We are very proud to announce the arrival of the newest brand to the AZ Fine Time roster, JeanRichard. With an incredible selection of beautiful timepieces, we wanted to start with one of their finest. The 1681 series pays tribute to famous historical watchmaker Daniel JeanRichard, and the year he made his first timepiece.
Daniel JeanRichard found his love for watchmaking when he was given a broken English watch by a merchant. In repairing the piece, he became intrigued, studying the piece and later went on to manufacture his own. In 1681, he finished his very 1st timepiece, which was also the first for his region. In later years, he founded his atelier and even invented machinery and tools to manufacture his timepieces. Today, the JeanRichard brand pays tribute to his start within the 1681 series.
The JeanRichard 1681 60320-11-651-QD60 has a 46mm cushion shaped case with round bezel and utilizes both satin and high polished attributes to give incredible detail. You will notice there are two polished inserts on the case side that are attached to a middle case with satin finish. The quality of finish and design are very elegant and makes for a beautiful dress piece. The case itself actually involves a 70 step process to manufacture and build. All the labor that goes into this piece truly reflects when you see it first hand.
The dial on this model is a black lacquer that looks very deep, and makes for perfect contrast with its rhodium coated numerals and indexes. The dial is protected with sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. All of these attributes flow very well together and only add to the feeling of quality.
The strap on this model is a black pin ostrich with white contrast stitching. The clasp is a very well constructed dual push button deployment and is branded with the JeanRichard logo.
For such an elegantly constructed timepiece, it is only appropriate to have a very impressive movement. The 1681 series features the JR1000 movement, which is manufactured and built in-house by JeanRichard at their factory La Chaux-De-Fonds. The JR1000 was in development for 4 years before finally being put to use. The movement displays time with central seconds and date, has 27 jewels, 28,800 bph and a minimum of 48 hour power reserve. The uni-directional winding rotor spins freely and effortlessly with a complete fluid motion. The decoration of this movement is beautifully done, utilizing striping, perlage and an impressive vertically engraved rotor.
The JeanRichard 1681 Central Seconds Steel 60320-11-651-QD60 retails for $6,000 and is now in stock at AZFineTime. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 1-800-486-3996.
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