HERBELIN Newport Slim Skeleton Marks 75th Anniversary

HERBELIN Newport Slim Skeleton Marks 75th Anniversary

HERBELIN has produced an anniversary watch, the Newport Slim Skeleton in a numbered limited series of 500 pieces.

Inspired by the original model, first seen in 1988, the Newport Slim collection was completely reworked while retaining the essence of its nautical heritage, such as the central lugs and crown engraved with a ship’s wheel. It features a distinctive urban silhouette with a minimalist design with the Newport Slim Skeleton going further still, taking this stylistic exercise to the extreme.

The bezel, which had already lost its traditional screws, remains wide, but the Newport inscription has moved to the caseback.

Emblazoned with the new HERBELIN logo printed under the sapphire crystal for greater transparency, the ensemble is illuminated by the reflections of the polished finish of the stainless steel case. The latter is cut into three facets and presents a 42 mm diameter and a thickness of just 7.15 mm.

The entirely exposed manual-wound mechanical movement is pared back to the max. Given a modern, understated look by rhodium plating, its skeletonisation was specially designed for the French brand. Beating to the rhythm of its faceted and tapered black oxydised hands, the Sellita Swiss-made calibre is also visible through the transparent case back. Incorporating 19 jewels and oscillating at 28,800 beats per hour, it features a 45-hour power reserve.

Engraved on the back of the case with the number X/500, the Newport Slim Skeleton cultivates its difference through its contemporary architecture. Embracing the traditional French watchmaking expertise passed down from father to son since 1947, this limited-edition anniversary watch pays fitting tribute to 75 years of HERBELIN. The French brand is beginning a new chapter, looking ambitiously to the future while staying true to its origins, a true mark of quality and watchmaking expertise.

Technical Specifications:

Newport Slim Skeleton

REF: 1222SQ75

Case :
• polished 316L stainless steel
• 316L polished stainless-steel bezel
• sapphire crystal; transparent caseback with Newport engraving
• diameter: 42 mm; thickness: 7.15 mm
• water-resistant to 30 metres
• limited edition of 500 numbered pieces

Dial :
• skeletonised
• ring with rounded perforations that serve as hour markers
• faceted and tapered black oxydised Dagger-shaped hands

Functions :
• hours, minutes

Strap :
• alligator-printed black leather coated with a layer of rubber
• pin buckle

Movement :
• Swiss-made manually wound mechanical movement (Sellita, 111/2 SW-210 1 calibre)
• 28,800 vph, 19 jewels
• 45-hour power reserve

Price :
• SRP £1,650

For more information please visit HERBELIN

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