In 2012, Jardur watches paid the homage to their original Bezelmeter 960 watch with the introduction of a modern version which incorporates all of the advancements in materials, manufacturing methods, and design features which comprise state-of-the-art watchmaking.
Some of the dial complications have been removed to reduce the sources of sensory overload present in today’s environments. The degreemeter-the DNA of the original is still there however. No other watch has this unique feature.
The first thought was an exact replica of the 960; however it had some downsides. A more honest approach was to bring the company forward instead of taking the watch backward in the form of the original 960. The object was then to use everything now known about the original goals of the company and to design a current version with as much JARDUR function and DNA as possible.
At the best solution of the design of a new genre of JARDUR called the Degreemeter. The new watch would be first and foremost an aviation chronograph, as much an instrument watch as the original, and incorporate a state-of-art” best practice” design philosophy.
This robust timepiece, reminiscent of the 1941 Jardur 960 Bezelmeter, will meet the requirements of today’s contemporary aviators and aircrews.
The Jardur Degreemeter incorporates a more legible dial with full Arabic numerals and borderless sub dials. The Open 60 seconds Track confirms that the watch is running and facilitates hacking to a standard time. Most importantly, the Tachometer and Telemeter scales are omitted, only the date indication between 4 & 5’o clock to remove unnecessary complications and distractions.
The Standard Rate Turn Scale (SRT) feature has been preserved, which is useful when an aircraft has a 3 degree per second turn rate. The Red 2 Minute Triangle on the Chronograph Minute Track Subdial cross checks the limit on the SRT scale in operation.
The Jardur Degreemeter is powered with the legendary Valjoux 7750 movement that has been in wide use since 1970 by many brand manufacturers and has and has demonstrated robust, failure-free performance.
Model: Jardur Degreemeter
ETA 7750 self-winding chronograph movement
Material: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 42MM
Case Height: 16MM
Water Resistance: 300 Meters
Limited & numbered edition of 66 Pieces
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