JeanRichard Highlands Watch Helps Preserve Wildlife

By Paul Joseph

Luxury watch brand JeanRichard has created a new timepiece in support of the Big Life Foundation, a wildlife preservation foundation founded by British photographer Nick Brandt.

Limited to 100 pieces, the Highlands Big Life watch features a 44.5mm sand-blasted PVD-coated case twinned with a green outer rotating bezel indicating a second time zone.

The watch is a reinterpretation of JeanRichard’s original Highlands timepiece, which was created in 1990 and took its inspiration from the African savannah and also came with photography by Peter Beard.

The 2012 interpretation, which will be showcased at the upcoming SIHH watch fair, was designed with a masculine, contemporary feel.

Other notable features include an automatic mechanical JR1000 calibre, black fabric strap with PVD buckle, and a screw-down crown providing water-resistance of 100 metres.

Nick Brandt is a British photographer who specialises in intimate portraits of animals of the African savannah.

Created in 2010 in response to a dramatic rise in poaching across Africa, Big Life Foundation is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to preserve the fauna and ecosystem of Africa.

By Paul Joseph