Jaeger-LeCoultre Launches New Tourbillon for Women
For the female fancier of fine timepieces who wants a watch that expresses her femininity, the latest model from Jaeger-LeCoultre should be the perfect choice. The Rendez-Vous Ivy Tourbillon is billed as “embodying a blend of high jewellery and fine watchmaking,” a claim that is hard to dispute after viewing the subtle but glamorous timepiece.
The latest addition to the Rendez-Vous collection has a theme of vitality and eternity represented by an ivy motif that spills outward from the tourbillon onto the plum-toned dial. The complication of the tourbillon, set off by an intricate tiara of diamonds, is revealed by an opening in the watch while the branches of the leaves culminate in the hour numerals at 3, 6 and 12 o’clock.
The plum color of the dial and strap as well as the display of diamonds on the bezel may make the Rendez-Vous Ivy Tourbillon a bit too frou-frou for some female buyers but it’s certainly an eye-catching piece from one of the top makers of luxury watches.
Vintage Watches Up for Sale at Christie’s NYC Today
Wednesday, June 17, is the day that more than 260 vintage and modern watches will go on the auction block at Christie’s New York after being displayed to the public at Rockefeller Center as part of its latest Important Watches event.
One of the most impressive pieces is a 1903 Patek Philippe Two Train Trip Minute Repeating Split-Seconds Chronograph that is expected to sell for $50,000 to $70,000. In addition to being more than a century old, this rare timepiece is one of only three known to exist.
In addition to more models from Patek Philippe, there is a Vacheron Constantin Single-Button Chronograph formerly owned by King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and an exceptionally rare Rolex Reference 6264 bearing the Tiffany & Co. signature on the dial.