JeanRichard Highlands Sand Automatic GMT
JR keeps introducing new timepieces built around their JR1000 automatic base caliber. The new JeanRichard Highlands Sand, for example, features a nice desert look and even sports a simple GMT function.
The second time zone, of course, comes courtesy of the inevitable notched rotating bezel that gives JR’s “rugged” models their signature look.
Just turn the bezel so that the hour hand points at the Arabic numeral corresponding to a time in your desired time zone, and you are set!
As you can see on the pictures, the Highland‘s matt dial is painted in “Ecru” color (looks more like olive to me,) which is perfectly supported by a khaki-colored fabric strap.
Of course, you can always change the military-looking thing to a brown calfskin leather band, but in this case the watch will inevitably loose around 83 percent of its masculinity. You were warned.
According to the Swiss brand, there will be two more versions of the watch: one with a khaki dial (it will be sold as Highlands Baobab) and the other with a black face (Highlands Ebony.)
No info on pricing yet.
JeanRichard Highlands Sand automatic watch specification
Movement: Automatic, JR1000, in-house, 27 jewels, 28,800 vph, Swiss Made
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, GMT
Power reserve: 48 hours
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Stainless steel
Case shape: Cushion
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 44.50 mm x 40.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: 11.96 mm
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: Delivered with 2 straps: Khaki fabric AND Brown calfskin, sports sand-blasted stainless steel folding buckle
Crystal: Sapphire, anti-reflective
Case back: Sapphire
Tags: 100 m, 44.5 mm, Automatic, cushion, Ecru, GMT, Highlands, JeanRichard, JR1000, Sand, SIHH 2011