EASY WEARING WATCHES OF THE YEAR: Michel Herbelin Newport Classic

Michel Herbelin – Newport Classique

There is something comforting and easy wearing about cushion-shaped watches, which is why Michel Herbelin’s 2018 Newport Classic is so desirable.

The French watchmaker has taken inspiration from the 1970s seaside for the timepiece and makes a strong, yet restrained style statement with its subtle contemporary take on vintage design.

The 38mm watch creates light and shade with the use of polished steel for its case and bezel. Slender white Roman numerals stand out against a deep blue lacquered ground dial with nickel hour and minute hands with luminescent coating.

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Michel Herbelin has opted for a Swiss-made Ronda quartz movement with a crown engraved with a ship’s wheel.

The Newport Classic worn on a padded brown leather strap costs £440.

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