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JB200 MOONGA

Jacques Bianchi Marseille continues its rapid development trajectory. Three years after the launch of its iconic first model, the JB200 Grand Diver, one year following the success of the JB200 Poulpro, and mere months after introducing the JB200 Posidonie, the Marseille-based watchmaker adds another chapter to its narrative with the introduction of the JB200 Moonga. This exclusive limited series comprises only 100 pieces, featuring a gradient red dial paying homage to the red coral—referred to as “Moonga”—found in the Mediterranean, known as the “gold” of the region. The JB200 Moonga further reinforces the brand’s commitment to preserving marine beauty and protecting the Mediterranean ecosystem.

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introducing jbmcollectibles

The year 2023 marks the beginning of the JBM Collectibles series. Each series tells a story, embodying the essence of our brand's journey. For those who share a passion for horology, owning a JBM Collectibles watch isn't just about telling time; it's about cherishing an enduringly valuable artifact and appreciating the fusion of tradition and innovation that defines us.

The JB200 POULPRO is the inaugural edition within the JBM Collectibles series. With the majestic silhouette of an octopus on its dial, the JB200 POULPRO invites you on a journey to explore the mysteries of the sea and be enchanted by the magic of the octopus, a symbol of intelligence and adaptability, reflecting the soul of Marseille, its beauty, and its complexity.

the new collection by jacques bianchi marseille 

Two years after the resounding success of its relaunch, the JB200 is back in the spotlight. Paying homage to its ancestor, which was once issued to the French Navy in the 1980s, the new JB200 retains the attributes that shaped its personality: left-sided crown, water resistance up to 200 meters, 42 mm diameter case, and unmatched “tool watch” look. 

MODEL FEATURES

captivating imagination

The octopus, along with its distant cephalopod cousins such as the octopus, squid, and cuttlefish, has long captivated the imagination of artists, writers, and filmmakers, not only in Marseille but beyond. From ancient mythological tales to the grand adventures of classic literature, this marine creature, capable of changing colors in a tenth of a second or slipping into tiny rock cavities, has inspired numerous artistic and literary works over the centuries. 

a leader within the french watch diving industry
The JB200 POULPRO retains the charm of 1970s dive watches by perfectly balancing the elegance of 1960s "skin divers" with the ruggedness of 1980s dive watches. It honors its heritage while incorporating technical advancements, thus preserving its timeless and versatile character, appealing to both diving enthusiasts and watch collectors.

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specifications of the new JB200 poulpro

Sur les plans technique et horloger, la JB200 Moonga conserve les attributs de qualité de ses aïeules : un boîtier destro en acier de 42 mm de diamètre avec couronne vissée à gauche, un mouvement mécanique à remontage automatique swiss made (SoProd P024), un verre saphir robuste et une lunette graduée en Super-LumiNova. La grande nouveauté se révèle sur le cadran qui se pare pour la première fois d’un rouge dégradé et fumé, aux teintes chaleureuses. Un bracelet de type Tropic en caoutchouc rouge coordonne l’ensemble avec style. Limitée à seulement 100 exemplaires, cette édition s’inscrit dans la nouvelle ère de la maison horlogère marseillaise où l’élégance technique rencontre la valeur de l’exclusivité. 

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Design Destro de la JB200 MOONGA

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movement

La nouvelle JB200 Moonga est équipée d'un mouvement suisse - le SoProd P024.

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Boîtier

Boîtier en acier inoxydable 316L de 42 mm. Couronne vissée à 9 heures. Lunette avec Super-LumiNova. Cristal saphir.

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Cadran

Cadran fumé dégradé rouge avec revêtement luminescent (Super-LumiNova) sur les index (émission verte) et 11 index également revêtus de luminescence (émission verte).

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bracelet 

Caoutchouc noir style tropic; boucle à ardillon en acier.

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Fonctions

Date, heures, minutes et secondes

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Montre de Plongée

Montre JB200 Moonga: étanche jusqu'à 200 mètres (20 bars).

captivating imagination

The octopus, along with its distant cephalopod cousins such as the octopus, squid, and cuttlefish, has long captivated the imagination of artists, writers, and filmmakers, not only in Marseille but beyond. From ancient mythological tales to the grand adventures of classic literature, this marine creature, capable of changing colors in a tenth of a second or slipping into tiny rock cavities, has inspired numerous artistic and literary works over the centuries. 

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an ocean creature rewriting the Marseille story of the JB200

Over time, the octopus has become a subject of inquiry for scientists worldwide, fueling the collective imagination around this enigmatic creature, which is both real and dreamlike.

Beyond its marine symbolism, the octopus also holds a significant presence in Marseille’s art, culture, fashion, and gastronomy. It is depicted in contemporary artworks, sculptures, and murals that adorn the city’s streets. In old Provençal, a octopus was called a “póulpro,” which was later named “póurpre” due to Spanish and Italian linguistic influences. 

fascination for the octopus in marseille

For centuries, the octopus has been venerated in Marseille as a true ambassador of the marine depths. Its enigmatic silhouette with eight arms equipped with suction cups and its exceptional ability to adapt to its environment have always intrigued the curious minds of the Phocaean city.

More than any other ocean creature, the octopus naturally embodies a deep connection between Marseille and the sea, symbolizing the open-mindedness and historical passion of its inhabitants towards the marine world. To celebrate this collective fascination for the octopus, the city hosted the “Marseille Octopus Worldwide” (MOW) festival in 2018 and 2019. The event brought together artists, writers, filmmakers, and ocean enthusiasts from around the world to explore different aspects related to the octopus. Artworks featuring this mystical animal took over the streets, legitimizing the octopus as a true symbol of Marseille. To this day, it is by far the most represented animal in the numerous street art works that adorn the city.

JB200 moonga

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