JeanRichard Unveils Paramount Tourbillon Linear Power Reserve Watch

Jan 31, 2009
The JeanRichard Paramount Tourbillon Linear Power Reserve watch is an exceptional timepiece, the creation of which has required five years. The watch offers two complicated functions - the 72-hour linear power reserve with the manufacture’s Tourbillon.

The innovative linear power reserve is the one that highlighted the JeanRichard Paramount Square watch unveiled in 2005. The JeanRichard master watchmakers faced up a challenge of uniting the Tourbillon with a power reserve featuring a linear indicator, and both complications had to be fitted into the space of the case measuring 36mm in diameter.

The watchmakers relocated the power reserve from 4.30 o’clock position to 10 o’clock in order to provide enough space for the Tourbillon cage. To change the position of the power reserve, the watchmakers had to elaborate a conical train differential mechanism that replaced the flat differential and offered enough space to attach it to the barrel positioned at 12 o’clock. The watchmakers developed a unique rack system, representing a straight moving part equipped with teeth. The system was responsible for transmitting the power reserve in a linear fashion.

The square Paramount case is crafted in solid 18K white gold. It has been inspired by the German Bauhaus architectural style relevant to the 1930s. The case was initially created in the 1980s by Luigi Macaluso, and recreated in 2005.

The majestic Tourbillon is characterized by contemporary design. The understated lines of the skeleton bridge crafted in pink gold perfectly match its technical and sporting character. The Tourbillon cage opening features quadrangular design.

The dial of the JeanRichard watch is worth particular attention. The Tourbillon is presented on a sunburst satin-polished black base. The linear power reserve indicator is located on a Cotes-de-Geneve-hand-decorated screw-in back plate.

The dial is also completed with an applied opalin black minute-circle and white gold arrow-shaped hands coated with luminescent material. It is protected by a convex, anti-reflective sapphire crystal.

The Paramount Tourbillon Linear Power Reserve watch is equipped with an in-house-manufactured manual winding movement, operating at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour. As mentioned above, it gives an advantage of a 72-hour power reserve.

The Cotes-de-Geneve-decorated case-back is secured with 4 screws. The timepiece is 30-meter water-resistant.

The JeanRichard watch is secured to the wrist with a rubber-coated black alligator leather strap fitted with an 18K white gold folding buckle.

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