By TLex JEANRICHARD have launched a stunning new AQUASCOPE diver in celebration of 150 years of Swiss-Japanese diplomatic relations dating back to the Edo period of 1602-1868, when Japan opened its boarders to foreign trade.
A Friendship and Trade Treaty was consequently signed with Switzerland in 1864 allowing Switzerland to export among other things significant quantities of watches. The trade of Swiss watches to Japan continues to flourish to this day.
The new Aquascope Japan features a special dial design derived from the well-known Japanese woodblock print of 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa' by renowned ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760 – 1849).
Its 44mm x 13.5mm Stainless steel case features, polished, vertically and circular satin-finishing. It is fitted with a unidirectional rotational divers bezel with elapsed dive-time, a Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment, a Sapphire crystal caseback and a screwdown and engraved crown.
The watch has a water-resistance uo to 300 meters. Its dial is available in four colors: black , blue, grey or white with a beautiful Hokusai-style engraving. This applied with rhodium-coated hour markers with luminescent material and rhodium-coated hands also with luminescent material.
Powering this special dive watch is a JR60, self-winding movement beating at 28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz) with 26 jewels and a minimum power reserve of 38 hours. Functions include: hours, minutes, seconds and date.
The watch are presented on either black or blue rubber divers straps or Stainless steel braceletswith Stainless steel folding or butterfly clasps.