Haute Time had the opportunity to be a guest of Jaeger LeCoultre, for the Venice Film Festival. The big highlight of the festival in Venice, Italy was for JLC to announce the official launch of the Jaeger LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Collection, for women. Jerome Lambert, CEO of the company announced the launch last night at the Gala for the Venice Film Festival, but today they had a press conference at Palladio Hotel & Spa, to showcase the watches for the first time to top press representatives worldwide.
What makes these watches so special, is that the face of the pieces are round. As we all know, this is the first time Jaeger LeCoultre has made this style of watches for ladies, since the official launch of women’s watches from Jaeger Le Coultre over 100 years ago. Hence, that is why they came up with the name for these pieces Rendez-Vouz.
I must say, these watches are going to be a huge success. I saw the first piece four months ago in NY, and was a huge fan, but now that i got to see the more sophisticated models, I feel this will a huge success. Of the watches, I personally prefer the bigger size pieces on a lady. They watches look great, and the price of the pieces range from $8,900 to over $250,000, depending on the level of sophistication. Te first watches they showed us, were on the lower side of the spectrum, and were a smaller face. I think for the price point, this is a very good deal, and a competitive watch to compete with the other brands.
The next pieces they showed us, were limited edition, as this piece below only made three (3) worldwide. This is one of the most beautiful pieces I personally have ever seen, and for the lady that loves diamonds, this is a special watch, worth the investment. To me, this is a artwork, and a collection piece that is a must buy for the right watch collector.
Another model equally as impressive they showed us, is also a piece of art, as both of these watches were exclusively shown last night at the Venice Film Festival Gala, along with today’s conference, but currently are not on the website. As you can see the piece is beautiful, and speaks for itself with the quality of artwork on the face in diamonds.
They also showed a prototype, which was very interesting. The watch was connected to the purse, and served as a purse with the watch on the side. As of now, the watch is not available, nor on the website, as it was just a prototype.
For the sophisticated women that demands the best, my favorite watches presented today were the Rendez-Vous Tourbillon Collection. The first piece is called Rendez-Vous Tourbillon. The watch is in Pink Gold, 18 carats, with a alligator leather strap.
The next piece is called Rendez-Vous Tourbillon Enamel. This piece is available in two versions, one with snow-setting, highlighting the various shades of opaque and translucent enamel, the Rendez-Vous Tourbillon Enamel lends the rose a fascinating authenticity.