Michel Herbelin - Inspiration
by Michel Herbelin - 22/11/2017
For yesterday, today and tomorrow
The Michel Herbelin French Watchmaking Studio brings its 70th anniversary year to a close by inviting you to step back in time with its new watch for men, Inspiration. An elegant balance of tradition and modernity, it injects a contemporary spirit into the Maison’s watchmaking legacy.
Inspiration draws on watchmaking brand Michel Herbelin’s historic past, reviving the 1947-1950 style from the era that saw the brand’s beginnings. The rounded contours of the case accented with a ribbed, ball-shaped crown, the curved dial shielded under domed sapphire glass, and the Milanese strap are all distinctive details that commonly featured in watch designs of that era.
In contrast, the polished stainless steel of its case and the 40-mm diameter give a contemporary accent to its dial design. Functional and uncluttered, this face with its bright blue background makes it very easy to read the time. Baton hour markers alternate with Arabic numerals in a balanced arrangement on the simply laid out minute track, set off by the soberness of the circling hands with their luminescent coating. This measured design is enhanced by an extremely accurate small seconds counter that complements the large date aperture at 12 o’clock.
Driven by a Swiss-made quartz movement (Ronda), the Inspiration combines this mark of quality and reliability with the legacy of French watchmaking know-how. Like all the brand’s timepieces, this watch was conceived, designed, assembled, regulated and quality checked at the Michel Herbelin studios that have stood in the Jura mountains of the Franche-Comté region since 1947.
A subtle blend of past and present, this Michel Herbelin watch boasts a timeless aesthetic that means it will never go out of style.
Recommended Retail Price : 550 €