Oscar-nominated actress Amanda Seyfried is in the spotlight again, thanks to a graceful photo shoot with the celebrated New York photographer Alique for Jaeger-LeCoultre. A Friend of La Grande Maison since 2019, she wore a Rendez-vous Dazzling Night & Day timepiece – a watch that so elegantly evokes the joy and mystery of romance, with its sparkling diamonds, glowing mother-of-pearl dial and delicate day-and-night indicator.
When Amanda first encountered Jaeger-LeCoultre, she fell in love with the feminine complications, intrigued by their beauty and romanticism. “I’ve always been fascinated by the sky at night. There’s something so mysterious and romantic about it. Adding such refinement to watchmaking know-how is amazing to me.”
On the mother-of-pearl dial of the Rendez-Vous Dazzling, the Night & Day display is set on an iridescent disc sprinkled with golden stars; as the disc turns, a sun with voluptuously curly rays slowly alternates with a gold crescent moon as day turns to night.
Amanda professes to have always loved round watches: “The diamonds on the Dazzling Rendez-Vous take the round case to another level. There’s something totally mesmerising about that sparkle.” Two rows of diamonds surround the dial and, thanks to the way the outer ring of 36 stones has been set, there’s an airy, almost frothy quality to it. Held high by fine gold claws, the diamonds appear to be almost floating around the watch case, rather than anchored to it.
American actress Amanda Seyfried began her career as a teenager via soap operas, before making her breakthrough with Mean Girls (2004) and the HBO series Big Love. Her international fame was sealed by her role in Mamma Mia! (2008) co-starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, and other high-profile work includes Les Misérables (2012). In 2021 she received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Marion Davies in Mank. Her latest film, A Mouthful of Air, was released in November 2021. Amanda lives on a farm in upstate New York with her husband, Thomas Sadoski, and their two children; she has been a Friend of Jaeger-LeCoultre since January 2019.
As an ode to romance, the Rendez-Vous Dazzling Night & Day is an invitation to love sincerely and for eternity.
Price: USD 54,500 for the white gold version and USD 52,000 for the pink gold one