JEANRICHARD is a Swiss luxury watch brand that pays tribute to Daniel JeanRichard, the legendary 17th century master watchmaker.
One of the pioneers of traditional Swiss watchmaking tradition, Daniel JeanRichard was born in 1665 in Les Bressels in the Neuchâtel Mountains. Considered as one of the first watchmakers from the Neuchâtel region, he created his first timepiece in 1681.
In 1988, Luigi Macaluso, Chairman of the Sowind group, revived this watchmaking legacy and founded the modern Daniel JeanRichard brand.
Daniel JeanRichard Watches
The flagship collections of the Daniel JeanRichard brand were TV Screen, TV Screen Maxi, TV Screen Lady, Chronoscope, Diverscope, Bressel and Classique.
The Daniel JeanRichard TV Screen series was comprised of automatic three hands with date and automatic chronograph models in stainless steel or gold. These watches stand out with their cushion-shaped case inspired by TV screen and a cambered sapphire crystal. The brand also offered a large version (Maxi) of this collection.
The Daniel JeanRichard TV Screen Maxi collection included automatic chronograph models consisting of versions like two-counters, three-counters, Split-seconds, and Fly-back.
The Chronoscope collection was composed of automatic chronograph watches with 43mm case, 100m water-resistance, and internal bi-directional rotating bezel (rotatable by the crown at 9 o’clock), and 51 jewel DJR 25 calibre.
As the name suggests, Daniel JeanRichard Diverscope is a collection of diving watches. They feature twin-crown design with stainless steel or black PVD case, inner-rotating diving bezel, and 300 meter water resistance. The Bressel range included Hand-wound models with small seconds, and Automatic Chronographs with tachymeter, telemeter or GMT functions. The Classique series was composed of automatic watches with rectangular cases.
A standout creation from the brand is the Daniel JeanRichard Grand Tourbillon model featuring the emblematic TV screen case in pink or white gold.
In 2002, the brand name was changed to JEANRICHARD. Based in Les Bressels, the firm launched its first in-house movement JR1000 in 2004. In the same year, the Watch Tools and Machinery Museum was opened.
In 2005, JEANRICHARD introduced the innovative linear power reserve indicator in the Paramount Square watch. Launched in 2009, the Paramount Tourbillon Linear Power Reserve model fuses this ingenious display with the most prestigious watchmaking complication.
In 2011, Kering Group (earlier known as PPR) acquired Sowind SA.
The flagship watch collections of JEANRICHARD are 1681, Aeroscope, Aquascope and Terrascope.