Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Timekeeping in the ocean depths: JeanRichard Aquascope
Last week we featured the new JeanRichard Highlands collection. This week it’s the turn of the new Aquascope collection. Powered by an in-house JR60 movement with a 42 hour power reserve, these mechanical self-winding watches come in a wide variety of fresh new colours including black, white, silver or night blue dials with a range of brightly-coloured natural rubber straps.
The new Aquascope watch has a rounded glass-opening within its barrel-shaped curves. The one-piece case provides protection for the two symmetrical crowns, and exceptional comfort for the wearer.
The polished and satin-finished steel case features a bidirectional rotating bezel designed to display the remaining diving time. The watches undergo the most exacting tests to ensure that each watch can be depended upon at 300 metres below the surface.
Features include the luminescent graduation of the Arabic numerals, and the dial’s hour-markers make for perfect legibility even in underwater zones with very little natural light.
The 44mm case is made from a steel that combines lightness and excellent resistance to corrosion with solid protection for the self-winding mechanical movement.
The Aquascope watch comes in a sunburst-effect satin-finished night blue or black version, or with an opalin silvered surface, making a striking contrast with the natural rubber strap, which comes in black, night blue, red, green, orange or white.
Aquascope is also available in a ladies’ version with a white mother-of-pearl dial, brilliant-cut diamond hour-markers and a white, grey or pink strap.
Polished and satin-finished stainless steel case
Dimensions : 44.50 x 40 mm
Height : 11.85 mm
Antireflective sapphire crystal
Case-back secured with 4 screws
Water-resistant to 300 m
2 screw-down crowns
Bidirectional rotating bezel
Calibre : 11 ½’’’
Frequency : 28,800 vibrations/ hour (4 Hz)
Jewels : 21
Power reserve : min. 42 hours
Functions : hour, minute, second, date
Sunburst-effect satin finished blue or black,
or opalin silvered dial
Luminescent Arabic numerals and indexes
White mother-of-pearl dial
Arabic numerals and 8 diamond indexes
Black, white, red, green, grey, pink, orange or
blue natural rubber strap
Stainless steel folding buckle