Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Sonatina Large

As the part of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Rendez-Vous collection 2017, which is to be unveiled at SIHH 2017, the Rendez-Vous Sonatina Large model comes equipped 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.

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 hues. Inside each Sonatina Large model, beats a hand-decorated 735 Calibre automatic movement.

Technical details
Model: Rendez-Vous Sonatina Large

References
White gold: Q3593480
Pink gold: Q3592420

Movement
Automatic mechanical movement, Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 735, produced, assembled, and decorated by hand
28 800 vibrations per hour
40-hour power-reserve
286 parts
40 jewels
5.57 mm in height

Case and dial
White gold or pink gold
38.2 mm in diameter
Height: 10.59 mm
White gold model: Amethyst colour guilloche and grained dial. Bezel, horns, case side set with diamonds, inverted diamonds on the crowns
Pink gold model: Silvered guilloche dial. Bezel set with diamonds
Hands: Floral
Water-resistance: 5 bar
Crowns: 1 crown to move the star and set the desired rendez-vous time when the watch is due to chime. 1 crown to adjust the hours and minutes and the night and day indicator

Functions
Hours, minutes, second, night and day indicator
Alarm function and star indicating the rendezvous time

Strap
Alligator leather strap with a folding buckle, interchangeable system strap

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