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You have an independent spirit, you long for authenticity and have a desire to live life to the fullest. The only real time is the time that you allocate to yourself, that you conquer and make yours. A new way of experiencing time, driven by joy and discovery. This is why JEANRICHARD transforms time into a way of life, a philosophy.

About

JEANRICHARD, named after Daniel Jeanrichard, a pioneer in the Swiss watchmaking industry in the 17th century, produces luxury Swiss Made watches for those with a free spirit and creative personality who share the philosophy of the brand and a love of travel.

Daniel Jeanrichard was born at the end of the 17th century in the hamlet of Les Bressels, mid-way between La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle. He produced his first watch in 1681 and later set up his own watchmaking workshop. He built a machine that he shared with his colleagues and trained apprentices. Daniel Jeanrichard was one of the driving forces behind the watch industry and was ahead of his time, with a gift for innovation. Besides watch production, he is also recognised for inventing machines and tools, but also the foundations for watchmaking apprenticeships.

The master watchmaker opened up new horizons. His descendants carried on his work. Louis Jeanrichard (1812 - 1875), Daniel’s grandson, was undoubtedly one of the most gifted watchmakers of his generation. He had a considerable influence on the production of high-quality watches, for example creating an observatory in his workshop to test the precision of his watches, long before the Neuchâtel Observatory was set up. As the guardian of this extraordinary history, JEANRICHARD continues to pay tribute to its pioneer, Daniel Jeanrichard. His spirit of innovation remains one of the brand’s fundamental values.

In 2012, JEANRICHARD unveiled its new identity, as well a new strategy for development based on the pillars of watchmaking tradition, the earth, the sea and the air. In each of these areas, JEANRICHARD intends to tell the stories of individuals who, guided by their passions and philosophy of life, have achieved extraordinary things.

1681
At the end of the XVII century, Daniel Jeanrichard Introduces watchmaking to Switzerland’s Neuchâtel region.
2004
Jeanrichard presents its first in-house movement, the JR1000.
2011
Jeanrichard becomes part of the PPR Luxury Division.
2012
Jeanrichard builds its new identity around the concept of the Philosophy of Life.
2013
PPR Becomes Kering and Jeanrichard goes to Baselworld for the first time.
Philosophy

The Jeanrichard collections evoke the world of travel and independence, a free time that belongs only to you, a movement. They bear traces of footsteps left in sand, a glance up to skyscrapers, the feeling of a world to be explored, enjoyed and protected. 

It is these elements of independence and discovery that are incorporated into all timepieces in the Jeanrichard collections, offering distinctive timekeepers for the independent minded, grouped around the themes of the Earth, water and air, as well as a collection dedicated to the heritage of Daniel Jeanrichard.

Jeanrichard offers four collections of trusty everyday companions. The Terrascope, linked to the Earth, the Aquascope, linked to water, and the Aeroscope, linked to the air, represent the fundamental elements of nature and three different worlds to conquer. The ensemble is completed by the 1681 collection, which goes back to the origins of the brand, paying tribute to the heritage of Daniel Jeanrichard and representing watchmaking excellence in its purest form.

Collections

1681

The 1681 collection encompasses the entire elegance of traditional watchmaking and pays tribute to the origins of JEANRICHARD and the heritage established by Daniel Jeanrichard. A symbol of authenticity, it turns the idea of balance into a veritable discipline to impose its time. Powered by the JR1000 calibre, an in-house self-winding movement, it has a refined style and contemporary dimensions, with a classic time display reduced to its most simple expression. The JR1000 calibre was created and developed by JEANRICHARD in 2004, after five years of research and development. With a diameter of 11 ½ lines and a thickness of just 3.77mm, it offers an excellent and stable chronometric performance, even when complications are added. The 1681 also comes in a variety of different case versions.

Aeroscope

The Aeroscope is designed for those who take to the skies and need a reliable and accurate timekeeping companion that can be read in the blink of an eye. Thanks to its elongated pushers, its bezel with minute markers, large luminescent numerals and skeleton hands, it offers aesthetics that are both practical and elegant. The case is in micro-beaded titanium, a favourite material of aeronautics because of it is both robust yet light. Its multi-part construction also allows for a combination of finishes (polished or satin-finished) and colours (natural or black). A technical look reminiscent of flight instruments and aged leather straps with contrasting stitching reinforce the tribute to the conquest of the air. Special Billight hour markers with luminescent material set into the material of the hour markers themselves offers superlative low-light legibility. The Aeroscope can also be worn on a rubber strap with a folding clasp or a grey or black titanium bracelet with contrasting finishing and a butterfly clasp and is available either as a chronograph or three-hand version.

Aquascope

Equipped to withstand the harsh conditions and severe pressures encountered at a depth of 300 metres below the water surface, the Aquascope also looks equally at home with a jacket and tie combination. JEANRICHARD’s unique “rubbergator” strap even recreates the texture and structure of alligator leather in a totally water resistant strap. The Aquascope’s robust cushion-shaped case, with screw-in crown and case-back, guarantees water resistance to 300 metres. Its unidirectional turning bezel with grooved edges offers excellent grip and the large luminescent hour markers and hands are perfectly visible under an anti-reflective sapphire crystal – in spray or in water. The ingenious composite construction of the case allows for a variety of colours and finishes, with a bezel in steel or anodised aluminium, which is complemented by either a steel bracelet with butterfly clasp or a rubber strap with a folding clasp to match the dial.

Terrascope

From the desert to the urban jungle, the Terrascope is designed for those with their feet firmly on the ground. A highly resistant timepiece, it is engineered to be a faithful and reliable companion anywhere on earth. Its cushion-shaped 44mm diameter case comes in steel or aluminium and its hands are always clearly legible against the background of dials available in numerous colours. The design of the applied hour markers further underscores its audacious aesthetics, with their U shape alternating between polished and sand-blasted finishing to lengthen the surface of the luminescent material.

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