JeanRichard present the Diverscope Titanium, the piece forms part of their sports portfolio which also includes the Aquascope, Chronoscope and 2 TimeZone pieces.
This latest release, as its name suggests has a case constructed from titanium, sand-blasted for a bold, matt, tactile finish - exceptionally light, tough and stylish. Everything about this watch is chunky - a satisfyingly generous 43mm cushion-shaped case, outsize Arabic number 12 and big rectangle hour markers, yet the designers at JeanRichard manage to tame these hardy elements to produce an elegantly handsome piece which would not be out of place under a fine tailored cuff.
The JeanRichard Diverscope line of watches features two crowns, the one at 3 o'clock sets the time and date and the other one, at the 9 o'clock position adjusts to record the dive time on the internal bidirectional bezel which is tucked safely beneath thicker than average sapphire crystal. As a safety measure, re-adjustment is only possible by unscrewing the crowns.
The JeanRichard brand is a historic name re-awakened by the Sowind Group and it is with their support, financial and technical which has enabled JeanRichard to produce their first manufactured movement, the JR1000 first presented in 2004. This self-winding mechanical calibre is at the heart of the brand's portfolio, including this piece. Sowind may have provided some of the credentials needed to enable initial production of the JR1000 Calbire but development is on-going, a modified version of the same movement provides the power for the very tasty Bressel 1665 Chronograph Foudroyante Ago - a tribute piece to the "daddy-of-all" motorbike racers Giacomo Agostini. Incidently to add further kudos to this youthful watch brand they are also associated with MV Agusta (an partnership guaranteed to induce a hushed reverence amongst bike fans).
The JeanRichard Diverscope Titanium model comes presented on anthracite fabric and black rubber straps.