Top Quality CDC Carbon JeanRichard Highlands Chronograph Watch Replica

Top Quality CDC Carbon JeanRichard Highlands Chronograph Watch Replica

Limited to just eight numbered pieces, the new CDC Carbon JeanRichard Highlands chronograph replica watch features that sexy “black on black” color scheme that was all the rage just a year ago.  The main problem of this combination is that the question of the watch gradually acquiring a collection of ugly, easily noticeable scratches is not if, but when. And this is especially true for the sporty timekeeper, which it is.

JeanRichard Highlands CDC Carbon watch
JeanRichard Highlands CDC Carbon watch

While Panerai and other highly overvalued brands can afford making a limited edition watch in an expensive ceramic case, JeanRichard, like many other watchmakers of lower rank, has to use more affordable combinations of materials. This particular model, for example, is crafted from carbon-treated steel that sports a matte black PVD coating on its surface. And with its dial decorated with a patch of ultra-light carbon-fiber, the watch leaves an impression of a very sporty, highly energetic (although somewhat grim) device.

This particular model, judging by the number of jewels, frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and the same power reserve of 42 hours (more than enough for a watch, which is supposed to be worn on a daily basis,) is probably the good old ETA 2892-A2 blank caliber that had its oscillating weight replaced with a branded one and, probably, better adjusted to allow for an increased precision. According to the information that I was able to find, the watch is powered by what they call Caliber JR60 automatic movement. Although often referred to as an “in-house caliber”, it is in-fact a modified version of third-party movement.

If so, I don’t see it as a problem: it is actually good to have a time-proven mechanism in your watch: easier to service, cheaper to repair.

Nighttime legibility shouldn’t be a problem, though, thanks to generous amounts of black Superluminova coating the bold, oversized Arabic numerals and the broad hour and minute hands.

Like it is the case with all black-on-black models, the new JeanRichard Highlands CDC Carbon doesn’t sport a particularly contrast dial layout, so reading time in some lighting conditions can also be not very convenient. Luckily, the JeanRichard Highlands copy watch is equipped with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal that features an antireflective coating and makes reading time a trifle easier.

Photos: JeanRichard

JeanRichard Highlands CDC Carbon Limited Edition automatic watch specification

Price: TBD
Movement: Automatic, Caliber JR60, probably base ETA 2892-A2, Swiss Made
Number of jewels: 21
Movement frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 42 hours
Movement decoration: No data
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Case material: Stainless steel, carbon-treated, black PVD coating
Bezel material: Matches case
Crown material: Matches case
Case shape: Cushion
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 44.50 mm
Case height: 12.00 mm
Lug width: No data
Dial: Black carbon fiber
Numerals: Arabic, luminous
Hour markers: Black
Hands: Steel, luminous
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: Black perforated leather strap on deployment clasp
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective
Case back: No data

Although the watch is equipped with a unidirectional rotating bezel with a standard diving scale, this is by no means a diver. Even if you find the time to change the black perforated leather strap that the best fake JeanRichard watch comes with, there is still a pretty unimpressive water resistance rating of just 10 ATM, which makes skindiving with this piece a risky business.

Introducing The Brilliant JeanRichard AeroScope Chronograph Automatic Watch Replica

Introducing The Brilliant JeanRichard AeroScope Chronograph Automatic Watch Replica

Mostly known for its prolific JeanRichard AquaScope watch replica family of cushion-shaped diving watches that offer a very nice alternative for impressive, but heavily overpriced Panerai timekeepers, the Swiss-based watch manufacturer has recently added a very nice pilot’s watch to its model range. The effect is further emphasized with the choice of color for the SuperLuminova luminescent compound for the numerals, hour markers and skeletonized hands that perfectly matches the black of the Arabic numerals on its unidirectional rotating bezel.

JeanRichard AeroScope Automatic Chronograph watch replica
JeanRichard AeroScope Automatic Chronograph watch replica

Thanks to the use of vertical satin finish on its case, bezel and the dial (the dial, by the way, features the most prominent finish among those, I would probably call it vertical brushing if the Swiss watchmaker didn’t insist on it being ‘satin finish’,) the watch looks very organic, almost like it was machined from a single block of metal (which may very well be the case since the company has a good expertise of making ‘unibody’ cases with a number of joints cut to the bare minimum in order to make the watch more watertight.

Presented back in May during Baselworld 2013 show in titanium (ref. 60650-21G211-FK2A) and black DLC titanium (ref. 60650-21H612-21A), the new JeanRichard AeroScope Automatic combines the same rugged, cushion-shaped body with a finely crafted dial of a tri-compax chronograph.

The vertical finish on the case is the best accentuated with grey rubber strap, but the Swiss brand is also ready to offer you the same JeanRichard chronograph copy watch on a less sporty, but very elegant (and also quite expensive) black Barenia calfskin strap or a rugged-looking titanium bracelet.

With visible parts of the case crafted from lightweight titanium, the watch not only looks very impressive thanks to the metal’s signature shade of grey, but is also very lightweight making it quite comfortable even despite its impressive size of whole 46 millimeters in width. Of course, the timekeeper’s being quite thin for a piece with automatic winding (it measures just over 12.5 mm top to bottom) also helps a great deal.

Of course, the version with black DLC coating (pictured below) covering its bezel, as well as the upper plate of the case looks more “professional” with its high-contrast black and white color scheme, but the “base” model with its ice-cold pure titanium looks a lot more versatile and will probably fit great not only a pair of jeans and a t-shirt or a sweater, but also a highly expensive tailor-made formal suit.

JeanRichard AeroScope Automatic Chronograph watch replica
JeanRichard AeroScope Automatic Chronograph watch replica

Photos: JeanRichard

JeanRichard AeroScope Automatic watch specification

Price: $4900 (MSRP, version in grey titanium) / $6200 (MSRP, version in black DLC titanium)
Movement: Automatic, Caliber JR66, in-house, Swiss Made
Number of jewels: 43
Movement frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 42 hours
Movement decoration: No data
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph
Case material: Titanium (ref. 60650-21G211-FK2A) / Black DLC titanium (ref. 60650-21H612-21A)
Bezel material: Matches case
Crown material: Matches case
Case shape: Cushion
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 46.00 mm
Case height: 12.67 mm
Lug width: No data
Dial: Grey, satin-finished
Numerals: Arabic, black SuperLuminova
Hour markers: Black SuperLuminova
Hands: Skeletonized, black SuperLuminova
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: Grey rubber strap on a stainless steel folding buckle / Black Barenia calfskin strap with a folding buckle / Titanium bracelet with a butterfly buckle
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective
Case back: Titanium, screwed-down, engraved

I couldn’t manage to find any information regarding the Caliber JR66 automatic movement that powers the new AeroScope, but I believe that this is a fairly new caliber, which is probably based on their Sellita-based JR60 caliber that we have seen last year on the gorgeous fake JeanRichard Terrascope Automatic that, by the way, features very similar finish of its body.