JEANRICHARD Aquascope Grey “Hokusai” Dial 60400-11E202-FK6A

JeanRichard Aquascope Grey "Hokusai" Dial 60400-11E202-FK6A

To celebrate 150 years of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Japan, JEANRICHARD has introduced a series of special release timepieces honoring this relationship.  In 1864, the two countries signed a trade agreement and established a friendship that still proves strong today.  As a small production item for 2014, JEANRICHARD has intrduced their gorgeous diver model the Aquascope, with a very unique “Hokusai” dial.

JeanRichard Aquascope Grey "Hokusai" Dial 60400-11E202-FK6A

The reference to the name Hokusai comes from famous Japanese artist during the Edo period, Katsushika Hokusai.  Hokusai created ukiyo-e wood block prints, and became most renowned for his work, Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji.  The most popular in this series is The Great Wave of Kanagawa.   Created sometime in the 1830’s, the image depicted boats caught in a tremendous wave with Mount Fuji in the background.  This new JEANRICHARD Aquascope features an engraved dial featuring this illustration.

JeanRichard Aquascope Grey "Hokusai" Dial 60400-11E202-FK6A

The 44mm stainless steel case of the Aquascope has a beautiful combination of satin and incredibly high polished attributes.  The 60 minute divers bezel is also completely stainless steel with the circular satin finish on the top, and high polish on the teeth of the 120 click uni-directional bezel.  Though the case is over 13mm thick and 44mm wide, the pieces short lugs make it very wearable on most any size wrist.  The lugs are actually a part of the case side inserts that are attached to the inner cushion case.  The JR cases are one of the most elaborate produced in their price range, using over 20 different parts.

JeanRichard Aquascope Grey "Hokusai" Dial 60400-11E202-FK6A

The Aquascope will feature a 300m water resistance with screw down crown.  The branded crown lacks no detail with JR logo on the end, and a colosseum design on the sides.  Sapphire crystal is utilized and has anti-reflective coating to eliminate glare.  The overall design is stunning, and the amount of detail expressed throughout is very impressive.  I can easily say, the quality standard of JR as a brand is top of the line, even though the prices are modest.

JeanRichard Aquascope Grey "Hokusai" Dial 60400-11E202-FK6A

Inside it’s closed case back is the Sellita based, JR60 movement.  This modified self-winding caliber has 28,800 bph, 26 jewels, hand winding, hack, and a minimal power reserve of 38 hours. This movement only displays 3 hand time, and a date displayed between 4:00 and 5:00.

JeanRichard Aquascope Grey "Hokusai" Dial 60400-11E202-FK6A

The hands and indexes of this model are rhodium coated, beautifully finished and give dominant legibility.  A unique aspect to the “Hokusai” model is that the indexes are actually not applied to the actual dial.  Instead, they are attached to the chapter ring and float slightly above the dial.  This technique allows for the dials engraving to be without interruption and also gives a more three dimensional presence.

JeanRichard Aquascope Grey "Hokusai" Dial 60400-11E202-FK6A

Of course, the luminous material on this diver is very strong and bright, providing great night time legibility.  The 60 minute mark on the bezel is luminous, as well as all 3 hands and each index.  The lume for the index lies in the middle of each index, sandwiched between the rhodium coated attributes.

JeanRichard Aquascope Grey "Hokusai" Dial 60400-11E202-FK6A

The strap is black rubber, ribbed and branded with the JR logo.  The strap also features a well constructed dual push button deployment clasp, with two steel inserts to secure the clasp to the strap.

JeanRichard Aquascope Grey "Hokusai" Dial 60400-11E202-FK6A

The “Hokusai” Aquascopes will come in 4 color variations, with the grey being sold as an exclusive to AZ Fine Time in the US.  The MSRP on this piece is $3,300, and is now available at AZFT.

 

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-486-3996 or submit an inquiry through AZFineTime.com.

 

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JEANRICHARD – Live From Basel

This year had an entire arsenal of new watches, ranging in a wide variety of color combos, new techniques and impressive, stunning designs.  We are proud to bring you all of the  new models introduced by one of our favorite brands, JEANRICHARD.

JEANRICHARD 1681 DLC 60320-11-652-HB6A

JEANRICHARD 1681 DLC 60320-11-652-HB6A

We’ve seen some intro’s online of some of the new models introduced by the brand.  One of which was their Nocturnal collection.  The 1681 series has an all black sand blasted DLC finish with black matt dial, and features their in-house manufactured JR1000 movement.

JEANRICHARD 1681 DLC 60320-11-851-HB6A

JEANRICHARD 1681 DLC 60320-11-851-HB6A

Very similar to the all black version, JR also introduced a beige grained dial variation, adding legibility to the line up.

JEANRICHARD 1681 Brown PVD 60320-11-653-HB6A

JEANRICHARD 1681 Brown PVD 60320-11-653-HB6A

Also added to the 1681 lineup is a new take of PVD coating in brown.  The sandblasted finish looks very impressive in person, and will actually patina over time.

JEANRICHARD 1681 Brown PVD 60320-11-852-FKBA

JEANRICHARD 1681 Brown PVD 60320-11-852-FKBA

Basically, over time, the finish of the PVD color will start to slightly change color over time, giving even more character to an already gorgeous piece.  This patina is something we have not seen in a coating finish before.  Pretty incredible stuff by our friends at JEANRICHARD.

JEANRICHARD 1681 Blue Lacquer 18k Gold 60330-52-401-BB40-1

JEANRICHARD 1681 Blue Lacquer 18k Gold 60330-52-401-BB40-1

The 1681 series has also introduced 2 new blue lacquer dials as seen before in there Terrascope series.  The first model is pictured in in an 18k pink gold and features there JR1090 movement, with small seconds at 9:00.  This model will come on a dark blue alligator strap.

JEANRICHARD 1681 Blue Lacquer Steel

JEANRICHARD 1681 Blue Lacquer Steel

The stainless steel variant with blue lacquer contains their JR1000 movement with central seconds and arabic numerals.  The highly polished case with vibrant blue calfskin strap are another great addition to the series.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 3 Hand White 60660-21G751-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 3 Hand White 60660-21G751-FK6A

As a whole new variation of the Aeroscope series, the 3 handed Aeroscopes will come in a nice variety of matt colors including, white, black, grey, blue and green.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 3 Hand Black 60660-21G651-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 3 Hand Black 60660-21G651-FK6A

All the cases on the 3 hand Aeroscopes will come in a sandblasted finish with 60 minute bezel.  This is a new take on the finish, as previous Aeroscope chrono’s had satin and high polish finish.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 3 Hand Grey 60660-21G251-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 3 Hand Grey 60660-21G251-FK6A

Another interesting attribute of the line up is the numerals/indexes used in the series.  They are actually 3D printed out of luminous material, making the numerals glow not only on the top, but also on the sides.  A new and unique feature by JR.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 3 Hand Green 60660-21BA51-FK6A-1

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 3 Hand Green 60660-21BA51-FK6A-1

The matt colored dials are outstanding looking in person.  The military green especially.  These are not the typical vibrant colors you typically see from the brand.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 3 Hand Blue 60660-21B451-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 3 Hand Blue 60660-21B451-FK6A

The dark navy blue dial is also very impressive. The 44mm cases on both the blue and green are finished in a sandblasted DLC finish, giving even more variety to the line up.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope Honeycomb 60650-21L752-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope Honeycomb 60650-21L752-FK6A

Also newly added to the Aeroscope series is a sandblasted set of chronographs.  The case design is still the same and also still uses grade 5 titanium, but the new finish makes it clear visually that these models are indeed titanium.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope Honeycomb 60650-21L654-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope Honeycomb 60650-21L654-FK6A

The bezel on these new Aeroscopes now feature a tachymeter instead of a 60 minute counter.  Very appropriate for a chrono, and also contributes a lot to the look.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope Honeycomb 60650-21L252-FK6A-1

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope Honeycomb 60650-21L252-FK6A-1

This new series also has a new dial design.  Instead of using the vertical satin finish, they will all have a very cool honeycomb textured dial.  It’s not subtle, easily being seen at first glance, and looks incredible in person.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope Honeycomb 60650-21M652-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope Honeycomb 60650-21M652-FK6A

There will as be a sandblasted DLC variation in the series.  Only the black honeycomb dial will come in the DLC case.  The tachymeter and numerals will be highlighted in white, and the red second hand gives that little bit of extra character.

JEANRICHARD Aquascope White Matt Dial Blue Bezel 60400-11D705-FK4A

JEANRICHARD Aquascope White Matt Dial Blue Bezel 60400-11D705-FK4A

The Aquascope series added a few new models, and one of the favorites in the JR booth was the new blue bezel with white matt dial.  The indexes are slightly different, being attached to the chapter ring instead of the dial, making them float above the dial.  Very impressive.

JEANRICHARD Aquascope "Hokusai" Grey 60400-11B402-FK4A-1

JEANRICHARD Aquascope “Hokusai” Grey 60400-11B402-FK4A-1

The pre-Basel launch of the “Hokusai” series was incredibly well received even before landing here in Basel.  The series features beautifully embossed dials with the artists “Great Wave of Kanangawa” texture.  1st in the series is the grey dial, which is far more impressive in person as compared to the pictures online.  All of these models will be very limited, and the grey dial in particular will be exclusive to AZ Fine Time in the USA.

JEANRICHARD Aquascope "Hokusai" Blue 60400-11B402-FK4A-1

JEANRICHARD Aquascope “Hokusai” Blue 60400-11B402-FK4A-1

One of my personal favorites is the blue variation.  I’ve always loved the standard Aquascope, blue dial, and this model just bumped that love up one more level.  Seeing as these pieces are made to celebrate 150 years of Swiss – Japanese relations, I felt it was only appropriate to add one to my collection.  This blue “Hokusai” is inbound and soon to be on my wrist.

JEANRICHARD Aquascope "Hokusai" Black Blue 60400-11-G606-FK6A-1

JEANRICHARD Aquascope “Hokusai” Black Blue 60400-11-G606-FK6A-1

There were also 2 surprise models in the “Hokusai” series.  The 1st is black dialed, PVD coated variant, with cool blue accents.

JEANRICHARD Aquascope "Hokusai" Black Red 60400-11G608-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Aquascope “Hokusai” Black Red 60400-11G608-FK6A

The second model is virtually the same, but using luminous red accents for the indexes and hands.  Both pieces are stunning in person.

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Bronze Dial 60500-11-20D-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Bronze Dial 60500-11-20D-FK6A

 

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Bronze Dial 60500-11-602-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Bronze Dial 60500-11-602-FK6A

The Terrascope series had a whole lot of new models added to the line.  Two of the models have a very unique bronze dial, that has a scratched up texture to it.  These are both very impressive in person.  One of which is all steel finish and comes on a matching brown pin ostrich strap giving a more dressy look.  The other comes on rubber strap with PVD coated inner case, giving a little more sportiness.  Both look outstanding.

JEANRICHARD Terrascope 60500-11-20D-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Terrascope 60500-11-20D-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Beige Grained Dial DLC 60500-11-802-FK6A

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Beige Grained Dial DLC 60500-11-802-FK6A

60500-56-602-BB60

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Black Matt Dial DLC Pink Gold 60500-56-603-BB60

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Black Matt Dial DLC Pink Gold 60500-56-603-BB60

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Grey Matt Dial DLC Pink Gold 60500-56-207-BB60

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Grey Matt Dial DLC Pink Gold 60500-56-207-BB60

There are quite a few black toned models in the assortment of new Terrascope’s.  The color combos are excellent, varying DLC with combo’s of gold tone on the dial or bezel, or case sides.  Basically, you have a ton of new, ultra-cool models can touch on any style.

JeanRichard Art Series Paintsplash

JeanRichard Art Series Paintsplash

JeanRichard Art Series Paintsplash

JeanRichard Art Series Paintsplash

JeanRichard Art Series Paintsplash

JeanRichard Art Series Paintsplash

A new art series was also debuted with very colorful, unique paint splash designs on the dial and strap.  There is one model in the line up that does not have color, but white paint splashes.

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Art series Colors Aluminum Titanium 60500-10-702-FK4A

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Art series Colors Aluminum Titanium 60500-10-702-FK4A

Probably one of the most unique and colorful JR’s is the new Terrascope that has a specially treated aluminum case.  A green bezel, orange inner case and blue case side inserts make for something we have not seen before.  The white matt dial has blue indexes with orange luminous material at the tips and on the hands.  The case back on this piece is the only part not treated aluminum, but titanium, ,keeping the weight extremely light.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope Red Arsenal

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope Red Arsenal

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Silver Arsenal

JEANRICHARD Terrascope Silver Arsenal

In collaboration with their new partner Arsenal Soccer Club, JEANRICHD has launched two new models with the team.  There will be a DLC coated Aeroscope chronograph with red honeycomb dial, and red carbon composite bumpers around the pushers.  The continuos running second hand sub-dial has the Arsenal cannon logo for the hand.  The Terrascope is slightly more subdued, with vertical satin silver dial, black chapter ring, and red luminous material at the tip of the index and for the hands.  The Arsenal cannon logo is located right above the 6:00.

 

Tons of great new things from JEANRICHARD this year, very exciting and most all of these products should be out by June!

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JeanRichard Aquascope Black Dial 60400-11A602-FK6A

JeanRichard Aquascope Black Dial 60400-11A602-FK6AInspired by exploration of the sea, the JeanRichard Aquascope concludes our series of introductory posts about our newest line.  The Aquascope 300m Diver is  another great option from the JR lineup, taking the elements found with rest of the brand and putting the functional twist necessary for an elegant but sporty dive piece.

JeanRichard Aquascope Black Dial 60400-11A602-FK6AThe dial on this model is their vertical satin black finish with a depth and detail to it that contributes a ton of character and can easily keep the wearer staring.  The applied indexes, large hands and red arrow tipped second hand also pay a nice compliment to the dial, allowing for not only great legibility, but also a cool design that is simplistic but detailed.

JeanRichard Aquascope Black Dial 60400-11A602-FK6AAs with all JeanRichards, the elaborate and beautifully finished case is very impressive.  With the Aquascope 60400-11A602-FK6A, you have a 46mm wide, 12.6mm thick stainless steel case with black DLC coating on its inner case and stainless steel inserts on the outside of its cushion shape.  The bezel is stainless steel and has a smooth operating uni-directional 120 click ratcheting bezel.  The Aquascope’s are mostly a vertical satin finish on the case, but also have a very high quality polished finish that add an incredible amount of detail.

JeanRichard Aquascope Black Dial 60400-11A602-FK6AThis model features a ribbed rubber strap with JR logo faintly embossed on each side.  There is also a dual push button deployment clasp for a secure and sturdy wear.

JeanRichard Aquascope Black Dial 60400-11A602-FK6AThe movement utilized for JR’s Aquascope Diver is their JR60.  The JR60 has 26 jewels, 28,800 bph and a minimal of 38 hour power reserve.  The self-winding movement has a smooth manual wind feature, hack and date display between 4:00-5:00.

JeanRichard Aquascope Black Dial 60400-11A602-FK6AThe luminova on this piece is quite impressive being used on every index as well as all three hands.  It is obvious it is heavily applied as the watch glows tremendously well in the dark.

JeanRichard Aquascope Black Dial 60400-11A602-FK6AWith a ton of great attributes, the JeanRichard Aquascope Diver Black Dial 60400-11A602-FK6A retails for $3,200.  As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 1-800-486-3996.  Don’t forget to check out more of the JeanRichard collection on AZFineTime.com.

JeanRichard Aquascope Black Dial 60400-11A602-FK6A

 

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Jean Richard And Skywire Live With Nik Wallenda

Jean Richard Partners with Nik Wallenda

A new brand to AZ Fine Time, Jean Richard, has recently partnered up with daredevil and tight wire artist Nik Wallenda.  This coming Sunday, Nik will attempt to walk across the Grand Canyon, over 1,500 ft high, without the security of a safety net.  Nik comes from a family of tight rope walkers.  Over 200 years and 7 generations have been involved in this aerobatic act, and Nik is no exception.  He has trained immensely in order to ensure his safety, and is more than confident in accomplishing this feat.  To see  the event live as it happens, you can tune into the Discovery Channel or Discovery.com at 8pm EST or 5pm PST.

We are looking forward to receiving the Jean Richard brand in store  by the beginning of July.  They have some truly incredible timepieces, which you can see HERE.  Other brand ambassadors for Jean Richard include yachtsman Franck Cammas, wildlife photographer Nick Brandt, and heroic pilot Capt. Chesley Sullenberger.

Jean Richard – Basel 2013 – New Addition to AZFT

Arizona Fine Time is proud to announce its newest addition to our line up…  Jean Richard!

Jean Richard Aquascope Blue Veritical Satin

Jean Richard Aquascope Blue Veritical Satin

This was the 1st year for Jean Richard to attend the Basel World Fair, and needless to say, we had a meeting with them that went extremely well.  The product itself is beautifully (and intricately) constructed and finished, the movements are far more than impressive, and the price point is excellent.  There’s a lot to be said about this brand and we are highly anticipating their arrival at AZFT, so we can provide you the true hands on reviews and you can see them with your own eyes in our store. Continue reading