Luxury watches for her: Jaeger-LeCoultre introduces Sonatina Large into the Rendez-Vous collection
The Swiss watchmaker debuts a chiming function in the new timepiece for its women’s-watches-only collection
Despite the Rendez-Vous being a relatively new collection for Jaeger-LeCoultre, women’s watches have been a regular fixture for the brand since as early as 1938, with the famous Calibre 101. While this latest chapter in mechanical watches for women began in 2012, it includes and builds upon the story that began with Calibre 101.
For the moment, there are a few cardinal rules with all the variants here, which are worth remembering. First of all, the Rendez-Vous collection only features watches made for women; there are no models here that are directly based on men’s watches. Second, every Rendez-Vous watch is powered by an automatic movement, whatever complications it might boast.
We are looking specifically at the Rendez-Vous Sonatina Large, but Jaeger-LeCoultre has plenty going on here, including the Rendez-Vous Night & Day (Large and Medium) and the Rendez-Vous Moon.
The Sonatina Large is an intriguing timepiece that sounds out time at selected hours, sort of like a poetic alarm. The manufacture says the function serves as a gentle reminder of a forthcoming rendezvous, so it is indeed an alarm of sorts. No doubt Jaeger-LeCoultre intends to draw a distinction here between a simple calendar reminder that everyone might have via a smart device and something entirely more special.
The little star on the dial — a regular motif in the Rendez-Vous collection — marks the appointed hour and is configured via the top crown at two o’clock. As usual, there is a day/night indicator at six o’clock; this feature speaks to the Night & Day identity that defines the entire collection. Alongside a choice between white and pink gold, there are matching dial options, with silvered guilloché for the pink gold option and amethyst guilloché and grained dial for the white gold model. The watch is proposed in a 38.2-millimetres size, which is not very large at all despite the promise of the name!
This article was originally published in WOW.