Craftmanship & Movement

Watchmaking expertise

Heir to a legacy of three centuries of watchmaking, JEANRICHARD stands out for its luxury watches produced in a spirit of total respect for Swiss standards of excellence. The brand has developed the totally new concept of a modular case that offers enormous freedom of creation. It also has its own high-performance mechanical movement, the JR1000 manufacture automatic calibre.

The exclusive JEANRICHARD case, with its highly original design, combines a cushion-shaped case middle with a round bezel. Its sophisticated multi-layer construction is distinguished by various super-imposed elements and is firmly maintained within a "container", the whole being reinforced by two side uprights, attached by titanium screws. The production of a single case requires nearly 70 different operations, from stamping the parts to final assembly. This ingenious design is not only a guarantee of solidity and water-resistance. Thanks to its modular character, it also enables JEANRICHARD to give free rein to its creativity, by interchanging the materials and finishes for the different parts so as to give each collection and each model its particular personality. The brand also offers a very wide choice of dials (with various types of delicately worked indexes) and of straps and bracelets, so as to increase flexibility even further – thus satisfying the different preferences of all lovers of refined sports watches.

A self-winding manufacture movement

In 2004 JEANRICHARD revived its ancestral expertise and the spirit of its founder, Daniel Jeanrichard (1665-1741) by presenting its own manufacture movement, entirely designed and produced in its workshops at La Chaux-de-Fonds: the JR1000 automatic calibre.

The product of four years of development, this high-frequency movement (operating at 28,800 vib. per hour/4 Hz.) presents all the qualities required to share the everyday lives of lovers of adventure: precision, reliability, efficient automatic winding and a minimum power reserve of 48 hours. It is distinguished in particular by its balance, equipped with a special shockproof system, and its ball-bearings in ceramic that require no lubrication. With its diameter of 25.60 mm and a thickness of 3.77 mm, the exclusive JR1000 calibre has been designed to house various additional complications, while at the same time conserving its excellent timing performance and its perfectly stable rate.  It also has an original extra detail: the oscillating weight with unidirectional winding is personalised through a vertically engraved decoration bearing the JR signature.

Swiss top quality

Created by the best Swiss watchmakers and craftsmen with the help of the most sophisticated equipment, JEANRICHARD watches are distinguished by their very high level of Swiss quality – totally in keeping with the tradition inherited from Daniel Jeanrichard.

Whether it be for their multi-layer cases, their dials with their varied decorations or their various types of straps and bracelets, JEANRICHARD uses only the very finest materials, paying great care and attention to details and finishes. The movements and finished models are also subject to ultra-strict checks to guarantee their accuracy, reliability and aesthetic perfection. The result is a luxury watch designed for those who are not prepared to compromise either in terms of either style or performance.