Swiss watch making manufacture JeanRichard is known for its expertise and excellent workmanship in producing some of the most exquisite timepieces that boast of original watch movements and complications. The watch making manufacture has put its expertise and skills to test by collaborating with Rafale, well known name in designing and building high end semi-rigid boats, to create a system that will make it possible to integrate a watch into the console of a boat. The result of the collaboration has resulted in the creation of an aluminum case that is inserted in the instrument panel of the Rafale R7.0 model. A removable cushion allows the JeanRichard timekeeper to be easily clipped on and unclipped. The timepiece chosen for this ambitious project was the Diverscope JR1000 model.
Water resistant to 300 meters, the timepiece has a case that measures 43x43mm in dimensions and a steel base fully covered in vulcanised rubber that is reminiscent of the craft’s floats. The watch is powered by a movement manufactured within JeanRichard workshops, the JR1000.
The owner of the boat has the option of wearing the watch on his wrist or placing it in the cockpit. When integrated with the console, the time can be read through a transparent window.
This unique system developed by JeanRichard in collaboration with Rafale was unveiled at the “Festival International de la Plaisance” boat show in Cannes, France, between the 8th and 13th of September 2010.
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