Tastefully complemented by polished and brushed surfaces, the 316L stainless steel cushion-shaped case (42 mm diameter) enhances the Newport blue sunray dial. Its very 70s large Day/Date aperture at 3 o’clock is reminiscent of a compass used for navigation. Slender red intersecting lines echoing the four compass points accurately coordinate the information. Located on the circular brushed flange is a clearly marked minute track with imposing faceted hour markers. Steel coloured with white luminescent coating, the latter match the hour and minute hands, powered by a red central seconds hand. Protected by a double-sided domed sapphire glass, the combination offers optimal readability accentuated by contrasting colours. While displaying certain hallmarks of vintage watch designs, this timepiece nevertheless remains faithful to the iconic features of the Newport collection, thanks to the strap’s central lugs, the porthole-style bezel adorned with five screws modelled on sailing boats windlasses and the ship's wheel stamped on the crown.
Michel Herbelin Newport Heritage Automatic 1764/42