On 24 October 2013, at the Autumn Reception held at the BNY Mellon Headquarters and accompanied by the official timekeeper JEANRICHARD in London, the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Clubs accepted the new challenge acknowledging the start of 2014 season of the prestigious BNY Mellon Boat Race. They agreed to face each other on the Thames on Sunday 6 April 2014 in a challenge laid down by the Cambridge University Boat Club President after they lost in 2013.
As the Official timekeeper of the famous rowing competition, the Swiss watch brand JEANRICHARD participated in these kick-start proceedings. This partnership, entered into under the aegis of the brand’s Aquascope collection, is based on the common values of team spirit, endurance, passionate commitment and a particular Philosophy of Life.
It has inspired the development of an exclusive new Aquascope model designed in the race’s traditional colours, with a minute-circle and double hour-marker at 12 o’clock reproducing the two shades of blue corresponding to the two teams (Dark Blue for Oxford, Light Blue for Cambridge), a blue rubber strap with a finely-ribbed surface, and a seconds hand adorned with an arrow referring to the logo of the Race.
Available from November 2013 at authorised JEANRICHARD sales outlets, this Aquascope “Boat Race” model with its self-winding movement is produced in a limited series of 160 watches, as a tribute to The 2014 BNY Mellon Boat Race, which will be the 160th to be held.
Polished and vertically satin-finished stainless steel case with blue PVD coating
Circular satin-finished stainless steel bezel
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Height: 13.05 mm
Antireflective sapphire crystal
Case-back, screwed-down, engraved
Water-resistant to 300 m
Calibre: 11 ½’’’
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: minimum 38 hours
Hour, minute, second, date
Grey vertically satin-finished dial
With “The BNY Mellon Boat Race Oxford and Cambridge” inscription
Applied rhodium-coated indexes with luminescent material
Light and dark blue indexes at 12 o’clock
Light and dark blue minute-circle
Rhodium-coated hands with luminescent material
Blue rubber strap
Stainless steel folding buckle
Limited and numbered edition: 160 pieces