One of Jean Richard’s Novelties for 2010 just unveiled at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva is the Aquascope – a watch specially designed with divers in mind.
As with all JeanRichard watches this new dive watch is powered by the JR1000 in-house movement. This is the modern, self-winding mechanical movement that has been the hallmark of JeanRichard watches since 2004.
The Aquascope has a stainless steel polished and satin-finished case. To house the brand’s in-house movement, this model also has the brand’s signature tonneau shaped case, that is 44.50 x 40 x 11.85mm. The dial is protected with a convex, colourless and anti-reflective crystal treatment. Besides the usual features typical of the JeanRichard brand, this dive watch also has some great features that make this particular dive watch stand out.
Whereas most dive watches have unidirectional bezels, the Aquascope features a bidirectional bezel. And so that the bezel cannot be accidentally adjusted, the crown at nine o’clock has to be unscrewed first. The external bezel features a 60-minute scale, with 120 teeth that enables half-minute settings on dive times. The water resistance of this watch is 300 meters.
The Aquascope dive watch is a homage to JeanRichard’s unique dive watches that were produced in the 1960s.