JeanRichard Paramount Tourbillon Linear Power Reserve Watch
I've seen this watch case before. It is so eerily familiar. Oh yea, it was just released on the new Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 Collection watch. That isn't much of a surprise considering Girard Perregaux is the parent company of Daniel JeanRichard watches. This is actually the most up-market JeanRichard watch I've ever seen. The 36mm x 36mm case is 18k white gold with a handsome brushed finish.
The watch has a ritzy tourbillon movement with a gold bridge. I like how JeanRichard has its own take on the classic Girard Perregaux tourbillon bridge design. The movement itself is the manually-wound Sowind tourbillon caliber 99201 with a 72 hour power reserve that is made in-house. One of the nicest features of the movement is the adoption of the linear power reserve indicator that has been seen on high-end sporty watches as of late. Like a fuel gauge, it is a handsome way to see how much juice is left in the mainspring. With a design that is certainly JeanRichard, with some Girard Perregaux and a bit of Jaeger leCoultre Reverso built in, you have a nice looker with wide appeal.
Ariel Adams publishes the watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.