Creative boldness is the autumn theme for JeanRichard, especially within this newly interpreted 1681 model. The brand’s watchmakers demonstrate this through the technical features hidden under the vintage look of this chestnut colored timepiece. The PVD coating – short for the very resistant Physical Vapor Deposition method applied on this new timepiece – that is inspired by the automotive world as it is ultra-resistant to scratching and to temperature variations – can be applied with extreme precision thanks to the sophisticated modular design of the case.
Traditional craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology are also merged in the JR1000 self-winding Manufacture movement with three hands and date indication. Beating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations/hour, it is designed and assembled in the JeanRichard workshops at La Chaux-de-Fonds. Equipped with an oscillating weight with a brand new decoration, this movement can be admired through the watch’s sapphire crystal case-back.
The cushion-shaped case of the chestnut 1681 is wonderfully recognisable: the very essence of JeanRichard lies in the subtle combination of a traditional design and a contemporary spirit. Its ground-breaking structure – requiring 70 different operations, from stamping to final assembly – is distinguished by a series of superimposed elements, consolidated by two lateral bars secured by titanium screws. Its design is inspired both by features from the past and a look to the future.
The 1681 chestnut colored watch is marked out by its exceptional sobriety. Its hands and curves have been refined in relation to the other lines in the collection, its angles have been smoothed out and the chestnut treatment, applied to a surface that had been sandblasted beforehand, gives this watch a seasonal freshness that is at one and the same time remarkable and discreet. The matt dials play the card of harmony of colours (in black) or of contrasting colours (in beige), and propose a perfect match with the strap in brown or black rubber or black Barenia calfskin fitted with a folding buckle, also clad in chestnut.
Elegant and decisive, masculine and calm, the JeanRichard chestnut 1681 will accompany all Philosophers of Life on many adventures this autumn.