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A Fascinating Timepiece Evokes the Night Sky
Unpredictable, ephemeral and mysterious, shooting stars are the most romantic and intriguing of all the celestial phenomena – fascinating mankind since the dawn of time. Now, they have inspired the watchmakers of Jaeger-LeCoultre, who have recreated their magic on the wrist, thanks to an entirely new mechanism conceived and developed within the Manufacture, causing a shooting star to flash across the dial at random moments.
“I’ve always been enthralled by the beauty of the starry sky on a clear night and often spend time out in my back yard, gazing up in wonder,” says Amanda. “On rare occasions I’ve been rewarded by the incredibly special sight of a shooting star. It’s amazing to think that the watchmakers at Jaeger-LeCoultre have found a way to capture that magic in a wristwatch.”
With its blue Aventurine dial, the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Star exquisitely captures the beauty of a star-studded night sky, accentuated by the two rings of diamonds that encircle the watch case – the signature of the dazzling Rendez-Vous. In the centre of the dial, framed by another ring of diamonds, three discs are layered over one other, concealing the shooting star when it is inactive. Activated by the movement of the wrist, the shooting star briefly appears then disappears – as fleeting, unpredictable and enchanting as the phenomenon that inspired it.