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Jaeger-LeCoultre – A rendezvous with time
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Jaeger-LeCoultre – A rendezvous with time

Monday, 05 December 2016
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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Even the most absent-minded lady no longer has any excuse: so as never to arrive late, or simply to remember the time of her next appointment, the Rendez-Vous Sonatina Large chimes a reminder that there is somewhere she needs to be…

To provide a discreet reminder of an upcoming rendez-vous, Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre’s watchmakers have created the Rendez-Vous Sonatina Large, complete with a new function. It chimes at the appointed hour, thanks to the mysterious little star that has marked out certain models of the Rendez-Vous line since its inception, and that can be moved around the dial. The delicate tinkle of a single hammer strike is audible at the selected time. When it is set using the top crown, this innovative feature comes as a surprise to the ear and explains the name Sonatina, a musical term for a short melody.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Sonatina Large
Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Sonatina Large

On the dial, with its fine guilloché finish resembling raw silk, are blue steel hands, a design signature of traditional Swiss watchmaking. The elegant night and day indicator appears in a semi-circle at 6am, complementing the rendez-vous star at its side. In addition to a rose gold version, the Rendez-Vous Sonatina Large is also available in white gold with a dial of amethyst shades and brilliant cut diamonds adorning its bezel, lugs and the rim of its case. True to their reputation as virtuosos of colour, the Maison’s artists have embellished this sensual dial with captivating graduated amethyst shades. To be found concealed beneath are the meticulous workings of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new 735 Calibre automatic movement. What better homage could be paid by the Métiers Rares™ (Rare Crafts) to the mists of time?

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