Linear Power Reserve…
At SIHH 2012 in Geneva last week, the first wave of new watches for 2012 from many of the world’s leading watch brands were unveiled. Even though the show is over, I still have several new and exciting watches to share with you, so of course the show here @Perpetuelle goes on! Have a look at this neat new dive watch from JeanRichard, the Diverscope LPR. This watch follows the first titanium version of the Diverscope which debuted in 2011. So what’s interesting about this piece? Well, as the name says, it is the “LPR” — as in linear power reserve. Though such a feature is nothing new, JeanRichard has executed the power reserve display in a creative and subtle manner. Basically, as the mainspring gains tension when the watch is wound, the power reserve meter rises inside the 12, from “E” to “F” (see below). The water resistance is a respectable depth of 1,000 feet (300 metres). As with all of their watches, the movement is “in-house”.
JeanRichard Diverscope LPR Dive Watch
43mm steel case (13.4mm thick, polished and satin-finished surfaces), automatic mechanical manufacture movement (caliber JR 1010), opaline black dial with luminous numerals and indexes, internal bi-directional rotating bezel, delivered with two straps — black Kevlar fabric and black rubber (pictured)
Here is a closer look at the “LPR” — linear power reserve: