Winning team Oxford awarded JEANRICHARD Aquascope after
|For the second year in a row, the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer JEANRICHARD served as the Official Timekeeper and Timepiece of the 160th Oxford and Cambridge BNY Mellon Boat Race when the University Boat Clubs faced each other on the Thames on Sunday 6 April 2014 in a thrilling challenge. This partnership is rooted in common values, like team spirit, endurance, passion, and in particular Philosophy of Life. The 2014 winning team Oxford University Boat Club was awarded the limited edition JEANRICHARD Aquascope watch following their stunning performance on the a 6.8-kilometre stretch on the Thames River and deciding the race in 18 minutes and 36 seconds in their favour. The 78th victory of Oxford was followed by over 17 million spectators in the UK and abroad.|
|At a special reception held by JEANRICHARD on the banks of the river, personalities from the worlds of entertainment, sports, the economy and media followed the BNY Mellon Boat Race challenge to the second with the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer. JEANRICHARD was ensuring the quality and precision of the timing during the competition as well as providing the winning team with a limited edition timepiece. The Boat Race is broadcasted internationally to over 200 countries with over 7.5 million viewers tuning in only on BBC and over 17 million worldwide, while about 250 000 spectators were watching the race live along the Thames.|
This partnership, entered into under the aegis of the JEANRICHARD’s Aquascope collection, is based on the common values of team spirit, endurance, passionate commitment and a particular Philosophy of Life. It generated also an exclusive timepiece: a new Aquascope model designed in the race’s traditional colours, with a minute-circle and double hour-marker at12 o’clock reproducing the two shades of blue corresponding to the two teams (Dark Blue for Oxford, Light Blue for Cambridge), a blue rubber strap with a finely-ribbed surface, and a seconds hand adorned with an arrow referring to the logo of the Race.
Available from April 2014 at authorised JEANRICHARD sales outlets, this Aquascope “Boat Race” model with its self-winding movement is produced in a limited series of 160 watches, as a tribute to The 2014 BNY Mellon Boat Race, which was the 160th to be held.