A JeanRichard’s pop up store at Lorient in the heart of the village of the Volvo Ocean Race

By MyWatch
The penultimate leg between Lisbon and Lorient will be decisive for Franck Cammas and his team that must maintain their 1st place on the overall ranking that they obtained this 31st of may during the Miami-Lisbon leg.
JEANRICHARD’s pop up store at LORIENT
The Volvo Ocean Race stops after the 8th leg at Lorient. The opportunity for JEANRICHARD to display their new collection, presented last January at the Salon de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva, in a unique setting. The temporary boutique is animated by the jeweler-designer Ronan Lucas, the new representative of JEANRICHARD at Lorient.
« Eight Months into the Everest of ocean racing is a challenge that I wanted to meet with the manufacture JEANRICHARD by my side » said Franck Cammas. The skipper of Groupama 4, currently 1st overall in the Volvo Ocean Race, leaves nothing to chance. The world’s seas do not allow it. Heavy storms, strong waves, winds sometimes dizzying, rarely conciliatory. This concern for high standards is the origin of the meeting, May 2011, between JEANRICHARD and one of the most talented sailors of his generation.
Still holding his Diverscope he tested during the VOR, Franck Cammas is also ambassador of the new collection of diving watches Aquascope. To develop these diving automatic pieces, JEANRICHARD has revived one legendary model from the 60’s. Its round case inserted into a barrel-shaped, water-resistant to 300 meters, is equipped with a bidirectional rotating bezel and hour markers for easy reading. Essential technology for amateur of shallow water, tested in JEANRICHARD’s laboratory in La Chaux de Fonds. The Aquascope is made of steel and comes in four colors of dials on bright colored rubber straps.
The Volvo Ocean Race and Lorient
The Volvo Ocean Race is the most dreadful crewed round world race with stopovers. The 11th edition parted from Alicante, Spain last October and will end in Galway, Ireland beginning of July. More than 70 000 km on all seven seas in 9 months and as many legs. The start of the final leg is scheduled for July 1st, Lorient being the penultimate stop.
Is it necessary to present Eric Tabarly ? The « Cité de la Voile » that bears his name in Lorient covers 6 000 m2 entirely dedicated to the adventure of modern sailing and ocean racing. At his pontoon moored timeless Pen Duick who accompanied the legend.
Volvo Ocean Race Village
Submarines Base Keroman, 56100 Lorient
Open Daily – From the 16th of June to the 1st of July inclusive – From 10.30am to 8pm
Ronan Lucas – Jeweler/Designer – JEANRICHARD at Lorient
3 rue de Liège, 56100 Lorient. Tél.: 02 97 64 11 11
« Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly »
Open Daily from 10am until 6pm
  • JeanRichard is the partner of Franck Cammas, skipper of Groupama 4, actually at the 1st place on the Volvo Ocean Race overall ranking.
  • The Aquascope of JeanRichard.
  • Franck Cammas.