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By TLex JeanRichard release a new version of their DIVERSCOPE with an innovative method for indicating power-reserve . . .

From JR After the initial titanium versions, this is the first model in the line to be presented with its distinctive cushion-shaped case made from polished and satin-finished stainless steel.

The solid caseback is secured by four screws which, together with the screw-lock crowns at 9 and 3 o'clock – respectively controlling the hour&date and the internal bidirectional rotating bezel – guarantee water resistance to the respectable depth of 1,000 feet (300 metres).

This robust and reliable sporty model is powered by a 26-jewel automatic JR 1010 movement, based on the in-house made JR 1000 movement launched in 2004 and successively enriched since then with nine different evolutions. It features a balance oscillating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and ensuring a 48-hour power reserve.

CLARITY & ORIGINALITY The extremely readable opaline black dial features a date display at 7.30, black & white hour and minute hands filled with a luminescent substance, along with luminescent-rimmed hour-markers and Arabic numerals. Among the latter, the number 12 stands in a particular way, since it empties and fills to provide a highly original linear power-reserve indication from which the model draws its 'LPR' code name.

Like many successful designs, the technique behind this distinctive aesthetic and technical feature is surprisingly simple: a plate covered with a luminescent substance is linked to a cam via a conveyor support and a connecting rod, and this plate rises successively as the movement is wound and the numerals become white – meaning the power reserve is full. Much like a petrol gauge, this linear power-reserve then vividly displays the gradual depletion of the energy supply.

Delivered with two straps – one in rubber and the other in a Kevlar® fabric – fastened by a satin-finished folding steel clasp with a double push-button security system, this is a watch clearly built for action and ready to accompany sports enthusiasts in their accomplishments both underwater and on dry land.

Polished and satin-finished stainless steel case
Dimensions: 43 x 43 mm
Height: 13.40 mm
Antireflective sapphire crystal
Case-back secured with 4 screws
Water-resistant to 300 m
Two screw-down crowns
Internal bidirectional rotating bezel

JEANRICHARD movement JR1010
Calibre: 11 ½’’’
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)
Jewels: 26
Power reserve: minimum 48 hours
Functions: hour, minute, second, linear power reserve indicator, date

Opalin black dial
Emptied Arabic numerals at 12 o’clock
Luminescent Arabic numerals and indexes
Black and white hands with luminescent material

Delivered with two straps: black fabric and black rubber
Satin-finished stainless steel folding buckle