Louis Richard Larnach Gents Automatic Multi-Function Gold Tone/Green Dial watch *Retail: $990-$1190
Like a vehicle's instrument panel, a world of complications awaits you in the Larnach. Luminous diamond cut hands point to double markers, luminous and diamond cut themselves. A magnified date window tells you the date, while a triple set of subsidiary dials ? day, month, and 24-hour sun/moon indicator ? keep you in the know. Wrapping it securely around your wrist is the dual polished bracelet. Brushed stainless steel contrasts with the high mirror polish of the sides and chamfered edges of the three rows of individual links, defined by sharp edges which are smooth to the touch. No matter where you go, Louis Richard can take you there in style and reliability.
44mm x 50mm x 13mm 4 piece, 316 series gold tone stainless steel case
Flat hardened mineral crystal
Exhibition back w/ decorated Côtes de Genève bridges & rotor
Automatic TY-2869 movement w/ 21 jewels
Accuracy +-35 sec/day
Magnified date window
Month subsidiary dial
Combination 24-hour & day/night subsidiary dial
Day subsidiary dial
Luminous hands & markers
Water resistant up to 5 ATM
185mm x 19mm gold tone stainless steel bracelet
Dual push button deployant
One year limited manufacturer's warranty
Louis Jean Richard-dit-Bressel, born in Le Locle on 22nd October 1812, died there on 10th January 1875. His father was the great-grandson of Daniel Jean Richard, the founder of the watchmaking industry in the Neuchâtel Mountains. As a young man, and without any formal training, Daniel produced the first watch in the region, which, over three hundred years later, boasts the highest concentration of watchmaking companies in Switzerland.
A distinguished watchmaker-manufacturer, Louis Jean Richard's fine precision pieces were greatly admired at the Universal Exhibition in London and especially at the exhibition in Paris in 1855, and contributed to highlight the qualities of fine watchmaking in Le Locle. An official delegate at the latter exhibition, he submitted to it a much read report, in which, in particular, he was one of the first to announce the need for creating a cantonal observatory for checking precision timepieces. While waiting, he had set up his own observatory by fixing a meridian circle, which he had procured in Paris, to the window of his study and used it to observe the passage of the stars, to correct the time of his astronomical clock. This clock, entirely built by his own hand, is a pure masterpiece. It is of remarkable precision and finish. Its constant force escapement is his own design. This clock is currently the property of Mr. Numa Robert-Waelti, watchmaker and deputy of La Chaux-de-Fonds.
In 1856 Louis Jean Richard was named a corresponding member of the Society of Arts in Geneva, the oldest cultural society of Geneva devoted to the arts, agriculture, and industry, including horology.
In keeping with the watchmaking tradition started by his family in Switzerland and Louis Jean Richard's own pursuit of precision and excellence, we are pleased to bring to America the new line of Louis Richard timepieces for a new generation. Avant-garde looks with mechanical and automatic functions suitable for the most discriminating gentleman: this is Louis Richard.
* The Louis Richard Comparative Retail Ticket Price range ($990 to $1190) comes from contrasting this watch with similar products offered by major watch retailers. In this instance, ?similar? product means comparable watch design, functionality, finish, and accurate component fit. With regard to watch components in particular, similar products will have comparable quality dials, casings, crystals, bracelets and movements to the watch models in this collection. In the instance of the Louis Richard watch in this listing, major watch retailers have offered similar product at Retail Ticket Prices ranging from $990 to $1190.