Jaeger-LeCoultre unveils the Rendez-Vous Sonatina Peaceful Nature series to keep track of time with a stylish twist.
Swiss luxury watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre enriches its highly coveted Rendez-Vous Sonatina series with three new exquisite timepieces that have been inspired by Asia’s centuries-long artistic tradition of depicting the natural world. Released as a limited edition of 10 pieces each, the Rendez-Vous Sonatina Peaceful Nature trilogy is a joyful ode to nature.
The watches exemplify a feminine expression of time that celebrates both precision and artistry while also showcasing the decorative crafts that Jaeger-LeCoultre has thoroughly mastered in its Métiers Rares (Rare Handcrafts) atelier: miniature-painting, lacquer work and gem-setting. The use of lacquer, with its incomparable translucence and rich lustre, draws on deep links between Asian craft and European style.
The three new watches feature different dials bearing natural symbols. In a dial of deep blue-green lacquer, a crane soars over a pine tree – a symbol of longevity, happiness and a soaring spirit. A golden-brown dial is adorned with a kingfisher bird and delicately painted branches of a red quince tree – a symbol of beauty, virtue and fidelity. And on a black dial, a vivid, orange-coloured koi fish swims beneath the gently rippling surface of a pond, framed by the branches of a willow tree – a symbol of strength, courage and perseverance.
A delicate oval-shaped ring of diamonds runs beneath the applied numerals, drawing the eye to the painted image and complementing a glittering circle of grain-set diamonds on the bezel and case. Each watch has 160 diamonds totalling 1.86 carats.
All three 38.2mm watches are crafted in 18-carat rose gold cases and powered by the finely complex self-winding Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 735, visible through a transparent sapphire case-back. This movement comes with a chiming complication that rings when the time passes the Rendez-Vous star and a unique day/night indicator developed specifically for the Sonatina.
Completing this elegant mix, each timepiece is embellished with an alligator leather strap that flatters the colour of the dial and is fastened to the wrist with a rose gold folding buckle.