Time as a philosophy of life
A new way of conceiving time. Caught up in the joy of discovery. JEANRICHARD has taken on a new image with the essential objective of focusing on its customers and their aspirations.
As the only real time is what you allow yourself, what you overcome and make your own, JEANRICHARD turns time into an art of living, a philosophy.Far away, an horizon of discoveries. On your wrist, a JEANRICHARD watch. The great world is henceforth within your grasp. The urgent hunger for exploration feeds on the rapture of getting to know new people, cultures and nature. The new JEANRICHARD collections evoke travel and independence, free time just for you, movement. They bear within them footsteps imprinted in the sand, a gaze lifted towards the skyscrapers, the awareness of a world to be travelled, appreciated and protected.
Not just an exploration, but a dynamic. Not just a watch, but a state of mind.
The concentrated technical prowess of Swiss watchmaking expertise informs every last mechanism of our mechanical movements. In its wake, design distilled from a world that knows no compromise, as witness the complex construction of our watch cases. The personality of the new JEANRICHARD watches is a concentration of the exhilaration that greets each new challenge. It expresses the spontaneity of way of life that takes the world to its heart and lives with intensity, while respecting the self and others.
Faithful companions for every day, JEANRICHARD watches are now available in four collections. The 1681 collection is the embodiment of good watchmaking in the purest tradition rooted in centuries past, yet manifestly looking to the future and marked by a present to be continually enjoyed. Terrascope, Aquascope and Aeroscope have their being in the three primordial elements in nature: earth, water and air, representing three worlds to conquer where life can be lived to the fullest.
Dedicated to all who reject stereotypes and embrace the world with taste and distinction, JEANRICHARD watches radiate their own philosophy. They offer their time to all who seek authenticity, who are appreciative of exclusivity, committed to sound craftsmanship, and allow themselves the resources to live life to the full.
Our inherited daring is ever-present. We are looking to new horizons.1681 CollectionThe stamp of Fine Watchmaking
Heritage, historical expertise and manufactured movements:JEANRICHARD's 1681 collection is authentic. Its authenticity is derived froman enthralling world where the mechanisms of time are philosophically created.
In homage to Daniel Jeanrichard, held to be one of the founders of the watch industry in the Neuchâtel region, the JEANRICHARD brand transforms his creative nerve into a strength and his independence into a way of life. The 1681 collection is named after the year when Daniel Jeanrichard's first watch was made. It reinterprets the history of traditional watchmaking in a contemporary style which, as the original watchmaker insisted, permits no compromise, either technical or aesthetic.
Daniel Jeanrichard was born at the end of the 17th century at Bressel, in the Sagne Valley, and was initiated into fine mechanics at a very early age. By chance, he was brought a watch to repair. He studied this timepiece diligently and closely, took it to pieces and decided to make a copy. It was his first contact with watchmaking, which was rapidly to turn from fascination to a passion for this young man. Entirely self-taught, he subsequently began working on other timepieces. Little by little, he acquired the mastery of the technical operations needed to produce these creations. In 1692, he was described for the first time as a "master watchmaker", the first in the region.
Three years later, armed with his silversmith skills, he described himself as both a watchmaker and a silversmith.
His contribution to the development of watchmaking in the Neuchâtel area of the Jura is undeniable: apart from the invention of a number of tools and machines, he was the founder of the "assembler house" system, involving workshops and watch assembly shops. Considered a pioneer in this field, he devoted himself to maintaining the trade, and in 1701 he employed his first apprentices, thus establishing the foundations of a regional tradition that survives to this day and finds its incarnation in the 1681 collection.
These 1681 watches are "timepieces" in the true sense of the word. At their hearts, they conserve the expertise inherited from the pioneers of watchmaking. Their hours advance at the rhythm of an automatic movement, the famous JR1000, developed by JEANRICHARD in 2004 after 4 years of research and development. 111/2’’’ in diameter and 3.77 mm thick, it provides excellent chronometric performance and perfect operational stability, with or without additional modules. A great measure of time, the calibre is housed in a high-quality case, its face reminiscent of the finest classical timepieces, with a touch of modernity that ties them firmly to the 21st century.
In an effort to be environmentally responsible JEANRICHARD has developed packaging that clientele of the 1681 watch will enjoy using again.1681 Ronde
Modernity with strong credentials.
The 1681 Ronde watch epitomizes all the elegance of traditional watchmaking. Symbolizing authenticity, it turns the idea of balance into a true discipline to impose its hours. Driven by the famous caliber JR1000 self-winding manufacture movement, it comes in two versions; a three hands and date or a small seconds with date.
Refined style and contemporary dimensions are the salient features of the 41 mm-diameter case. In pink gold or steel, it provides a simple frame for the time display in a classic presentation, reduced to its clearest expression. Here, legibility rules on a white lacquered dial that eschews attempts at superfluous decoration. The date is displayed at 3 o’clock while the traditional leaf-shaped hands are highlighted with luminescent material. The baton indexes accentuated with phosphorescent material add a touch of urbane modernity. The pink gold version has additional applied Arabic numerals whose design blends harmoniously with the shape of the indexes.
Behind the scenes, with well tested regularity, beats the manufacture JR1000 caliber, with a new rotor bearing the brand’s signature visible through the sapphire back. Its purified design responds to the spirit of time. An alligator strap with pin buckle and hand-rolled edges gives the piece a final touch of elegance.
Conventional but clearly contemporary, the 1681 Ronde watch remains true to the brand’s watchmaking origins. Its design coupled with the Manufacture movement confirms its resolve to go for the essential, to give time its most fitting expression.