Towards the end of November JeanRichard Manufacture played host to one of the legends of the motorcycle world, Giacomo Agostini.
Agostini, a brand Ambassador for JeanRichard watches, is seen here with a Bressel 1665 Chronograph Rattrapante Foudroyante on his wrist taking the opportunity to explore JeanRichard’s workshops, and see some of the wonderful watches produced there in the making.
Besides the watches and the workshops there would have been much to keep Agostini occupied on his visit to JeanRichard Manufacture.
JeanRichard is located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, and as we reported here a few days ago, this city along with La Locle was recently added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites in recognition of the towns watch-making and architectural heritages. JeanRichard is linked to one of the founders of the watch making industry in the local mountains of Neuchâtel, Daniel JeanRichard.
To demonstrate a continuous commitment to the history of watch making JeanRichard have created its own Museum. Here they do not simply display JeanRichard watches, but the hidden technical aspects of the watch making industry. For example, the tools and machinery used from the 17th century until today outline for visitors to the Museum the evolution of watch making in the area.