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Feeling Blue: 17 Watches With Blue Dials and Straps

TAG Heuer 1887 Carrera Chronograph

One of the growing style trends seen in the watch world in the past few years — and on display at the watch shows in Switzerland and in the U.S. — is the blue-on-blue dial-strap combination. We took a look at watches unveiled at the 2013 watch fairs as well as watches released within recent years, and compiled a list of 17 timepieces from brands on the blue bandwagon. First unveiled at … [Read more...]

5 Things You Should Know About the New Jeanrichard Aeroscope “208 Seconds”

Jeanrichard Aeroscope 208 Seconds - front

When "Miracle on the Hudson" pilot Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger announced his partnership with the newly refocused Jeanrichard watch brand last year, it was only a matter of time before Jeanrichard released a special-edition timepiece in his honor. Jeanrichard and Sully announced the launch of that watch, the Jeanrichard "208 Seconds" Aeroscope on January 14. Here's what you need to know … [Read more...]

So What Watch Was Nik Wallenda Wearing?

WallendaWalkJeanRichard

TV viewers were glued to the Discovery Channel this past Sunday night, as daredevil Nik Wallenda set another Guinness World Record (his seventh) by walking across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope. Wallenda's tightrope feat took him a quarter mile over the Little Colorado River Gorge, walking on a 2 inch steel cable, about 1,500 feet above the river on the Navajo Nation’s Hellhole Bend in the … [Read more...]

Jeanrichard Partners With High-Wire Master Nik Wallenda

Nik Wallenda (left) and  Michele Sofisti, CEO of Sowind (Girard-
Perregaux and Jeanrichard) wearing Jeanrichard Terrascope watches.

Jeanrichard, which made waves recently by partnering with "Miracle on the Hudson" pilot "Sully" Sullenberger, has hooked up with another veteran risk-taker, high-wire master Nik Wallenda, a scion of the legendary "Flying Wallendas" family of daredevil performers. The partnership was announced during a special dinner held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, attended by WatchTime, during the … [Read more...]

Seconds City: Exploring La Chaux-de-Fonds

La Chaux-de-Fonds_Inside_Museum

In our March-April issue, on sale now on newsstands and for the iPad, Norma Buchanan visits the Swiss watchmaking town of Le Locle. In this feature story from our June 2009 issue, Buchanan journeys to another cradle of Swiss horology, La Chaux-de-Fonds, a town that is still, as Karl Marx described it a century and a half ago, “one giant watch factory.” … [Read more...]

Jeanrichard Launches New Collection with Captain Sully Sullenberger

Sully with JeanRichard watch

New York's Standard Hotel was the site of an elegant soirée last week, as Jeanrichard announced a partnership with hero pilot Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger for the launch of its new 1861 and Terrascope watches, part of the brand's new, streamlined collection. … [Read more...]

Triple Threat: JeanRichard Introduces Three New Watch Collections

JeanRichard Aquascope

The Swiss watch brand JEANRICHARD has often been in the shadow of its better-known sister brand in the Sowind Group, Girard-Perregaux. However, with the introduction of three revamped collections — the classical 1681 Ronde and the sporty Highlands and Aquascope — the brand is making a move to establish its own distinct identity. … [Read more...]

JeanRichard Highlands Big Life Limited Edition

JeanRichard Highlands Big Life front

JeanRichard, the watch brand named for 17th-century Swiss watchmaker Daniel JeanRichard, has released a limited edition of its sporty Highlands model in collaboration with the Big Life Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the fauna and ecosystem of Africa. Created in 2010 by British photographer Nick Brandt, who specializes in intimate portraits of animals of the … [Read more...]

Dominique Loiseau on Girard-Perregaux: The WatchTime Q&A

Watchmaker Dominique Loiseau

French-born watchmaker Dominique Loiseau first caught the attention of watch collectors in the 1980s, the great wasteland years of the mechanical watch industry when quartz ruled the watch-world roost. His complex and creative inventions, such the Rose des Temps clock, the Blancpain 1735 wristwatch and the 1f4 models from his own independent atelier, have made him a legend among the collector … [Read more...]

Michael Margolis to be American President of Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard

The Sowind Group, parent company of the Swiss luxury watch brands Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard, has announced the appointment of Michael Margolis to its team as the new President of America. Margolis will join Michele Sofisti, Sowind Group CEO, Stefano Macaluso, Girard-Perregaux Managing Director, and Massimo Macaluso, JeanRichard Managing Director, to oversee the U.S. expansion strategy. … [Read more...]

Michele Sofisti Appointed CEO of Sowind Group

PPR announced in Paris today the appointment of Michele Sofisti as CEO of Sowind Group, effective immediately. He will be seconded by Stefano Macaluso, Managing Director for Girard-Perregaux, and Massimo Macaluso, Managing Director for JeanRichard and the Manufacture, who remain in their current positions. Sofisti will also continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer Gucci Group Watches and … [Read more...]

SIHH: JeanRichard Shows Two New Bressels and the Highlands Sand Sports Watch

At SIHH JeanRichard is introducing three new men's models: the Bressel Homage "Daniel" is inspired by a Daniel JeanRichard pocket watch created in 1710. The Bressel 1665 Small Hour and Minute offers a distinctive time display, and the sporty Highlands "Sand" reinterprets the original Highlands from the mid-1990s. All three are powered by in-house JeanRichard movements. … [Read more...]

Sowind Group Announces Reorganization

Sowind Group (Girard-Perregaux and Jeanrichard) has announced a management reorganization following the sudden death of Chairman Luigi Macaluso on October 27. Monica Mailander Macaluso has been appointed Chairman of the Board of the Sowind Group holding company, while the directorship and operational management have been entrusted to Stefano and Massimo Macaluso, Chairman and CEO of Sowind SA … [Read more...]

JeanRichard Aquascope

JeanRichard's new Aquascope embodies the essence of 1960s design. Its round dial and curvaceous tonneau case instantly take you back to the decade of mini skirts and bell bottoms, when the desire for bold personal expression drove art, fashion and design into new frontiers. This modern Aquascope retains the original's monoblock case protecting dual crowns, and it houses JeanRichard's in-house … [Read more...]

THE MAN BEHIND THE BRAND: Daniel JeanRichard

(This is the first of a series of articles on historical watchmakers whose names have been revived as contemporary watch brands.) In 1986, Luigi (Gino) Macaluso, a Swiss watch distributor in Italy, bought the rights to the name Daniel JeanRichard from Lemania, the Swiss movement manufacturer. Daniel JeanRichard was not a watch brand. It is the name of a 17th century Swiss watchmaker, who was an … [Read more...]

Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH)

The following brands will exhibit their timepieces to invited trade only at the Palexpo in Geneva: A.Lange & Söhne, Alfred Dunhill, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, JeanRichard, Girard Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre, Montblanc, Officine Panerai, Parmigiani Fleurier, Piaget, Ralph Lauren Watch & Jewelery Co, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron … [Read more...]