There is a transition underway at French watch maison Michel Herbelin. The business marks its 75th anniversary in 2022 and will officially start operating under the brand name HERBELIN.
This year watches are already emerging with just the HERBELIN logo on the dial, including a new Newport Slim, which launches today and will be seen for the first time in the UK at next week’s WATCHPRO Salon.
Slimming down to just 7.3mm thick, gives the famously sporty Newport a sleeker look, closer to a dress watch.
The cleanness of its shimmering dark blue (almost black at certain angles) dial with just hours and minutes and crisp baton hour markers adds to the suave look.
And it is hand wound — typical of classic dress watches — its 42mm polished steel case houses a Sellita SW-210 1 movement with 42 hour power reserve.
Newport Slim comes on an alligator printed black leather strap and retails for £650.
Michel Herbelin is one of the star brands at this year’s WATCHPRO Salon, a showcase of prestige watchmakers and a chance for brands, retailers and press to meet collectors and enthusiasts in 5-star luxury.
The two-day event takes place from November 12 to 13 at The Londoner, a brand new 5-star hotel on London’s Leicester Square.
Other confirmed exhibitors include:
ALLEMANO | BALL WATCH | BIANCHET | BONHAMS | BRITISH HOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE | CHARLES GIRARDIER | CHRISTOPHER WARD | CYRUS | CZAPEK | DELMA | DOXA | DUCKWORTH PRESTEX | ENCELADE | GRAHAM | GRAND SEIKO | IKEPOD | JUNGHANS | LAURENT FERRIER | MARATHON | MAURICE LACROIX | MECCHANICHE VELOCI | MICHEL HERBELIN | ORIS | PARMIGIANI FLEURIER | PEQUIGNET | PERRELET | QLOCKTWO | SCATOLA DEL TEMPO | SCHOFIELD | SIDEREUS | SINN | SPEAKE-MARIN | SWISS CAPSULE | SWISS KUBIK | THE SPLINED HUB | U-BOAT | VICTORINOX | VOUTILAINEN | WOLF | WILLIAM WOOD WATCHES | ZEITWINKEL
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