SIHH 2011: JeanRichard Titanium Diverscope

This is one sweet looking dive watch from JeanRichard.  JeanRichard is actually part of the Sowind Group, which is better known for its ownership of Girard-Perregaux.   The Obvious distinguishing feature of the new JeanRichard Diverscope Titanium is its sand-blasted titanium case.  The tonneau shaped case with round bezel is a signature of the Diverscope line.  Man does it look good, I’ll bet that this watch’s light weight defies its capability and value!

JeanRichard Titanium Diverscope

43mm sand-blasted titanium case, 300m water resistance, luminescent markers and hands, bidirectional inner rotating bezel, screw-down crowns; movement is the manufacture JR1000 (automatic); comes on a fabric+black rubber strap with sand-blasted steel folding buckle

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Note the “double opposing” crowns – the 3 o’clock crown is used to set the time and date, while the one situated at 9 o’clock can be used to adjust the internal bidirectional bezel, which records the dive time.   The crowns are also “screw-down”, to prevent unintentional adjustment.  The only oddity is that JeanRichard made the buckle out of stainless steel, not titanium like the case.  Well, that and also I might have put the unidirectional crown control bezel at the 3 o’clock position instead of 9 (easier access for me as a right-hander).  All in all, though, a cool looking watch.

  • http://www.wristshots.net Watch Reviews

    Really tough looking watch, never heard of JeanRichard but do like this watch. Do you know anything about about how much this watch costs?

    • http://www.perpetuelle.com Perpetuelle

      Yes, it is a little known brand, and for reasons I don’t fully understand. Case in point I can’t even get anyone from the company to respond to my inquiries!

      As for price — I’m not sure the price point on this piece — if I had to through out a guess I would say $2,500 – $4,500.

    • http://www.perpetuelle.com Perpetuelle

      If you are really interested in the piece you can look up and contact one of the brand’s distributor’s : http://www.jeanrichard.com/distribution/distrib_step2_en.aspx?region=1&country=US

      I’m sure they would be glad to help out!

      • http://www.wristshots.net Watch Reviews

        Thanks for the reply. It is a bit out of my price range, I was just curious about how much they’d cost.

        • http://www.perpetuelle.com Perpetuelle

          Anytime, Watch Friend! It’s always good to dream!