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 caliber JR1000 movement.
The 40mm x 44.5mm Aquascope case is produced in-house. It is polished and satin-finished stainless steel and features an external bidirectional rotating black bezel, similar to that of the 1960s original. This bezel can be used to indicate a remaining dive time. To ensure accurate setting, the bezel is notched (120 teeth, i.e. a half-minute setting). To prevent ill-timed movements from an unexpected impact, JeanRichard has incorporated a safety system. When the crown at 9 o’clock is screwed in, the bezel cannot move. The screw-down crown at 3 o’clock activates the hour and minute hands, as well as the date setting. The luminescent graduation of the Arabic numerals and indexes on the dial and on the marker on the bezel together ensure that the dive time can also be read accurately in the dark and in deep waters. The watch is water-resistant up to 300 meters and is available with black or blue dials. The Swiss MSRP is SFr. 6900.
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JR1000 in-house manufactured self-winding mechanical movement
Calibre 11½’’’, 27 jewels, frequency 28,800 vib./hour (4 Hz)
48 hours power reserve
Hours, minutes, seconds and date window at 3 o’clock
Polished and satin-finished stainless steel
Dimensions: 44.50 x 40 mm, height: 11.85 mm
Convex, colorless anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 300 meters
External bidirectional rotating bezel
Two screw-down crowns
Black polished or deep blue dial
Applied rhodium-coated Arabic numerals and indexes with luminescent material
Rhodium-coated hands with luminescent material
Black or white structured calfskin strap with polished stainless steel folding buckle