The Appeal of Perles


Jewellery for the wrist, the Perles timepiece by Michel Herbelin French Watchmaking Studio revisits the codes of modern Gallic chic.  Its supple bracelet gleams with the simple sophistication of five delicate strands of beads – the “perles” that give the collection its name.

Housed in a 27 mm stainless steel case – either plain or with a polished yellow gold PVD coating, the dial with its circular brushed centre exudes an understated, graphic elegance.  A dial of genuine white mother-of-pearl shimmers beneath the sapphire crystal.  Slender hands circle around the baton hour markers punctuated with Roman numerals at the 3, 6 ,9 and 12 o’clock positions.  The crown is adorned with a black cabochon to complete the chic allure of this seductive timepiece.

Complementing the soft design, its beaded bracelet encircles the wrist with an ultra-feminine fluidity to create a jewellery watch that is meticulously crafted down to the finest detail.

A traditional independent and family-owned company with a passion for watchmaking, Michel Herbelin French Watchmaking Studio has been a home for excellence and quality French craftsmanship since 1947.  Since its inception, the brand has stood for affordable luxury, crafting beautifully made watches powered by Swiss movements – a hallmark of accuracy and reliability.  This latest addition to the elegant and refined Perles collection embodies all the values this French brand holds dear.

Water and Time Resistant – Automatic Trophy

Trophy automatic 1660-ATN14-sml

The automatic Trophy watch has been given a new look for 2019. Fitted with a black ceramic bezel, this diving watch is water-resistant to 300 metres and offers versatility of style with its bi-material fabric and rubber strap. Urban and sporty with a touch of neo-vintage, it is ideal for all seasons.

Sporty in the extreme

Aimed at water sports enthusiasts, the automatic Trophy presents a 42 mm 316L stainless steel case, vertical-brushed on the top and polished on the subtly domed edges. Featuring generous lugs, it is topped with a unidirectional rotating bezel in black circular-brushed ceramic. In contrast, the gold-coloured graduated scale – complete with indicator triangle with a white luminescent coating – ensures optimum visibility during dives and decompression. In everyday life, it can also be used to time durations of under 60 minutes.

Absorbing reflections of light with its deep velvety matte black colour and protected by a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment, the dial features oversized hands and ultra-readable hour markers coated with a blue luminescent substance. Ringed in a gold colour, they match the railroad minute track positioned clearly on the flange. At 3 o’clock, a date aperture, complete with magnifying lens, adds the finishing touch to the model’s precision.

Assuredly urban

The strap is to a watch what shoes are to an outfit: the key accessory of the look. It is one of the most charming features of this new model. Finished with four stitches on the edges and fastened with a steel folding clasp, it is made of a highly durable canvas fabric steeped in comfortable rubber. Adding an elegant urban touch to the automatic Trophy, the choice of strap gives the timepiece a chic sporty look without causing problems when it enters water.

Water-resistant to 300 metres thanks to its caseback and screw-down crown, this watchmaking instrument is powered by a Swiss-made automatic movement (Sellita). A guarantee of reliability and accuracy, this oscillates at 28,000 vibrations per hour, with 26 jewels and a 38-hour power reserve.

Made in France, the automatic Trophy was designed, assembled, adjusted and inspected within the Michel Herbelin studio, based in France’s Franche-Comté region since 1947. Highly reliable during dives and practical for everyday use, this timepiece is excellent value for money thanks to the outstanding attention to detail.


Technical details:

Reference: 1660/ATN14


316L stainless steel

circular brushed black ceramic bezel

sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment

screw-down crown and screw-in caseback

diameter: 42 mm

water-resistant to 300 metres


deep velvety matte black

hands and hour markers coated in a blue-emitting luminescent substance

golden central seconds

date aperture at 3 o’clock with magnifying lens


hours, minutes, seconds, date


bi-material fabric and brown rubber

316L steel folding clasp


Swiss-made automatic (Sellita, SW-200 1 calibre)

28,800 vph, 26 jewels

38-hour power reserve

Antarès Checkers game

Antares Interchangeable watches

The delightfully versatile Antarès with interchangeable strap by Michel Herbelin French Watchmaking Studio comes in a choice of three case shapes, paired with new black and white quilted patent calfskin straps.  Just the accessory for a bold look of head-to-toe rebel chic, or to create an edgy look to a casual ensemble, these textured quilted straps pay subtle tribute to French Haute Couture design.

In a choice of elegant patent blackwhite or a black & white monochrome contrast, these interchangeable straps can be tailored to every mood. Like the generous existing array of straps in different colours and materials for Anatres watches, they feature the user-friendly strap-switching mechanism that means an Antarès watch can be given a makeover in a matter of seconds.




316L stainless steel

Sapphire crystal

29 mm (round and lyre); 19 x 32 mm (rectangle)

Water-resistant to 30 m (rectangle) or 50 m (round and lyre)


Silvered dial, Roman numerals


Hours, minutes


Interchangeable strap in black or white quilted patent leather


Swiss quartz (Ronda)

Battery life: 54 months


COF.17443/01NT (Antarès roUnd case with interchangeable leather straps)

COF.17447/08NG (Antarès roUnd case with interchangeable leather straps)

COF.17048/01NG (Antarès rectangular case with interchangeable leather straps)


Recommended Retail Price:

Interchangeable strap watch, sold in a box with an additional strap:         £495 / €550

Additional interchangeable strap in black or white quilted patent leather:         £80 / €90



Antarès with Interchangeable Straps – Shimmering Symbiosis of Steel & Diamonds

Antares with diamonds

The Antarès with interchangeable strap added to its iconic appeal with a new case shape in 2018. Today Michel Herbelin French Watchmaking Studio unveils a new diamond-set addition to the collection. This modern, elegantly styled timepiece – complete with an ingenious system that enables you to change the strap yourself – will appeal to watch lovers who appreciate refined aesthetics.

Timeless charm

A strand of diamonds shimmers along either side of the sensuously curved steel case.For a total weight of 0.24 carats, the gemstones illuminate the rounded outline and highlight the meticulous finish of the chiseled lugs, drawing the eyes towards the sweeping face of the dial. Offering a clean reading of the time, its diamond hour markers are punctuated with stylised Arabic numerals only at 6 and 12 o’clock. The dial daintily orchestrates time against a silvered backdrop featuring sunray guilloché at its centre, or adorned with genuine white mother-of-pearl. This jewel of a watch is an ode to femininity, its gadrooned crown set with black onyx making it the picture of laid-back distinction.

A look for all occasions

Exuding an air of contemporary elegance, this Michel Herbelin watch revels in the charm of the brand’s playful patented interchangeable strap system. Straps are available in an exciting palette of colours and materials, ranging from black-tie to brunch casual, in single or double tour designs. They add style to any outfit, whatever the mood. Slide your choice of strap between the lugs of the case, and it clicks into place in a matter of seconds. Voilà: serious chic is child’s play.

Michel Herbelin French Watchmaking Studio has a history of designing ladies’ watches true to the traditions of excellence and quality of French craftsmanship, dating right back to the brand’s inception in 1947. Conceived, designed, assembled, regulated and quality checked at the brand’s studios in the Jura mountains of the Franche-Comté region, this diamond Antarès with interchangeable strap perfectly reflects the spirit of the brand in its elegant design, fine materials and Swiss-made movement – a hallmark of quality and precision – sold at a very affordable price, considering the care taken over its detailing.

Diamond Antarès with interchangeable strap



- Case:                       . 316L stainless steel set with 46 diamonds (0.2447 carats)

. domed sapphire glass

. diameter: 29.8 mm

. gadrooned crown with black onyx

. water-resistant to 50 metres

- Dials:                       . silvered with sunray guilloché in the centre and Roman numeral hour markers

. genuine white mother-of-pearl with diamond hour markers and Arabic numerals

- Functions:               . hours, minutes

- Strap:                       . interchangeable

- Movement:.            Swiss quartz (Ronda 5 1/2 751)


COF.17447/46YB89LR (white mother-of-pearl with steel bracelet and pink leather strap);

COF.17447/46YB08G (silvered with Roman numerals, steel bracelet and gold leather strap)


On the starting line at Porquerolle’s Classique

Newport Chronograph Automatic Regatta

To mark five years of partnership with the Porquerolle’s Classique regatta, the Michel Herbelin French Watchmaking Studio unveils a new watchmaking instrument that pays tribute to the traditional grand yacht race: the Newport Chronograph Automatic Regatta. The timepiece is equipped with a 5 min-10 min regatta countdown function and available in two limited series editions that will delight speed-conscious sailing fans.

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A convenient function for skippers in competition

A helpful crew member for any regatta, this Newport chronograph boasts a complication to count down the time remaining before the start of a race. Known as the countdown function, it appears in the minutes counter at 3 o’clock, which is slightly enlarged for optimal visibility. At its centre, a red hand in a striking compass shape is triggered – at the first firing of the starting gun – by the push-piece at 2 o’clock. Sweeping through two five-minute zones, coloured blue and red respectively, it indicates at a glance the minutes remaining before the starting gun is fired to signal that the starting line can be crossed.

Made for racing, this tri-compax chronograph can record elapsed times up to 12 hours. It features a tachymeter scale that runs from 60 to 400 km/h in graduated red at the top of the dial, allowing dedicated record breakers to measure their average speed over a given distance. Perfect for a range of sports and water-resistant to 100 metres, the watch is paired with an extremely tough FKM rubber strap. Meticulously finished for comfort on the wrist and designed specially to continue the line of the central attachment through to the folding clasp, this model packs a sporty chic punch with its smooth, glossy aesthetic.

Nautical style

Presenting a 43.5 mm steel case – polished and brushed to accentuate its three-faceted cut – this new Michel Herbelin chronograph is inspired by the streamlined architecture of stealth ships. This new-generation Newport is a sleek update of the instantly recognisable codes that made this iconic collection such a success: the strap’s central lugs, the porthole-style bezel, and the ship’s wheel stamped on the crown.

Beneath a bezel punctuated by five screws modelled on yacht winches, the dial spotlights the model’s seafaring spirit. The white minute track on the encircling flange ensures accurate readings of the time, whilst the dial’s deep blue background comes in a choice of a grained or vertical brushed finish, each in its own way reminiscent of the surface of the sea. The oversized hour and minute hands evoke floating pavilions. Treated with white luminescent coating, the hands offer a striking contrast, as do the luminescent hour markers that taper into the shape of a boat’s hull. The Newport Chronograph Automatic Regatta is a versatile dashboard that is perfectly proportioned for optimal display of all information and includes a date aperture at half past four.

With a new Swiss-made Sellita SW510 automatic mechanical movement on board, oscillating at 28,800 vibrations per hour and incorporating 25 jewels, this timepiece offers a 42-hour power reserve. The transparent caseback reveals an oscillating mass engraved “Michel Herbelin” and decorated with a Côtes de Genève pattern, proffering a glimpse of the circular-grained bridges and frame.

As with all of the brand’s timepieces, this new-generation Newport was drawn, designed, assembled, adjusted and inspected at the Michel Herbelin studio in the Jura mountains of the Franche-Comté region. Heir to a French watchmaking tradition stretching back over 70 years, it offers the assurance of stringent technical standards.

Distinguishing features

Launched to mark the 17th Porquerolle’s Classique regatta which takes place on 13th to 16th June in the stunning Bay of Hyères in the South of France, the Newport Chronograph Automatic Regatta is available in a choice of two limited editions with engraved numbering on the caseback. The version with a vertical brushed blue dial on a white strap is available in 100 pieces, whilst the grained blue dial on a blue strap is available in 150 pieces, making this new Michel Herbelin a potential collector’s item. Set sail for style. . .

Newport Chronograph Automatic Regatta

Limited edition


316L polished and brushed stainless steel case and bezel

transparent caseback, sapphire crystal

conical crown engraved with a ship’s wheel

diameter: 43.5 mm; thickness: 14.20 mm

water-resistant to 100 metres


grained blue or vertical brushed blue

nickel hour markers with white luminescent coating

nickel hour and minute hands with white luminescent coating

nickel central seconds hand with white varnish

30-min counter at 3 o’clock with countdown function,

12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, small seconds counter at 9 o’clock

date window at 4:30


Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph, countdown

Straps: white or blue in FKM rubber with folding clasp

Movement: Swiss automatic Sellita SW510 with complications with 25 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour.

Oscillating mass engraved “Michel Herbelin”, Côtes de Genève pattern circular-grained bridges and frame

42-hour power reserve


Vertical brushed blue dial on a white strap available in a limited edition of 100 pieces

Grained blue dial on a blue strap available in a limited edition of 150 pieces


References:  268/15RP (white strap); 268/15R (blue strap)

Sweet as Honey – Golden Tone Watches

Antares and Fifth Avenue honey tones

Michel Herbelin French Watchmaking Studio taps into this season’s spiced honey trend with a camel-coloured strap. Paired with the timeless Antarès or the models in the 5th Avenue collection, this strap shade will warm up any outfit. Camel sets the tone at any hour of the day.

The elegant Antarès charms with its patented system of interchangeable straps. Personalised in a click, this watch adapts to the latest trends while maintaining a clean look with its steel case and silvered dial with Roman numerals.

Fifth Avenue watches are utterly feminine and play a subtle hand. The larger 25 mm cased version turns heads with a crown fitted at 12 o’clock on an open worked case. The second 20 mm version, although a more classic model, is no less elegant, showing off stylish codes for every hour of the day.

Like Michel Herbelin French watchmaking studio – an independent family-owned business – these timepieces are true to French tradition. Powered by a Swiss-made quartz movement and adorned with fine materials, these watches exude quality craftsmanship.


Models featured from left:

Antares Interchangeable

Model 17447/01NT

5 ATM water resistant


Fifth Avenue

Model 17437/12GO

3 ATM water resistant


Fifth Avenue

Model 17137/01MA

3 ATM water resistant


All models are fitted with sapphire crystal and have 5 ½ 751 Ronda Swiss Quartz movements.

Midday to Midnight: The Mini or Midi Equinoxe

The Equinoxe collection now has two size options to appeal to all lovers of style and fashion.  With a choice of 28mm or 34 mm, mini or midi case, it is now possible to select your perfect option.

Michel Herbelin Equinoxe Watches

The supple leather strap coils around the wrist, linked to the stainless steel case by the sensual curves of subtly elongated horns. The strap’s shimmering gold tones illuminate a meticulously crafted silvered dial, decorated to the finest detail with sunray guilloché at its centre and a circular brushed finish. The 34 mm version displays a discreet date aperture at 3 o’clock and a small seconds hand at 6 o’clock.

These Equinoxe models are the latest in a legacy of timepieces, especially developed for women.  Featuring fine materials and a Swiss-made movement – a mark of quality and precision – these new additions honour the tradition of French watchmaking craftsmanship upheld by the brand since 1947.




. 316L stainless steel

. sapphire crystal

. diameter: 28 or 34 mm

. water-resistant to 50 metres



. silvered, sunray guilloché and circular brushed finish on the flange

. Roman numerals

. date aperture at 3 o’clock (Midi)

. small seconds at 6 o’clock (Midi)



. hours, minutes (Mini)

. hours, minutes, date and small seconds (Midi)


Strap: Gold shimmer leather

Movement: Swiss-made quartz (Ronda)

Battery life: 54 months

Recommended Retail Price:          . 28 mm watch:         £290 / €295

. 34 mm watch:         £315 / €350

Inspiration Self-Wind Watch – Inspired by Time

A three-hand model with date is the latest addition to the Inspiration collection launched in 2017 to mark the 70th anniversary of Michel Herbelin French Watchmaking Studio. Powered by a self-winding movement, this new timepiece is true to the 1950s design while its green dial gleams with modern-day élan. Exuding classic style with a contemporary edge, the Inspiration Self-Winding will appeal to fashionistas and connoisseurs alike.

Inspiration model 1647/AP16BR

Heir to 1950s elegance

Tapping into the aesthetic of the first timepieces created by Michel Herbelin in the last century, Inspiration Self-Winding is housed in a polished stainless steel case (40 mm) with rounded contours that extend into clean-lined lugs. The piece is accented with a ribbed, ball-shaped crown set with a black onyx. A slightly curved dial sits beneath a domed sapphire.

The three hands – hours, minutes and seconds in finely curved dagger shapes – are deployed against a deep green backdrop decorated with a brushed sunray pattern that reveals multiple nuances in the light. A trifle non-conformist in its colour, it tells the time accurately thanks to the clear layout of the minute track with silvered applique hour markers. Complemented with a discreet date aperture at 6 o’clock, the ensemble plainly marks the passage of time.

The appeal of a self-winding mechanical movement

French brand Michel Herbelin has chosen to power its latest vintage with a Swiss-made Sellita self-winding mechanical movement. This robust and reliable calibre, set with 26 jewels, oscillates at 28,000 vibrations per hour, and boasts a 38-hour power reserve. The movement is finished to an exacting level of detail; the Côtes de Genève pattern of the oscillating mass engraved “Michel Herbelin” can be admired through the transparent caseback. A delight for every aficionado of fine mechanisms. . .

Paired with a shiny brown patina leather strap, the Inspiration Self-Winding was designed, assembled, adjusted and inspected in the Michel Herbelin workshops, and is heir to seven decades of French watchmaking know-how rooted in the Jura mountains of France’s Franche-Comté region. Vintage-inspired yet timeless, this Inspiration watch perfectly captures the spirit of Michel Herbelin French Watchmaking Studio: an elegant design and a quality self-winding movement, at the right price. A sound investment that is sure to suit all styles.


Stainless steel 316L

Domed sapphire glass

Crown set with a black onyx

Diameter: 40 mm, thickness: 10.7 mm

Water-resistant to 30 metres


Curved pine green sunray

Silvered applique hour markers

Curved dagger-shaped hour, minute and seconds hands

Date aperture at 6 o’clock


Hours, minutes, seconds, date


Shiny brown patina leather


Swiss-made automatic (Sellita, SW-200 1 calibre)

28,800 vph, 26 jewels

38-hour power reserve


Reference: 1647/AP16BR

Recommended Retail Price: £765 / 850

The Power of Pink

“The color pink represents caring, compassion and love. The pink color stands for unconditional love and understanding, and is associated with giving and receiving care. Since pink is a combination of red and white, both colors add a little to its characteristics. It gets the lust for action from the red color, and the white color gives it an opportunity to achieve success and insight.” by Jacob Olesen 1.


Pink is back in a big way for the ladies-only Antarès watch with interchangeable strap by Michel Herbelin French Watchmaking Studio. With new straps in fuchsia, tropical and powder pink hues, fashionistas can update the look of their watch in a click and stay on top of the latest trends in spectacular style.

This fashion accessory watch is available in a rectangular, round or lyre shape, the steel case complementing the dainty design of the silvered dial with Roman numerals. In a palette of hot, bright and soothing pinks, these new straps show off a pop art aesthetic with sweet overtones. The Antarès reveals new looks time after time!

Michel Herbelin is an independent, family-owned watchmaking company committed to excellence and quality French craftsmanship. For three generations, the brand has created aesthetic timepieces at affordable prices with outstanding attention to detail – values that are demonstrated in the Antarès interchangeable strap watch.

Antarès with interchangeable strap

Case:                        . 316L stainless steel

. sapphire crystal

. rectangular: dimensions: 19.1 x 32.35 mm. Water-resistant to 30 m

. lyre: diameter: 30 mm. Water-resistant to 50 m

. round: diameter: 29 mm. Water-resistant to 50 m


. silvered with Roman numerals (rectangular and round)
. silvered sunray guilloché in the centre with Roman numerals (lyre)

Functions:               .hours, minutes

Strap:                       . fuchsia, orchid or powder pink leather interchangeable strap

Movement:             . Swiss quartz (Ronda)

. battery life: 54 months


COF.17048/01 (rectangular case)

COF.17447/08 (lyre shaped case)

COF.17443/01 (round case):

Interchangeable strap watch, sold in a box with an additional strap.


Prices from RRP £495        

- Additional single-loop interchangeable pink leather strap: RRP £80

- Additional double-loop interchangeable pink leather strap: RRP £110




Beige is the new black (unless the black is lace)

With just a month to go before the excitement of London Fashion Week (14th- 19th Feb), we take a look at what the industry are hinting will be the trends from the major fashion houses for the forthcoming SS19 season.

We all know that the looks launched on the catwalk dictate what we will eventually see on the high street and also in our homes.

These are a few the key looks teamed with our favourite Michel Herbelin watches!

Lace – Seen in a big way in Summer 2018, but now it seems you can wear it as a flash of texture or all over for maximum effect.  All over black looks seem to be given a more feminine touch with accents of lace, or used as features in accessories seen in the Christian Dior hat and wide belt below.



1 & 2. Alice McCall








Alexander Wang

3. Alexander Wang











4. Christian Dior









Team your lace look with the double layer dial City watch, (model 16915) for a nod to ageless feminine chic.

16915-69BL 16915-69GO 16915-PR69BL











Beige – No longer a colour for the safe or boring, it has been brought to the front of the fashion queue with the resurgence of the wardrobe stable, trench coat by Burberry.  This business attire essential has been feminised with the cinched in waist by Burberry, or adapted into a whole outfit by Max Mara below giving a safari chic look.




5. Burberry











6. Max Mara










The Antares Interchangeable COF 17048/89WSL with interchangeable straps is the essential accessory for the SS19 devotee. With beige and white straps, these gorgeous light hues can be integrated with darker winter colours to ease the wardrobe from winter to spring.

COF 17048-89WSL











Photo credits:

1&2. Alice McCall (photo credit

3. Alexander Wang (photo credit

4. Christian Dior (photo credit

5. Burberry (photo credit

6. Max Mara (photo credit