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Herbelin’s Newport Héritage Chronograph enters the Time Race

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Remaining faithful to the Newport Héritage line, the new chronograph adopts the characteristic watchmaking hallmarks of the nineteen seventies.

The 42-mm 316L stainless steel case presents the cushion shape that was in-vogue at the time.

Alternating brushed and mirror-polished surfaces, it presents a Newport blue sunray dial protected by a double- sided domed sapphire crystal.

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Accentuating the mode’s ‘70s style, the counters positioned in a C shape stand out from the ensemble with their blued silver background.

Positioned at 6, 9 and 12 o’clock, they are dedicated to the small seconds with integrated date, 30 minutes, and 10 hour displays.

Activated by polished so-called “mushroom” push-buttons, the chronograph function is clearly identified by the bright red of the hands, echoing the colour of the central seconds hand.

This decidedly neo-vintage tri-compax chronograph is nevertheless identifiable as a Newport with its nautical inspiration.

The porthole-style bezel with its hexagonal socket-head screws is a strong reminder of this inspiration, as are the central lugs for the bracelet and the presence of an embossed steering wheel on the winding crown.

Water-resistant to 100 metres, the Newport Héritage chronograph is paired with a strap that is rounded in the middle, made from a highly resistant technical textile identical to that used for boat rigging.

Matching the dial with its blue colour with white double topstitching and red bar tacks, it adds the final sporty-chic touch to the model while subtly showcasing its French origins.

The timepiece is powered by a Swiss-made quartz chronograph movement (Ronda), guaranteeing precision to 1/10th second for 54 months.

Set afloat to enter the race of time, the Newport Héritage chronograph stands out with its strong personality while embracing 75 years of traditional French watchmaking expertise.

With its charismatic 1970s-inspired design and characteristic nautical heritage, the collection now presents a new timepiece: the Newport Héritage Chronograph. Precise to 1/10th second and water-resistant to 100 metres, this cutting-edge French-made sports watch combines performance with elegance.

It will retail for £675.

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