Jaeger-LeCoultre in 2019 will update one model in its round-cased Rendez-Vous ladies’ collection by adding a larger, lacquered moon phase display. Where earlier examples indicated the phase of the moon with an eye-shaped aperture, the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Moon does so through a more traditional round display.
The entirely reworked moon phase also serves to showcase the artisanal expertise of the watchmaker’s Rare Handcrafts department. Within the moon phase disc at 6 o’clock, the new, polished moon waxes and wanes against a lacquered blue starry sky, all rotating behind a guilloché cloud. The display, with its own thin round bezel, now replaces the 6 o’clock indicator entirely.
The new moon phase display echoes the round inner and round outer dial. The silvered guilloché outer dial, surrounded with sixty diamonds set into the watch’s bezel, itself envelopes an inner dial studded with forty-seven smaller diamonds.
Inside, Jaeger-LeCoultre places automatic caliber 925A, which provides a forty-hour power reserve. The watch, made in a 34mm steel or pink gold case, will be available with an interchangeable blue or black leather strap. Prices: $23,700 (pink gold) and $15,400 (steel).
Specifications: Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Moon
Case: 34 mm steel or pink gold, 9.56 mm thick, 50 meters water resistance
Movement: Caliber 925A/1, automatic, 40 hours power reserve
Functions: Hours/Minutes/Seconds, Moon phase
Dial: Silvered guilloché
Diamonds: 107 diamonds – 0.7 ct
Reference: Q3578430, Q3572430