The JeanRichard manufacture have removed the covers from another new model at the SIHH exhibition in Geneva this week. The JeanRichard Aquascope is a tribute to their own 1960s model and incorporates styling cues drawn from the era particularly with the square, cushion-shaped (or tonneau) case which contrasts the round dial. The polished and satin-finished 44.5mm x 40mm stainless steel case sits on an unusual 'structured' (or ridged) calfskin leather strap which in itself contributes to the overall styling and adds to the watch's overall robust, rugged appearance.
Notable features include a bidirectional rotating bezel, which as protection against accidental movement, can only be moved by using the screw-in corrector crown at the 9 o'clock position. Large luminous indices and hands make for a clearly legible display in poor light and indeed look quite the part in good light too!
The Aquascope is powered by the JR1000 calibre in-house movement and further extends the use of this new movement which has been incorporated across the range of JeanRichard models
As JeanRichard continue to build on their status as a manufacture in their own right, the designers are giving the brand a range of interesting models in which to showcase their technical abilities.
The JeanRichard Aquascope is certainly a handsome-looking watch, and being water resistant to 300m is a useful instrument too for the occasional owner who will take it with them as they go diving. But I imagine that for most folk, this is the only piece of diving gear you'll need!