To view high res images click on pictures"Franck Cammas won us over with his commitment and human values. Our professions are demanding; both sailing and Haute Horlogerie are domains that require rigorous tests, experience and accomplishment. Nothing is left to chance." Massimo Macaluso, CEO of JeanRichard.
Still only 38, Franck Cammas is considered to be one of the most talented skippers in the ORMA (Ocean Racing Multihull Association) world.
World champion skipper
His record of achievements is impressive: 6 ORMA multihull world championship titles, three-times winner of the Transat Jacques Vabre trans-Atlantic race, holder of the Jules Verne Trophy and winner of the Route du Rhum 2010.
He is now busy preparing for his next challenge; to take the helm of Groupama 4 looking to win the Volvo Ocean Race, which starts in Alicante Spain on November 5th.
The Volvo Ocean Race: The ‘Everest of sailing’
The Volvo Ocean Race is an exceptional test of sailing prowess and human endeavour which has been built on the spirit of great seafarers - fearless men who sailed the world’s oceans aboard square rigged clipper ships more than a century ago.
The 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race will start with the In-Port Race on 29 October in Alicante, Spain and the route will go to Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, Sanya, Auckland and on to Itajaí. Next stop is Miami and then across the Atlantic to Lisbon followed by Lorient and Galway. It will mean dealing with some of the most difficult and treacherous sailing conditions en route.
Throughout the trip Franck Cammas will wear a JeanRichard Diverscope in a fruitful partnership forged between JeanRichard CEO Massimo Macaluso and the champion skipper.
The Jean Richard Diverscope
In addition to its sporty, innovative design, the Diverscope has all the technical qualities necessary to withstand several months of extreme conditions on the wrist of the skipper as he crosses the world’s oceans: the constant rough and tumble of life at sea, moisture, salt, temperature variations and exposure to UV rays.
The Diverscope was developed in its own Research and Development department and carefully lab tested under the strictest conditions. It is equipped with the powerful automatic calibre JR1000, produced in-house by the JeanRichard Manufacture.
The Diverscope case is water resistant to 300 metres and is made from steel coated with extra-resistant rubber. Each component was adapted for use in extreme conditions, for example the screw-down crowns or the sapphire crystal are two-and-a-half times thicker than that of a standard watch. The luminescent hands and indicators on the dial also ensure the watch can be read at a glance even in dark and murky conditions.
Commenting on the new partnership Franck Cammas said: "This partnership is based on a shared approach inspired by passion and perfectionism"