Considering that today is 'Black Friday' here in the U.S., why not feature one of the nicest black watches in the market. This beautiful JEANRICHARD Aeroscope Black Chronograph ref. 60650-21J613-FK6A comes in a traditional cushion-shaped case with vertically satin-brushed finished DLC-coated black titanium case and bezel with pushers protected by carbon fiber composite surface. The case measures 44m in diameter and as we said it before when reviewing the JEANRICHARD Aquascope here, its satin-brushed finish is only comparable to the grain on the finish of Audemars Piguet Royal Oaks or Royal Oak Offshores. The case and bezel feature satin-brushed and highly polished areas and depending on the light, the watch tends to look more graphite grey than black. The look and feel of this watch is more of a black ceramic watch rather than that of a DLC titanium timepiece.
This watch features a beautiful black dial also finished with a satin-brushed vertical finish, circular satin-finished chrono registers, orange luminescent Arabic numerals —not very bright at low light—, a 12-hour chrono register at 6, a 30-minute chrono register at 9, a running seconds register at 3 o'clock and a date aperture between 4 and 5 o'clock. The dial is extremely nicely but somewhat busy, The arrow-shaped hands in orange also with luminescent material provide a nice contrasting touch and good readability.
The fixed bezel is also spectacularly finished and it features an orange minute scale with 5-minute increments with no luminescent material. The bezel along with the dial, makes this watch look ultra sporty and quite rugged. This watch features rectangular chrono pushers with carbon fiber composite and the start/stop pusher requires a strong push to activate the chronograph.
The beating heart inside this watch is the automatic calibre JR66 with 43 jewels, which provides a power reserve of 42 hours when fully wound. During our review the watch seemed to be keeping perfect time with a variation of +1 seconds over a four day period. The calibre is perfectly protected by a solid case back carefully engraved with the JEANRICHARD logo.
To round out its sporty look, this watch is fitted with a very comfortable rubber strap with JR markings near the lugs and a easy to operate deployant buckle. The strap is somewhat short but nicely finished.
On the wrist the watch wears extremely comfortable and way smaller than its actual size. This is something really positive for those with wrists smaller than 7" that want to wear a 44mm size watch. Overall, this is a very nice looking watch with an ultra sporty character that comes with a very nice price tag. If you are looking for an understated chronograph that is exclusive and extremely well finished, look no further.
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