JeanRichard is launching an all-black limited edition watch based on its successful Aeroscope aviator’s timekeeper. The new restricted series consisting of 500 pieces will be called Neroscope (the contraction of the word “nero” which means black in Italian and Aeroscope). Neroscope displays just how even a single colored watch can be diversified and interesting looking by simply including alternating shades of the color, as well as with alternating finishes on its case and dial. The timekeeper with a titanium black diamond-like carbon coating features an in-house chronograph movement and has the price of $6,200.
JeanRichard is made in various nuances, but that does not mean that the Aeroscope-based timepiece looks dull. Far from it. The watch that draws its inspiration from an appearance of an airplane’s cockpit is placed inside a light pitch-black DLC titanium case made in the brand’s recognizable cushion shape with a circular bezel of substantial size. The flat surfaces of the case are graced with a vertical satin-brushed finish, whereas the unidirectional rotating bezel with engraved Arabic numerals displays sanded finishing. On its night-black face, the little dance of finishes continues. While the main portion of the dial is vertically satin–brushed, the three chrono sub-counters (for 12 hours, 30 minutes and the distinctive small seconds indication without any numerals) are graced with circular satin-brushed finish. In accordance with “nero” theme of the timekeeper, Neroscope also includes black luminous Arabic numerals and indexes, skeleton hour and minute hands of the same kind and a nickel sweeping second hand with a luminous tip. As you have probably guessed, the color of the second hand is likewise black. The only other indication on the dial is a date aperture, jammed between the four and the five o’clock positions.
As for the dimensions of the housing, Neroscope features the diameter of 44 mm and the thickness of 12.67 mm. While an antireflective sapphire crystal protects the front of the case, the rear side is made from solid screw-down and engraved titanium, thus enabling water resistance to 100 meters. It is likewise important to note that the pusher’s bumpers are constructed from carbon fiber composite material. By the way, the pusher at the two o’clock position is used to start and stop the chrono feature, while the one at the four o’clock resets it.
In conformity with the usual practice of JeanRichard watches, Neroscope is supplied with an in-house movement. The caliber in question is automatic mechanical JR66 movement with 43 jewels. It has the width of 12 ½ lignes and operates at the frequency of 28,800 vph. Once fully found, the power storage of the movement stores enough energy to keep it running for modest 42 hours. The final touch in the all-black theme of the timekeeper is the dark rubber strap with vertical stripes and the brand’s logo on both upper and lower section. It fastens with a double deployment clasp made from black DLC coated stainless steel.