You no doubt have heard the news (or perhaps even watched the live broadcast) of Nik Wallenda crossing over the Little Colorado River Gorge (near the Grand Canyon), 1500 feet in the air without a tether on June 23, 2013. What you may not have caught is the fact he was wearing a watch from JeanRichard as Wallenda is JeanRichard’s latest brand ambassador (Ariel had dinner with him and vouches that he is indeed a nice guy).
The watch in question that crossed the Canyon was the JeanRichard Terrascope (pictured up top, and reviewed right here). At first, it may seem a little odd that someone would wear a $3,500 watch in a stunt like this – not to mention the fact of having that extra unbalanced weight. But, when you realize that Mr. Wallenda is a brand ambassador for JeanRichard, it all makes sense. Eventually there will be a limited edition version of the watch for Wallenda.
If you’re going to take risks like this (and with as wide as an audience as this viewing had), you’d might as well wear a great-looking watch – and the Terrascope fits that bill. If you’ve not read our review, here are the hard specs for the watch below. Congrats again to Nik on his successful “stroll” over the long drop. jeanrichard.com
- 44mm (12.6mm thick) stainless steel case with polished and satin-finished surfaces
- AR Sapphire cystal
- WR to 100m
- JR60 automatic movement (Base Swiss ETA)
- Available on a leather or rubber strap, or matched steel bracelet