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.




Antarès Bracelet Interchangeables continues

Customise the playful Antarès by Michel Herbelin to suit your mood, thanks to its interchangeable strap. . . 


Elegant and versatile, this watch set pays tribute to every woman. Since its launch in South Africa a year ago, this collection have quickly become on of the most popular in the Michel Herbelin range. Its interchangeable patent system allows you to change your look as you wish with a simple switch and lock system which requires no tools. Colourful or neutral - the choice is yours! Stay tuned to see further expansions soon...





Newport Squelette Limited Edition

To follow up on the success of its Newport Squelette model, the French watchmaker Michel Herbelin launches a new limited series. This self-winding timepiece proudly showcases its interior beauty, unveiling both the essential and the slightest detail of its inner workings. 


Wearing this watch gives you the opportunity  to observe the mesmerising workings of its movement, admire its complex architecture and marvel at its exquisitely detailed finishes. The watch asserts a contemporary allure, featuring a contrast between the rough, industrial appearance of its mechanical parts with manual decorations. Each piece is individually numbered, and features a Swiss made, Automatic skeleton movement. The case measures 33mm with Sapphire crystal glass and water resistant up to 100m.

 






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!








New Scandinave Collection

In 2015 the French watchmaker Michel Herbelin launched Scandinave, a new collection of ladies' watches. 

With a new view of timepiece geometry, this new collection shrugs off the superfluous to focus on the essential.

A tribute to streamlining decidedly contemporary with its sleek curves and streamlined design, this Michel Herbelin watch reveals the elegance of its simplicity. Available in steel and Rose gold or Yellow gold PVD, the collection blends modernism with femininity and lightness to set the tone for urban sophistication.