With their 39mm JeanRichard Terrascope (ref. 60510D56A602-11A), the brand tries to kill two birds with one stone. First, it is the first unisex member of the Terrascope collection. Second, it is the first Terrascope that is less than 40 millimeters without the crown. Finally, you don’t have to be a huge guy to wear one of these with pride: you can be a skinny girl, too.
From time to time, some things just need to be downsized. A 44mm JeanRichard Terrascope looked nice on a muscular, hairy hand of an athletic guy. Yet, smaller customers were out of luck. When a customer is out of luck, he (or she) either ends up buying a similarly styled timepiece from another manufacturer or doesn’t make a purchase at all. There is also a possibility of him (or her) making do with a watch that looks ridiculous on their skinny wrist, but that, too, isn’t good. I mean, who wants their product to look silly, right?
Somebody at JR’s finally realized that it is more clever to develop a second size of a great watch than to lose thousands of customers to other brands.
So, here we go: the Terrascope is now offered in a size of 39 millimeters.
Among the numerous variations of the watch, the one that will get the most attention is the gorgeous ref. 60510D56A602-11A (pictured below.) This is a two-tone watch that has its stainless steel body decorated with a rose gold circular bezel. The bezel, in its own turn, is decorated with 54 large diamonds that measure around 0.46 carats in total.
Two-tone watches rarely look impressive. This one, however, makes a remarkable impression, mainly thanks to its black mother-of-pearl dial that serves as a perfect background for the suspended hour markers. JeanRichard crafted the indices from 18-karat rose gold: the same metal that they used for the wide hour and minute hands.
I would’ve preferred the parts to feature fine machine-brushed finish to match front surfaces of the body, but I still get the appeal.
The hands and hour markers are covered with strips of Superluminova. There is not much of it, but the whole setup is still contrasting enough to ensure adequate legibility in almost any lighting scenario. You may not be able to read the dial in an IMAX, but a dimly lit bedroom, a grand opera house, or a sunny day somewhere in South Park, Colorado, will work just fine.
From the point of view of industrial design, this new timekeeper, too, looks very appealing. Proportions are great and the way they intersperse machine-brushed and mirror-polished surfaces make this timekeeper look even more elegant than the original.
The smaller body still houses the same Sellita SW200-based Caliber JR60 automatic movement.
The caliber is nothing to write home about when it comes to technical specs but is reliable and easy to service. It also features a good finish with its blacked-out oscillating weight making the strongest impression.
See also: JeanRichard Terrascope: Now in Rose Gold
Build quality: 5/5
Value for money: 4.5/5
JeanRichard Terrascope 39mm specification
Price: $2700 (MSRP)
Movement: Automatic, Caliber JR60 (base Sellita SW200), Swiss Made
Number of jewels: 26
Movement frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 38 hours
Movement decoration: Black oscillating weight with vertical stripes
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Case and Crown: Stainless steel
Bezel: Stainless steel / Rose gold / Diamonds
Bezel shape: Round
Size: 39.00 mm
Case height: 10.30 mm
Dial: Black / Rose or White or Black mother-of-pearl / Beige grained
Hour markers: Luminous, suspended
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: Leather / Solid steel bracelets
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective
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