The Swiss watchmaker launched two limited editions, specially created for the 2013 Salon International de Alta Relojeria which recently took place in Mexico City. Limited to 50 pieces each, these interesting versions of the brand’s renowned Terrascope model pay homage to the most emblematic animals of Mexico – golden eagle and jaguar, both deeply rooted in the native tradition. The proceeds from the sale of these bold looking sport watches will benefit Fundación Refugio Salvaje which works on the protection of eagles, jaguars and other endangered species.
Once again, the Swiss watchmakers have shown the high interest for the Salon International de Alta Relojeria, the biggest watch fair in Latin America and one of the world’s top five events for the watchmaking industry. To make a deep impact on the growing market, some brands created special editions by using powerful symbols of Mexico as the inspiration for their designs. One of them is JeanRichard, the Swiss watchmaker that brought together the ancient mythology and the noble cause. As symbols of Light and Darkness in Aztec mythology, golden eagle and jaguar are very important part of Mexican heritage. The legend says that those creatures fought over the privilege to become the Sun during the genesis of the world. Eagle set himself into a fire and became the Sun, while jaguar accepted to be the Moon.
Speaking about JeanRichard’s novelties, each showcases a drawing of one animal, at the 6 o’clock position. Made of bold looking DLC-coated stainless steel, their cases have the diameters of 44 mm, which is a pretty robust size that goes with the contemporary style of these models. The satin finish of the case matches a rubber strap, with a ribbed pattern, black or gray depending on a version. The gray one fits a gray dial of the Jaguar watch that is distinctive by its camouflage-style satin finish. The Golden Eagle Terrascope features a black dial/strap combination.
The Terrascope is powered by a JR60 self-winding movement with 21 jewels which oscillates at the frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) and provides a power reserve of 42 hours.