In continuation with our blog introduction of our latest brand, JeanRichard, we highlight their air/aviation inspired Aeroscope. The Aeroscope is the one series in the JR brand that features an automatic chronograph movement, while staying managing to stay in theme with the rest of the series.
The JeanRichard Aeroscope series is encased in a 44mm wide and 12.67mm thick titanium case. The elaborate case design as found in the rest of the JR line stays true in the titanium case version, using a round bezel and cushion shape with center case and 2 inserts on the case sides. What is even more interesting in this particular model, is the DLC finish used on the center case and bezel. The case side inserts are in a natural titanium finish with both vertical sating and high polished attributes. The attention to detail in the case design is tremendous.
The dial design is well played out and is beautifully done with a black vertical sating finish, matching well with the case and bezel. The orange accents for the skeleton hands, numerals on the bezel and the combination of indexes and numerals on the dial make for an easily legible and very attractive sport model. The layout for the chronograph is also well executed with a central seconds, 30 minute counter at 9:00 and 12 hour counter at 6:00. The sub-dial at 3:00 will be for your continuos seconds counter and the date display is between 4-5:00.
The pushers for the chronograph are very functional as well as comfortable. The low profile design refrains from digging into your wrist and are still easy to operate. They utilize bumpers surrounding the pushers that are made of a carbon fibre composite which provide security, but also has a great feel. The functionality of the chronograph as a whole is very smooth and precise. It is obvious when using that it is well built.
Accompanied by a orange rubber strap, this model has a great amount of eye catching factors. The strap is ribbed with a faint embossing of the JR logo on each side. The deployment clasp for the strap is also impressive, using a dual push button release and 2 pin insert for the holes in the rubber. There are also many other strap options including black leather with orange or white stitching, black rubber or a titanium bracelet (with or without the black coating).
The movement utilized is the JR66 which is a self-winding mechanical chronograph. For this particular movement the base also starts as a Sellita SW300-1, but of course modified at their factory, and then adds a Dubois Dépraz chronograph module to compose the JR66. If you are not familiar with Dubois Dépraz, they are known for their high-end (and high quality) complication modules. They are utilized in many of the upper echelon brands ranging from Patek, AP, Richard Mille, JLC, Breitling, Omega and many more.
The orange on the hands and indexes of this model is luminous. While it does not give off a strong bright lume like the Terrascope, it does give off a nice subtle yellow glow, that is still legible in the dark. It was difficult to capture in the image, but is definitely there.
The MSRP for the JeanRichard Aeroscope Chronograph Black Dial 60650-21J613-FK3A is $5,400. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 1-800-486-3996. See more of the JeanRichard brand HERE.
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