JEANRICHARD—sister company to Girard-Perregaux— takes its name from a legendary name in watchmaking, Daniel Jeanrichard. This genius pioneered the development of the watchmaking industry in the Neuchâtel mountains in the late 17th century. Daniel Jeanrichard was born in the hamlet of Les Bressels, midway between La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle. In 1681, he created his first watch, then set up his watchmaking workshop. Daniel Jeanrichard was also a major driving force behind the watchmaking industry. He was ahead of his time, demonstrating a talent for innovation. In addition to the production of watches, the region’s watchmakers are indebted to him for the invention of machines and tools, and for establishing the basis for learning the art of watchmaking itself. At Baselworld 2014, JEANRICHARD presented several new watches including this new Terrascope with satin-brushed bronze dial and a gorgeous ostrich strap. This watch just like the rest of the watches in JEANRICHARD's Terrascope collection is fitted with a stainless steel vertical satin-brushed finished case measuring 44 mm in diameter.
This Terrascope is powered by the JEANRICHARD automatic calibre JR60 with 26 jewels and which provides a power reserve of 38 hours when fully wound. The watch features a solid case back and is waterproof to a depth of 100 meters, regardless of the lack of a screw-down crown.
On the wrist, the watch has great wrist presence and craftsmanship for the price. This is actually one of our favorite new JEANRICHARD timepieces unveiled at Baselworld this year. The uniqueness of its dial along with the ostrich strap, make this watch a perfect companion for that next safari to the Serengeti.
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