By Rebecca Doulton
There are many women, including myself, who like sporty, robust watches for everyday wear. A watch you don't have to worry about getting wet or knocked around, but which won't look as though you are wearing an oversized men's watch that dangles like a saucer from your wrist.
JeanRichard understands the dilemma many women face and is launching a line of watches specially sized for women. These JeanRichard watches are faithful to the brand's iconic sports look, built entirely around an imposing cushion-shaped case, but have been downsized from 44mm to 39mm and given feminine flourishes.
The collection selected for the brand's first adventure in feminine territory is the Terrascope, which manages to maintain its strong, assertive character while sitting perfectly on the wrist.
The JeanRichard Terrascope ladies' watch, with a pink mother-of-peal dial, pink flange and pink alligator strap, is proof positive that pink is not just a colour for Barbies. With its tiered, stainless steel case, luminescent-tipped indices and hands, the watch fuses its innate sporty spirit with a touch of glamour.
The Terrascope 39mm watch with an ivory-coloured dial is a study in contrasting materials. Enhanced with luxurious details, like the 54 diamonds on the bezel to set alight the lovely mother-of-pearl dial, the case and bracelet are made from practical stainless steel.
An even more dramatic variation on this theme is the JeanRichard ladies' watch with a pink gold bezel set with diamonds, also housed in a stainless steel case and presented on a steel bracelet. Pink gold is also used on the bezel of the fourth 39mm model, offset by a champagne-coloured dial and a grey ostrich skin strap.
For women who appreciate the beauty of the workings of a mechanical movement, the new collection of JeanRichard watches features a sapphire crystal caseback to view the JR60 self-winding calibre that powers the hour, minute, second and date functions. Water-resistant to 100 metres, this is watch with a powerful, sexy presence that looks great 24 hours a day, seven days a week.