JeanRichard Terrascope, a relatively new family of “masculine” timekeepers has just been updated with a number of “two-tone” models that successfully combine gold and steel. Carefully mixing textures and colors, the Swiss-based brand effectively one of the most attractive cushion-shaped watches currently available on the market.
It’s time for a little bit more bling here. Known for their restrained, cold beauty, the gorgeous Terrascope series of cushion-shaped watches was recently update with three new models that combine rose gold and stainless steel in different ways. Irresistibly attractive, these beautiful two-tone watches offer a perfect mix of elegance and discretion with just a tiny grain of glamour.
The effect seems to be achieved with a carefully thought after combination of textures with the body’s and bezel machine-brushed surfaces nicely accented by mirror polished edges. The effect is stressed even more with a set of polished and rose gold-plated hour markers and hands put against matte black (or grey) top of the dial. Thanks to these elements of design, the watch looks refined even despite its exaggeratedly brutal design.
So far, the watch is available in three main versions that feature different combinations of steel, DLC-coated steel and rose gold (including even a less common, but still quite attractive version where a rose gold body is mated to a fixed stainless steel bezel) that are available either on a classic black alligator leather strap or on a bit sportier black rubber band with the same pattern that we have already seen on previous iterations of the watch.
It would be also nice to see a version on a black DLC bracelet since it would look just great with both the model 60500-56-603-FK6A and 60500-56-603-BB60, but you will probably have to buy one separately if bracelets are your things.
The mechanism that powers it is the usual for the series Caliber JR60 that gives you the usual hours, minutes, seconds and date display (with its aperture still too small to my taste) that seems to be more than enough for this great dress watch with a sporty character. Based on a Sellita movement (the Sellita SW200 as I understand it, which is quite popular even among major watchmakers), the mechanism is quite reliable and easy to maintain in good working order. Fixing it if something goes wrong after warranty is expired will also be quite inexpensive.
Another nice thing about the timepiece is, of course, its size. Measuring 44 millimeters in width, the watch doesn’t look as massive as many similarly sized offerings from other brands thanks to its relatively low height. Just shy of 1/2 inch from top of its antireflective sapphire crystal to bottom of its engraved back, JeanRichard Terrascope timekeepers look extremely elegant even with tight-cuffed shirts. Still, the gadget’s dimensions are extremely close to that XXL-size territory, so if you are not sure, but still want to order one online, just invest a couple of hours of your time to try one in a “real” shop. Better be safe, you know.
If you are looking for a two-tone watch and do not belong to the sort of people that every cushion-shaped timekeeper must bear Panerai logo on its dial, you should really include one of these gorgeous specimen into your short list.
WWR preliminary verdict
Build quality: 5/5
Value for money: 4.5/5
JeanRichard Terrascope two-tone watch specification
Price: $7900 (MSRP, version in Black DLC-coated stainless steel and rose gold (Refs. 60500-56-207-FK6A, 60500-56-207-BB60))
Movement: Automatic, Caliber JR60, Swiss Made
Number of jewels: 26
Movement frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 38 hours
Movement decoration: No data
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Case material: Rose gold (Refs. 60500-56-602-BB60, 60500-56-602-FK6A) / Black DLC-coated stainless steel (Refs. 60500-56-603-FK6A, 60500-56-603-BB60) / Black DLC-coated stainless steel and
rose gold (Refs. 60500-56-207-FK6A, 60500-56-207-BB60)
Bezel material: Rose gold or Steel
Crown material: Black DLC steel
Case shape: Cushion
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 44.00 mm
Case height: 12.60 mm
Lug width: No data
Dial: Black / Gray
Hour markers: Rose gold-plated
Hands: Rose gold-plated
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: Black alligator leather or black rubber strap
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective
Case back: Engraved