To help celebrate the launch of the new JEANRICHARD Neroscope Limited Edition, Arizona Fine Time will be hosting a party today (Nov. 14th 2013), from 3-7pm, here in our retail store. Our guest and National Sales Director, Paul Erhardt will be in store explaining the intricate details of the brand, in both its rich history as well as elaborate manufacturing process. Guests in attendance will receive a complimentary branded highball scotch glass for coming by. We will also have a coinciding party with Zino Platinum cigars by Davidoff, who is bringing a luxury tour bus with smoking lounge and complimentary Zino Platinum cigars for anyone who cares to partake. There will also be food and drinks served for all the guests in attendance. As a sneak peak of what our in store customers will get to see, we now bring you the review of the Neroscope Limited Edition 60650-21K614-FK6A…
As a limited edition of only 500 pieces for the world, the new Neroscope is a variation of Aeroscope, their sky inspired chronograph. The 44mm titanium case is treated with DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) to give its stealthy black look. The finish is composed of a vertical satin finish and matte type smooth polish, which gives the great amount of detail to something so subdued. It’s elaborate cushion shaped case construction is visually stunning. There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into it and with over 70 steps to complete the case work alone, there is no attention to detail that is spared.
For a black on black watch, legibility is something that is not commonly found. Surprisingly, the Neroscope’s readability is better than most all we have seen from other manufactures. The brushed vertical satin finish of its black dial not only matches the finish of the bezel, but also makes the smooth finish of the arabic numerals very clear. The sub dials circular embossing give great contrast to the rest of the dial and its powdery like dark grey hands make for just enough difference to identify them on the black dial. With all these minute details, it gives a complex look even though the watch is all black.
The chronograph module on this model is referred to as the JR66. They start with the base movement as a SW300-1, which is then modified and secured with a Dubois Depraz chronograph module. This movement has a rate of 28,800bph, 43 jewels, and a minimal power reserve of 42 hours. The sub dials are laid out with the small seconds at 3:00, chronograph hour counter at 6:00 and the chronograph minutes counter at 9:00. The pushers for the chrono are titanium with DLC and are surrounded by a carbon fiber composite, making for a great unique feel when engaging. Overall, the construction is incredibly solid.
The Nersocope LE comes on a rubber strap with a nicely done deployment clasp. Its clasp is stainless steel with PVD coating and has a dual push button release. The case back on this model is closed, and engraved with the JeanRichard logo as well as the individual serial number engraved XXX/500.
An anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal is used to protect the dial. There is also a luminous compound used on all of the skeltonized hands, indexes and arabic numerals, but as with all black (or more so grey) lume, it is very faint and difficult to photograph. It does provide a nice subtle glow at night which makes the piece legible, however, you cannot expect a bright glow out of this material.
The JeanRichard Neroscope Limited Edition 60650-21K614-FK6A has a retail price of $6,200. They are finally in stock and with being such limited availability, are sure to sell out quickly. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 1-800-486-3996 and check us out on AZFineTime.com.
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