Watches: JeanRichard Terrascope Patrouille des Glaciers 2014

By Thierry Ané on December 7, 2013

The year 2013 has been a very busy one for JeanRichard! It all started with a move from the SIHH to Baselworld with sister company Girard-Perregaux. And, given how buzzing with activity the new booth was during the show, I think that the brand does not regret the hushed hallways of Palexpo…

Then, at this year’s show, the brand entirely revamped its collections. They are organized around the Terrascope, Aquascope and Aeroscope, inspired by Earth, Water and Air, and the more upscale 1681 featuring the in-house movement. What is new, however, is that they all use the same modular case construction that gives the brand the possibility to react quickly to any demand and to offer a wide range of variations of the same watch.

And gosh they are tapping this opportunity to create as many limited editions as they can! Without guarantee of comprehensiveness, let me mention the Neroscope, the Terrascope BMW V12 25 Years Edition, the Terrascope BMW George V Edition, the Terrascope Racing Metro 92, the Terrascope Jaguar, the Terrascope Golden Eagle, the Aquascope Oxford-Cambridge and the Aquascope Kind Surf that have all been released this year. And now, the Terrascope Patrouille des Glaciers 2014 joins the long list of this year’s limited editions.

The watch celebrates the 30th anniversary of an Alpine skiing competition, known as the Patrouille des Glaciers, that dates back to the 1940s. This demanding bi-annual mountaineering ski race brings the participants from Zermatt to Verbier via Arolla.

This limited series of one hundred watches showcases a stainless steel case with matching bezel and its back is engraved with the legend “Patrouille des Galciers 30ème anniversaire 1984-2014”. The exclusive dark grey dial is engraved with altitude curves as a reminder of the heights scaled during the race. This sporty watch is fitted with a dark grey rubber strap matching the dial that is secured by a stainless steel folding buckle.

The watch houses the self-winding JR60 calibre with a minimum power reserve of 38 hours. It is water-resistant to 100 meters and will be available for sale on December 15.

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