Jean Richards launches the Aquascope by rethinking a model launched in the 1960s, thereby creating another link with its rich heritage. Equipped with the brand’s JR 1000 in-house movement, the 300 meter water-resistant Aquascope unveils a new facet of JeanRichard’s creativity.
With roots dating back to watch making genius Daniel Jean Richard in 1681, Jean Richard has experienced several decisive milestones during its three centuries in existence. One of these important periods was in the 1960s, when the brand produced diver’s watches among other models. Today JeanRichard unveils the Aquascope, a watch that harks back to that creative period.
With a round opening in a ‘tonneau’ shape, the Aquascope reflects the spirit of the 1960s given that period’s approach to aesthetics was the use of strong unconventional geometric shapes in art, fashion and design. Inspired by the design and proportions of the historical model, JeanRichard has brought a fresh and contemporary touch to the new version, especially through the curves of the case.
The brand has kept the model’s original monobloc case which protects the two crowns with its edges and has designed distinctive facets on both sides of the case to round off its ergonomics. The structured calfskin chevron-patterned strap recalls the elements of the original watch.
In common with all the brand’s collections, the Aquascope is fitted with the JR 1000 in-house movement, entirely developed and produced in its workshops. The Aquascope’s case is polished and satin-finished stainless steel and features an external bidirectional rotating black bezel, similar to that of the 1960s watch. The 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 unexpected impact, JeanRichard has incorporated a safety system, which acts on a corrector located at the level of the 9 o’clock pusher. 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 watch is water-resistant up to 300 meters.
The luminescent graduation of the Arabic numerals and indexes on the dial and on the markers on the bezel together ensure that the dive time can also be read accurately in the dark and deep waters.
JR1000 in-house manufactured self-winding
Calibre 11 1/2’’’, 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, colourless anti-reflective sapphire
Water-resistant to 300 metres
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
Black or white structured calfskin strap with
polished stainless steel folding buckle