Jaeger-LeCoultre sponsor at Venice International Film Festival
In 2019, Jaeger‑LeCoultre celebrates the 15th year of its partnership with the Venice International Film Festival. Jaeger‑LeCoultre has been the main sponsor of the film festival for over a decade. The brand notably honors personalities who have made significant contributions to the contemporary cinema with the Jaeger‑LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award. For this occasion, the prestigious house presents three new interpretations of its most appreciated astronomical complications.
Dazzling Rendez-Vous Moon
The Dazzling Rendez-Vous Moon bezel comprises 108 diamonds, forming two concentric rings around the watch case. Designed to maximize the presence of each stone, the setting allows light to pass through the diamonds from every angle while minimizing the visible metal.
The moonlight-white mother-of-pearl dial abounds with subtle details: on an outer ring, diamonds mark the hours. On the main hours’ ring, each of the pink gold numerals is set on a separate mother-of-pearl ‘tile’. An inner circle of 47 diamonds anchors the gold numerals.
It is a perfect setting for a romantic and lovely moon phase display. Visible through an opening at 6 o’clock, the new design features a shiny mother-of-pearl moon floating against a starry aventurine night sky.
The Rendez-Vous Celestial
Asymmetrical in composition, two sections of different heights form the dial. On the upper section, the curvy Floral numerals graduate in size. They form a crescent that hovers above the lower dial. Outlined by an elliptical band of pink gold that draws the eye deeper into it, this lower section carries a hand-transferred imprint of a star chart, with the signs of the Zodiac and names of the months.
The Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Céleste
the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon Céleste features a different perspective on time itself. An orbital flying tourbillon makes a complete turn of the dial over the course of 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds. This unusual time unit is the length of one sidereal day, calculated with reference to the more distant stars instead of the Sun.
The dial itself depicts the night sky of the Northern hemisphere, showcasing the constellations of the zodiac calendar.