to create jewelry watches for the women clientele, Jaeger LeCoultre has always exhibited technical prowess in creating aesthetically alluring timepieces.
Aside from the advanced technology, their selection is also most varied with different dial designs and case material either on a classic bezel, or bejeweled one. Definitely, the Rendez-Vous collection suits different women of different tastes. Having these elegant pieces on an interchangeable strap makes them easy to pair with any outfit at any occasion. From a formal suit at work to a little black dress for a date or party, you’d be spoilt for choice with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous.
Famous Patrons of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous
German actress Diane Kruger has been the brand ambassador for Jaeger Le-Coultre since 2009. Many say the creation of the Rendez-Vous Collection was hugely inspired by her. Amanda Seyfried, the new face of the brand, endorses the Dazzling Night and Day with a moon phase function.
Many other celebrities are also spotted wearing the collection. Sarah Gadon wore the pink gold Rendez-Vous Night and Day attending the Red Carpet for her film “The Nut Job”. The Italian actress Cristiana Capotondi was also seen wearing the Rendez-Vous Ivy Secret Watch, a full-on 304 diamond-adorned watch of different cuts, and the first jewellery watch from the collection.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous: A Harmony of Elegance and Precision in a Ladies’ Watch
Chic and timeless with timekeeping accuracy, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous collection is a symbol of discreet yet refined elegance, displaying the brand’s legacy of aesthetic precision and gem-set mastery.