IN PURSUIT OF CHANCE
To mark this year’s Stellar Odyssey theme and the launch of the new Rendez-Vous Dazzling Shooting Star watch, Jaeger-LeCoultre has created “In Pursuit of Chance”, a poetic and thrilling journey through the stars starring Amanda Seyfried.
MAKE EVERY INSTANT YOUR CHANCE
“In Pursuit of Chance” encapsulates the concept of manifestation – that our lives are not purely a matter of luck; by clarifying our intentions and imparting them to the universe, we create the conditions where we can accomplish our desired destiny and make our dreams a reality. The shooting star becomes a metaphor for the power of manifesting – a physical, real-world phenomenon that represents the metaphysical, this random celestial phenomenon mirrors the apparent randomness of chance.
Wearing the new Rendez-Vous Dazzling Shooting Star, Amanda appears in a dramatic and dreamlike setting, with the night sky as a backdrop.
"I see a parallel in my own life. To me, shooting stars can symbolize change and give us hope. By making a wish, I'm challenging myself to make a difference in my life and it feels that the universe allows me to."
— AMANDA SEYFRIED
AN ODE TO REVERIE IN ALL ITS SPARKLING SPLENDOR
The captivating diamond-set bezel of the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Star combined with the delicate sparkle of the deep blue aventurine dial provides a perfect setting for Jaeger-LeCoultre’s fascinating new shooting star display. Capturing the rare and unpredictable nature of this exquisite phenomenon, the shooting star traces an arc across the middle of the dial at random times, activated by the movement of the wrist.
"It is a true jeweled majestic masterpiece with a heart of watchmaking wonder."
— LIONEL FAVRE, HEAD OF DESIGN
CAPTURING THE UNPREDICTABLE
In 2022, the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Star & Rendez-Vous Star Métiers Rares® recreate the enchanting celestial phenomenon of a shooting star on the wrist, crossing the night sky, thanks to an entirely new mechanism conceived and developed within the Manufacture. Activated by the movement of the wrist, the shooting star appears on the dial at random moments. Its unpredictability making it even more special.
To enjoy the enchanting display more often, the star may also be summoned on demand by turning the winding crown several times.
UNPREDICTABLE AND MYSTERIOUS
Although the movements of the planets and stars conform to regular and measurable patterns, there is one notable exception: shooting stars. Surely the most romantic and intriguing of all celestial phenomena, they are not in fact stars but meteors – pieces of rocky debris from the tail of a comet, which burn brightly as they enter Earth’s atmosphere.
Occurring at random, they are visible only under the right conditions, with clear skies, no moonlight and far away from the ambient light of urban locations. At certain times of year, Earth passes through a comet’s tail, creating a meteor shower that can produce 100 or more shooting stars in an hour.
DEFYING THE LAWS OF HOROLOGY
Creating a mechanism that expresses an unpredictable phenomenon is a fascinating challenge for watchmaking as it appears to defy the laws of horology – a world where everything is expressed through precisely calibrated, mathematical rhythms. The calibre 734 simply just does it.
NEW IN-HOUSE MECHANISM
Drawing on almost 190 years of expertise accumulated within the Manufacture, the engineers and watchmakers of Jaeger-LeCoultre have developed the new in-house automatic calibre 734, incorporating the new shooting star mechanism. In doing so, they have succeeded in an unprecedented feat of capturing a random cosmic phenomenon in a watchmaking complication.