The French watchmaking house of Michel Herbelin is celebrating the festive season in style with two watches for ladies as it dresses up its iconic Antarès watch in three interchangeable red straps. The red straps offer an eye-catching contrast with the timepiece’s glowing silver dial outfitted with Roman numerals. The watch is sold in a gift box with two straps and the third strap can be purchased separately. Also on the holiday menu is the gleaming gold and black Epsilon, minimalist but elegant the watch is available with a black leather strap or one coated in yellow gold. Both watches are water-resistant to 98 feet (30 meters).
In terms of watchmaking the world tends to think of Switzerland first but across the border in the French region of the Doubs, the manufacturing of timepieces is a tradition as well. Among the French watchmakers one finds the house of Michel Herbelin, which was founded in 1947, and today the house remains family-owned, with the third generation of the Herbelin family at its helm.
Nestled in the village of Charquemont in the Haut-Doubs in the heart of the high watchmaking region on the Franco-Swiss border, the house possesses its own design studios within its workshops where the timepieces are fashioned. The house’s Antarès watch with its interchangeable straps, which has been seen on the wrist of Brigitte Macron, the wife of the president of France, remains a classic.
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