In partnership with Michel Herbelin
It’s time to celebrate the end of 2020 and a new year ahead by pressing refresh on everything, including your personal style. We can’t think of a better way to do this than with Michel Herbelin’s new gold timepieces.
The iconic French Watchmaking Studio pioneered the versatile watch when it launched the now iconic Antarès with its interchangeable strap in 2007. Having continually evolved since then, it’s now been re-issued in a gorgeous ‘all gold’ edition, perfect for party season and beyond.
Not only will it make you embrace your inner glamour thanks to a steel with yellow gold PVD coating finish, but you’ll be able to create an infinite number of looks thanks to different case and dial options and an ingenious system that enables you to change the strap yourself.
The dial is the very definition of classic yet contemporary, with its rectangular shape and golden highlights. It comes in two different versions: the first, complete with silvered backdrop, features intricate ‘Clous de Paris’ guilloché in the centre, enhanced by four golden pyramidal hour markers at 6 and 12 o’clock.
The second is all about the glam. Adorned with real white mother-of-pearl, it also features four diamonds, discreetly placed at 6 and 12 o’clock. Both styles feature brightly shining Dauphine-style hands, enlivening the black Arabic numerals.
Now for the versatile bit. You might be choosing one watch, but there are so many different ways you can wear it thanks to the interchangeable straps that you might as well have bought a dozen.
Are you more of a minimalist at heart? Then the new link strap in steel with yellow gold PVD, skilfully woven from sensually curved cylinders, is for you. For a more classic aesthetic, choose camel (single or double wrap), or white iguana-effect mother-of-pearl.
While we can’t guarantee your usual party season, we can guarantee these will bring you a touch of French elegance. And that is timeless.
Prices start at £495. Available exclusively at retailers around the country or online at Michel Herbelin.