JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 208 Seconds Limited Edition 60650-21O601-HD60

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 208 Seconds Limited Edition 60650-21O601-HD60

The importance of time is something that can be truly under valued.  On January 15th 2009, US Airways flight 1549 left LaGuardia Airport at 3:25pm headed for Charlotte, NC.  The commercial flight carrying 150 passengers and 5 of the flight crew struck a flock of geese that were too close to avoid within about a minute and a half of take off, causing the loss of both engines power.  The loss of thrust brought forth the realization that the plane could possibly crash in one of the highest populated areas in the world.  At about 3,000 ft above the city, and descending rapidly, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger had to take control of the plane and start looking for places to land.  At first, the thought was to return to LaGuardia, but that option was not possible.  The next thought was landing at Teterboro Airport in NJ.  This was also not an option.  The only level and large enough place to possibly land at that point was the Hudson River.  Captain Sullenberger reacted fast enough to decide to land the plane on the Hudson, and glided the aircraft ensuring the nose was up, and wings were level when landing the plane on the river.  With the help of his Co-Pilot and crew, Captain Sullenberger successfully saved 155 lives.  This feat was truly amazing in many ways, incredibly heroic, and an example of how time is precious.   It was was only a mere 208 seconds from the time of the incident to their landing on the Hudson.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 208 Seconds Limited Edition 60650-21O601-HD60

On the 5th anniversary of the  “Miracle on the Hudson”, JEANRICHARD and Captain Sullenberger launched a limited edition timepiece commemorating Flight 1549 and the fact it landed on the Hudson, with no loss of life.  The “Philosophies of Life” that Captain Sullenberger and JEANRICHARD share are what brought them together.  Striving for excellence and staying vigilant are two of these traits that especially reflect these philosophies of life, but also modesty and precision.  Captain Sullenberger was a part of the US Air Force, an aviation expert and accident investigator.  That as well as nearly 40 years of flying experience contributed to the heroic act.  The calm minded reaction of Captain Sully and his crew were also a big part of this and one of his incredibly modest quotes “We were simply doing the jobs we were trained to do”, makes you appreciate it even more.  Not an athlete, not a celebrity, but an average guy who did something unbelievably extraordinary.  A true hero.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 208 Seconds Limited Edition 60650-21O601-HD60

The new 208 Seconds Limited Edition JEANRICHARD Aeroscope has highlighted the 208 seconds it took to save 155 live with red accents on both the chronograph minute’s counter and the inner dial track.  There are 3 white tracks on the inner dial that do a full 60 second lap around the dial, and a red track for the last 28 seconds displayed on the dial.  This totals up to the 208 seconds without even having to look at the sub dial.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 208 Seconds Limited Edition 60650-21O601-HD60

The chronographs minute counter is highlighted in red for the first 3 minutes and with the red track showing 28 seconds, totals back up to 208 seconds.  These obviously pay tribute to the flight, but also add for great detail on its beautiful black vertical satin finished dial.  The silver embossed chronograph and seconds counter sub dials also contribute a nice contrast, and easy legibility.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 208 Seconds Limited Edition 60650-21O601-HD60

The 44mm cushion shaped titanium case is also exquisitely finished using a combination of vertical satin finish as well as an elegant high polish.  This truly gives a great feel for the quality and craftsmanship that goes into the JR brand.  The other intriguing attribute on this piece is its inner cushion shaped case with DLC finish.  The case side inserts that surround the DLC portion are in titanium silver finish contributing an awesome look for the timepiece.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 208 Seconds Limited Edition 60650-21O601-HD60

The sticker crown is branded with the JR logo and has a colosseum type design on the sides.  The chronographs titanium pushers are surrounded by carbon fiber composite, giving a unique and firm feel when operating.  All Aeroscope’s are 100m water resistant, and this piece is no exception.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 208 Seconds Limited Edition 60650-21O601-HD60

The movement utilized is the JR66 self-winding chronograph.  The movement starts as a base Sellita SW300-1 for time keeping, which is then modified by JEANRICHARD, and a Dubois Depraz chrongraph module piggy backing the base.  This caliber has 43 jewels, 28,800bph, and a minimal of 42 hour power reserve.  The display is quite simple and easy to read with centralized luminescent skeleton hands for hours and minutes, red with luminescent tipped centralized chronograph seconds, sub dial at 3:00 for actual seconds, chronograph hours displayed at 6:00, and chronograph minutes at 9:00.  All of the sub dials hands are black and skeletonized.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 208 Seconds Limited Edition 60650-21O601-HD60

With closed case back, the 208 Seconds Limited Edition is engraved with individual serial number out of 208 pieces made.  The strap is a black Barenia calfskin strap, with white contrast stitching and dual push button deployment clasp.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 208 Seconds Limited Edition 60650-21O601-HD60

The luminova is not only on the centralized hands as mentioned previously, but also each index has a small square of lume found on the chapter ring.

JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 208 Seconds Limited Edition 60650-21O601-HD60

The JEANRICHARD Aeroscope 208 Seconds Limited Edition 60650-21O601-HD60 retails for $5,400.  Part of the proceeds of the watch will go to The American Red Cross and The Rory Staunton Foundation, two of Captain Sullenberger’s philanthropic endeavors.  As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 1-800-486-3996 or submit an inquiry through AZFineTime.com.

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JEANRICHARD 208 Seconds LE For 5 Year Anniversary Of Captain Sullenberger’s Heroic Flight 1549

JeanRichard Aeroscope 208 Seconds Limited Edition

Today marks the 5 year anniversary of US Airways Flight 1549, when Captain Chesley Sully Sullenberger heroically landed the commercial passenger flight on the Hudson River, saving 155 lives, all in 208 seconds.  In honor of this courageous feat, “The Miracle on the Hudson”, JeanRichard has officially launched the new Limited Edition Aeroscope labeled, “208 Seconds” to honor their brand ambassador, Captain Sullenberger.

JeanRichard Aeroscope 208 Seconds Limited EditionCaptain Sullenberger and JeanRichard’s relationship began officially at the beginning of 2013,  and both felt it was a perfect pairing.  The “Philosophy of Life” they shared and Sullenberger’s fascination by timepieces helped the two come together.  As said from the Capatain’s blog “An ordinary person with passion can accomplish extraordinary challenges. When I heard the timeless stories of JEANRICHARD (the man behind the brand) I was touched how even in the toughest situations he strived to find the funding and the artisans to be able to accomplish his ultimate goal — making a watch.”

JeanRichard Aeroscope 208 Seconds Limited EditionThe new limited edition Aeroscope will feature a 44mm titanium cushion shaped case with a DLC inner case, and silver toned titanium inserts for the case sides.  The dial will be a vertical satin back with accents for the total of 208 seconds highlighted in red. The first 3 minutes on the chronograph minute counter, and the remaining 28 seconds near the outer edge of the dial.

JeanRichard Aeroscope 208 Seconds Limited EditionIt is indeed very impressive to see this commemorative LE for such an iconic hero.  Last night at the launch event for the “208 Seconds”, JeanRichard also hosted a tweet chat, allowing people to submit their questions to the Captain using the hatch-tag #208seconds .  A great opportunity to ask questions about the landing itself, or his outlook on life after the event had occurred.

JeanRichard Aeroscope 208 Seconds Limited Edition

The MSRP on the JeanRichard Aeroscope 208 Seconds Limited Edition is set at $5,400 and is available for order at AZ Fine Time.  Part of the proceeds from the timepiece will go to The American Red Cross and The Rory Staunton Foundation.

Here are quotes from the official press release…
“We are privileged to have worked with Captain Sullenberger on our new “208 Seconds” Aeroscope”, said Bruno Grande, COO of JEANRICHARD. “The watch showcases the importance of time, Sully’s inspirational achievement in seconds of great urgency, and his efforts since then to continue to help change and improve people’s lives and support organizations such as the American Red Cross and the Rory Staunton Foundation. This is very much in line with JEANRICHARD’s values and philosophy of life.”

“In situations such as those on January 15, 2009, one can only rely upon your training, preparedness and the knowledge that you are serving a cause greater than yourself”, said Captain Sullenberger. “The “208 Seconds” Aeroscope I was able to design with JEANRICHARD also symbolizes the values of personal responsibility and I am grateful for their support of my philanthropic work.”

208 seconds made Captain Sullenberger a hero and the watch’s automatic chronograph movement perfectly embodies the spirit and respect that the Captain and JEANRICHARD have for time. The 208 seconds are represented by a subtle marked white and red timeline on the timepiece’s black dial. Available on a black Barenia® calfskin strap, the JEANRICHARD “208 Seconds” Aeroscope is a re-interpretation of the old aviators’ watches, and with its titanium cushion-shaped case shares a man’s most enduring dream with style. Part of the proceeds of the watch will go to The American Red Cross and The Rory Staunton Foundation, two of Captain Sullenberger’s philanthropic endeavors.  

Throughout the event guests also participated in a social media challenge, where they were tasked to take a wrist shot of the new “208 Seconds” Aeroscope and post it to their Instagram account. The “Best Shot” will be re-grammed today, January 15th, through the brand’s Instagram account (@JRwatches). The winner will receive a “208 Seconds” Aeroscope watch.

In addition, guests were able to have a sneak peek at the rest of the JEANRICHARD collections, featured in a special exhibit on display at Tourneau TimeMachine until February 28th. The exhibit showcases the brand’s four core collections, Terrascope, Aquascope, Aeroscope and 1681 and delves into the inspirations behind them through earth, water, air and the brand’s history and fire of passion for watchmaking. An installation of memorable timepieces that have experienced extraordinary adventure and represent the brand’s values and Philosophy of Life can also be viewed during this special JEANRICHARD display. These include the timepiece high-wire artist Nik Wallenda wore while crossing the Grand Canyon, Captain “Sully” Sullenberger’s newly released “208 Seconds” limited edition watch and a Terrascope watch worn to the top of Mt. Everest.”

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