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Watches and Wonders 2022: A review on the Jaeger Lecoultre Rendez-Vous Dazzling Star.

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The Rendez Vous is a line which was born in 2019. A line which gave birth to some marvels, such as the Celestial or the Moon. 

This year again, Jaeger Lecoultre decided to give to the Rendez-Vous a new complication, dedicated to the Celestial Universe, which they strangely call Dazzling Star, while I would have rather called it Shooting Star. 

I will say it straight, this watch is a summit of poetry and romanticism. 

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The case is exquisite, with some good dimensions ( 36 mm big / 11, 1 mm high ), which you can get in rose gold OR in white gold. with the top of the lugs, the bezel, the bottom part of the case and the top of the crown. 

White gold: 

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Rose Gold: 

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The see-through case back allows you to see the all new automatic movement, the Cal 734 which offers a power reserve of 70 hours, like some of the new members of the Master Control Family from 2020. 

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But the dial is the most important part of this watch, its raison d'être. 

Made of aventurine, this dial depicts a starry night, with the moon, the clouds, with a ring of diamonds in the center. You will notice that the rose gold and the white gold are the same, with only one difference, the color. 

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In this romantic and poetic environment, a shooting star crosses the upper part of the dial, from left to right in two ways: " A la demande " if you turn the crown till you see the shooting star appearing, OR randomly, if you let the movement do its job, which will happen 4 to 6 times per hour, if I understood everything correctly. 

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I had the pleasure to see it coming and disappearing, it is really magic. 

To be complete, this watch on a strap has 181 diamonds, and on its bracelet, 617 diamonds, as the bracelet is paved, too. 

You also have another Rendez-Vous, with the same movement, complication and case, but with a simpler dial made in aventurine, too. This version is just called Rendez-Vous Star, in white gold, or in rose gold as shown below: 

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The Rendez Vous Dazzling Star is a watch I like so much that I would love to see a version for men, with a 39 mm case, without jewels, in steel, or better, in tantalum. 

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Looking forward to reading your comments and thoughts,

Best.

Nicolas

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jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) May 1st, 2022-12:40
Very interesting concept with the shooting star Initially I thought it's just another ladies watch with diamonds but this one is also mechanically interesting! Thanks for sharing Nico. Cheers Robin
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amanico May 1st, 2022-16:13
Yes, my friend. They should make it for us! 
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jrwong23 (aka watchthebin) May 1st, 2022-18:17
Yes I saw you wrote that suggestion lol My response is: why not ? I think it will be successful for men too
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amanico May 1st, 2022-20:10
Without doubt! 
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KCLQMULKU May 1st, 2022-14:20
Truly magnificent! This watch should either be wrapped around the wrist of a beautiful woman or kept inside a display cabinet to entrance all. The moon, the stars, the dazzling/dreamlike sparkling inner and outer bezel halo, and with that round cut gem nestled in the crown.... 
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amanico May 1st, 2022-16:14
This is one of the very rare times I an in love with a ladies' watch. 
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KCLQMULKU May 1st, 2022-16:30
😂 
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amanico May 1st, 2022-16:35
;) 
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watchme May 10th, 2022-15:38
Would love to see a short video... if possible. The dial is gorgeous, particularly the Star version - like a beautiful starry night with a clear sky. -Dean
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amanico May 10th, 2022-15:41
Here you are: 
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