French Design 


Michel Herbelin brings together the creative, artistic, & sometimes the emotionally chaotic personality of the French and combines it with the structure of the Swiss to form a perfect balance of DESIGN .

The realization of the idea & concept into a drawing, then the 3D technical drawing, the sample models and then ultimately the most beautiful timepiece takes time. Initial Designs take time, it may be years before the product is manufactured.  Great designs evolve over time and can become synonymous with the brand. 

Creative Design is Human and always will be….. This makes it incredibly special

  Design thinking is a search for a magical balance between business and creative art"

      Structure and chaos

      Intuition and Logic

      Concept and execution

      Playfulness and formality

      Control and Empowerment


Design is about making the individual Happy,  making a connection with the wearer, aesthetically, functionally , and emotionally

French design often brings in the unexpected touches in the details.

Style is very personal.

It has very little to do with Fashion.

Fashion is over quickly.

French Style is with you forever

Michel Herbelin collections are designed with unique aspects, which differentiate them in the watch Industry.



Newport Chronograph in Black PVD

 The Speed of Time


Michel Herbelin French Watchmaking Studio now presents the Newport Chronograph in an all-black version. 

The decidedly sporty watch packs a robust punch with standout features that make it a choice timepiece for the distinguished gentleman.  



Tutti Frutti


Elegant yet edgy, fresh and fun Antares interchangeable has new colour straps  that can be switched in a click. All eyes are on Antarès by the Michel Herbelin French Watchmaking Studio. Choose from creme de menthe, canary yellow, candy pink, lilac, and baby blue – an all-new cocktail of  on-trend shades to mix and match with your look.

Step out in style with a colour to suit every mood!




A watch that celebrates 70 years


Michel Herbelin is launching an anniversary watch to showcase 70 years of watchmaking expertise. Seven decades of a family passion is captured in a limited series of 500 timepieces worldwide. While naturally drawing inspiration from the watch designs of its earliest years – 1947 to 1950 – Michel Herbelin has taken painstaking care over every detail of its anniversary model to anchor it in the 21st century.


The case measures 40 mm in diameter, its design a ubiquity of rounded curves extending into refined, plain lugs. A domed dial shelters beneath an answering curve of sapphire crystal, set off by the polished yellow gold that plates the steel case. Patterned with a matte silver sunburst, the dial heightens this model’s understated aesthetics with two hands in finely curved dagger shapes that sweep around a clearly set out minute track punctuated by gilded applique hour-markers. With a date aperture discreetly set at 3 o’clock, the classicism of the overall design is subtly roused by the graphic starkness of the dial’s small seconds counter.


Lovers of beauty will appreciate Michel Herbelin’s single-minded attention to the finish of each tiny detail. Like the ribbed, ball-shaped crown set with a blue cabochon, or the watch strap made from gold leather, artisanally hand-finished for a patina that brings the final touch of elegance to the timeless design of this commemorative timepiece.


True to the watchmaking conventions of the 1950s, Inspiration 1947 is fitted with a manually wound mechanical movement – the first seen at Michel Herbelin since 1970... As ever, a Swiss-made calibre was selected to guarantee reliability and sturdiness.




Thembi Seete for Michel Herbelin

In June 2015 Thembi Seete was announced as the new Brand Igniter for Michel Herbelin South Africa.

Thembi is known for her success in the Music and Entertainment Industry. She inspires all with her classic elegance and driven personality. An aspirational individual wearing an aspirational brand – there is no better match.


Thembi chose a timepiece from the Michel Herbelin  Newport Ladies Collection. Sporty yet stylish, Newport is one of the most charismatic collections of the brand. This collection is sophisticated with a glamorous edge - a timepiece for every occasion!






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