Jaeger-LeCoultre presents three exquisite variations of the Rendez-Vous Sonatina celebrating “Peaceful Nature”. These beautifully elegant timepieces embody three distinct expressions of refined and delicate femininity. For this new collection, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s watchmakers and craftsmen unite the codes of haute horlogerie with the delicacy of Métiers Rares, while at the same time paying tribute to the philosophy of “The Art of Precision”, both technically and aesthetically.
The manufacturer has chosen the orchid as the flower of this collection. They are a symbol of beauty, grace and charm and have been cultivated and appreciated in China for more than 3,000 years. Butterflies, on the other hand, represent metamorphosis, hope and life itself; their almost weightless fluttering evoking a sense of lightness and joy. Elegant yet delicate, fragile yet strong, orchids and butterflies unite on the dials of this new edition of the Rendez-Vous Sonatina, expressing the most enchanting facets of the feminine character.
The dials of the watches are engraved with a wavy guilloché motif that enhances the tonal variations of the mother-of-pearl, then a delicate tint of pink, green or purple is added. Onto this gleaming background the exquisite composition of orchids and butterflies is brought to life by the artisan, one tiny brushstroke at a time. Lifelike in their detail, with a remarkable sense of visual depth, each of these miniature works of art is subtly different, imbued with the artisan’s personality and passion.
A fine oval-shaped ring of diamonds draws the eye to the painted image where, set among the blooms, in a free-form, flower-shaped aperture, the Night & Day indicator is visible. Set on the edge of the dial, a delicate gold star marks the time of a special rendezvous, moved into position by a second crown. When the time comes, the watch releases a single, melodious chime to remind the owner of her appointment.
The watch cases are in pink gold and water-resistant to 5 bar. With a diameter of 38.2 mm, they are ideal for the female wrist.
The Rendez-Vous Sonatina watches are powered by the Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture Calibre 735. The automatic movement was specially designed for the Sonatina and can be admired through the transparent sapphire crystal back. It has a power reserve of 40 hours.
The watches are worn on an alligator leather strap that matches the colour of the dial and has a glossy finish.
The new Rendez-Vous Sonatina are limited to eight examples of each variation, and are available exclusively from Jaeger-LeCoultre boutiques.