JeanRichard partners with Patrouille des Glaciers

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Terrascope Patrouille des Glaciers © JeanRichard Replica Watches

The Swiss watchmaker will partner with the legendary Swiss alpine team competition Patrouille des Glaciers (PDG) in Spring 2014.

The PDG is the worldwide biggest ski race through mountains/ski alpinism race and takes place every two years – starting in Zermatt and leading through Arolla to Verbier in Switzerland. This mountaineering ski race dates back to the 1940s and challenges participants to verify their physical preparedness and technical proficiency in tough high-altitude terrain. In the same way that PDG participants enjoy this challenge, JeanRichard has been creating Replica Watches UK since the 17th century for independent spirits who play by their own rules, and rather than just focusing on the destination, also enjoy the road being traveled. This is where two Swiss pioneers meet.

“The Patrouille des Glaciers has been one of the most prominent team sporting events in Switzerland with international acclaim for many years. With Zermatt as its starting point, it perfectly highlights the unmistakable beauty of the typically alpine mountain scenery. Besides its deep Swiss roots, we also share many of the same values: the taste for challenge and peak performance, team spirit and the desire to make every moment count, to name just a few”, says Bruno Grande, COO of JeanRichard. “At the same time, the PDG and its participants represent this sense of unique adventure of JeanRichard: ordinary people doing incredible and extraordinary things – every day explorers pushing boundaries, who are ready to conquer the world and live life to the fullest.”

The interest to compete in the race has increased steadily during the years. Today, the PDG attracts around 4500 participants from all over the world, while teams of three members are challenged to complete the race in a given period of time, pushing the limits of their physical and mental strength in impossibly high-alpine conditions. This year’s competition shall also lay a special emphasis on environmental and climate issues.

The JeanRichard lifestyle conveys a strong mindset that stimulates new challenges without compromising powerful design or reliable performance, as featured in their four collections: 1681, Terrascope, Aquascope and Aeroscope. These are inspired by earth, water and air respectively – all elements of our nature – to which we have added the fire of passion, reflecting the spirit of the brand and inspiring sophisticated lovers of discoveries every day anew.

JeanRichard scales the summit

Terrascope Patrouille des Glaciers © JeanRichard

Exceptional races deserve exceptional Replica Watches. Official watchmaker and timekeeper of the legendary Patrouille des Glaciers, JeanRichard, is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Alpine Skiing competition by launching a limited edition of 100 Terrascope fake watches. In order to accompany the extreme adventurers on the “high road” leading from Zermatt via Arolla to Verbier in the Swiss Alps, the iconic JeanRichard model features an exclusive light grey dial with engraved altitude curves, a reminder of the heights scaled during the race, as well as a comfortable sturdy bracelet in dark grey rubber. The steel case, housing a self-winding mechanical movement, blends an extraordinary robustness with a magnificently distinctive design, adorned with alternating “vertical satin” and polished finishes. The engraved caseback bears the legend “Patrouille des Glaciers 30e anniversaire 1984-2014” and the individual series number. The Patrouille des Glaciers, which takes place every year, involves 4500 participants from around the world working in teams of three.

The event next takes place in 2014 in late April/early May. Besides their outstanding physical fitness and extraordinary resistance to the extremes of high altitude, these “everyday heroes” stand out for their love of challenge, team spirit, respect for nature and desire to push back the frontiers of the possible, while living fully in the moment. Values such as these are also firmly at the heart of the JeanRichard way of life, and make for a partnership full of future promise.

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