20190110 News SIHH19 Rendez Vous griffes 4.jpg.crop.full.highJaeger-LeCoultre introduce a new timepiece, inspired by the moon, stars and the night sky of Switzerland's Vallée de Joux.

The watchmakers return to the celestial theme, coinciding with the 76th Venice International Film Festival - La Biennale di Venezia. La Grande Maison presents a dazzling new interpretation of the most beloved astronomical complications, the moon phase.

Dazzling Rendez-Vous Moon pays tribute to feminine strength and beauty, presenting La Grande Maison’s emblematic moon phase function in a magnificent new setting. Echoing the serene beauty of the night sky, the icy sparkle of diamonds is warmed by pink gold and complemented by glowing white mother of pearl.

The Dazzling Rendez-Vous Moon bezel comprises 108 diamonds, forming two concentric rings around the watch case. There’s an airy quality to these glittering circles, thanks to the claw (or ‘griffes’) setting of the outer ring of 36 stones. A classical jewellery technique.

Designed to maximise the presence of each stone, the setting allows light to pass through the diamonds from every angle, while minimising the visible metal.

In Dazzling Rendez-Vous the fine gold claws hold the diamonds high, giving an impression that they’re almost floating around the watch case, rather than anchored to it. To complete the case, diamonds are also set into the lugs and the winding crown.