Dubai, India (PressExposure) July 11, 2011 -- The sailor's record of achievements is impressive: 6 ORMA multihull world championship titles, three-times winner of the Transat Jacques Vabre trans-Atlantic race, holder of the Jules Verne Trophy and winner of the Route du Rhum 2010. In his next challenge he will take the helm of Groupama 4 looking to win the Volvo Ocean Race.
A desire to set oneself new challenges, perfectionism, precision... great stories often begin with shared passions. The partnership between Franck Cammas and JEANRICHARD is no exception.
The skipper will wear a Diverscope JEANRICHARD, a model with a robust character, during his upcoming challenges, including the Volvo Ocean Race which starts in Alicante, Spain on the 5th November. In addition to its sporty, innovative design, the Diverscope has all the technical qualities necessary to withstand several months of extreme conditions on the wrist of the skipper as he crosses the world's oceans: impacts, moisture, salt, temperature variations and exposure to UV rays.
In line with the Brand's uncompromising philosophy, the model was developed in its own Research and Development department and carefully tested in its laboratory under the very strictest conditions. It is equipped with the powerful automatic calibre JR1000, produced by the JEANRICHARD Manufacture.
Its case, which is water resistant to 300 metres, required the use of cutting-edge technology. It is made from steel coated with extra-resistant rubber. Each component was adapted for use in extreme conditions, for example the screw-down crowns or the sapphire crystal, which is two-and-a-half times thicker than that of a standard watch. The luminescent hands and indicators on the dial also ensure optimal readability in murky conditions.
"Franck Cammas won us over with his commitment and human values. Our professions are demanding; both sailing and Haute Horlogerie are domains that require rigourous tests, experience and accomplishment. Nothing is left to chance", remarked Massimo Macaluso, CEO of JEANRICHARD.
"This partnership with JEANRICHARD is based on a shared approach inspired by passion and perfectionism", added Franck Cammas.
JR1000 manufacture mechanical movement, automatic
Calibre 11½ ''', 27 jewels, frequency 28,800 vib./hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve 48 hours
Hours, minutes, seconds, date with window at 3 o'clock
Vulcanised rubber-coated steel case and bezel
Push buttons, crowns and case-back in black PVD treated titanium
Dimensions 43 x 43 mm, dial opening: 28.5 mm, height: 13.5 mm
Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective treatment
Case-back closed by 4 screws
Water resistant to 300 metres
Available with a luminescent lime green or opaline black dial
Supplied with two straps: vulcanised rubber and fabric with folding buckle.