ℵThis has to be an inside joke of some sort from Jaeger-LeCoultre. A sumptuous mechanical piece that can keep an appointment called Serenity? Since when are alarm clocks serene? What is not in question is that this is a typical piece from JLC – mouthwatering mechanics wrapped up in a artful pieces of watchmaking.

Serenity on a watch dial

The Rendez-Vous Moon Serenity is all in blue, with a mother-of-pearl moon phase set off against its satin-brushed star chart. Dainty golden half-spheres scintillate under the light above the enchanting blue of its inner dial, recreating the constellations of the night sky on a starry evening. The floral hour numerals that are so emblematic of the Rendez-Vous collection softly fade into the lower part of the satin-brushed sunray dial. The hour numerals form the arc of a circle; their discretion inviting the eye to focus on the splendour of this nocturnal ballet.

 

 

Lunar precision

Not to steal any thunder from Omega, with their fascination of all things lunar but this JLC is gorgeous. The bezel is encircled by a crown of 62 brilliant-cut diamonds. Each precious gemstone is rigorously selected before it can be precisely positioned alongside the other gems in the setting. Like a wayward butterfly, a mysterious circling star indicates the time of an upcoming Rendez-Vous. Inconspicuous and mischievous, this glittering star reminds us that the name of the watch – which is also the name of the collection – was chosen for exactly that reason.

 

 

The beating heart of the Rendez-Vous Moon Serenity is powered by the precision of its automatic mechanical movement; the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 935, whose 265 components can be admired through the sapphire crystal case-back. Through both its faces, the Rendez-Vous Moon Serenity watch presents an alluring temptation to travel with the stars. In the purity of its lines and the refinement of its contours and materials, this resolutely contemporary watch channels the distinguished combination of the Grande Maison’s Rare Handcrafts “Métiers Rares”.