Swiss watchmaking manufacture JeanRichard is known for its expertise and excellent artistry in producing some of the most exquisite timepieces that boast original watch movements and complications. The watchmaking manufacture has put its expertise and skills to test by collaborating with Rafale, a 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 creating an aluminum case 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 vulcanized rubber reminiscent of the craft’s floats. The watch is powered by a movement manufactured within JeanRichard workshops, the JR1000.
The boat owner 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.
In collaboration with Rafale, this unique system developed by JeanRichard 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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