Prompted by mikebaetelu's thread I'd be interested to garner some opinions and any information anyone can share on this piece I recently picked up:
I've been trying to research her and there's not much easily 'findable' - there's Jean Richard and Daniel Jean Richard of which there's a little info, but not much as the name seems to be a recent revival of a long-dead. There's quite a few Richard Chronographs about, but few/no three-handers. Ditto the movement to an extent, I can't find anything meaningful on the AS 1507/1508 at my usual sources (google and ranfft.de although the latter has close relations I think)
Typing 'Richard' of course gives you a billion-or-so repeats for Richard flipping Mille and that's about it
Keen to know what you think - the quality finish and serial number on the movement together with the higher jewel count (although I am aware of the jewel proliferation in the past) suggests that this may possibly be a certified chronometer(?), and she does perform well - about -4s/day currently!! Case is restored I'm almost certain but is very sharp edged, crystal was polished by the vendor, and the dial looks original; but the second hand in red perhaps not... and wouldn't a higher end and/or chronometer grade piece have at least applied markers?
Hope you can enlighten me!