Michel Herbelin Newport Automatic Chronograph Regatta: a limited edition for the Porquerolle’s Classic
After unveiling a skeleton version of the Herbelin Newport last month, Michel Herbelin pays tribute to the regattas of the Porquerolle’s Classic, stage of the “Spring Cup” which brings together the stars of the classic yachting for a navigation on the Mediterranean coasts with a new watch, the Newport Chronograph Automatic Regatta, declined in two models, each in limited edition.
A maritime show
The Porquerolle’s Classic Credit Photo – G. Clément
This large gathering of yachts of traditions offers a maritime show which gathers about fifty boats of exceptions for a race which takes place over three days. A real marathon nautical. The sailboats compete in three categories: the Marconi Period, the Auric Era, and the Marconi Classic, through coastal or built-type courses. A challenge that will bring together for the first time the three major regattas of the “Spring Cup”, namely the sails of Antibes, the Porquerolle’s Classic, and the Sails of the Old Port in Marseille. The winners will have the privilege of winning a watch from the Newport collection, hand-delivered by the PD-G group, Pierre-Michel Herbelin.
A watch dedicated to skippers
Michel Herbelin Newport Regatta Automatic Credit Photo – Michel Herbelin
This watch comes in two models, one with a vertical blue brushed dial on a white bracelet limited to 100 copies, and a blue dial with a blue bracelet limited to 150 copies. These watches have been specially designed for skippers, since they have a countdown to visualize the pre-race time, very useful not to cross the starting line without penalties. This tri-compax chronograph can count up to 12 hours, and can calculate its average speed of movement over a given distance from 60 to 400 km / h. This Newport is in the tradition of the previous models, with its 43.5 mm diameter steel case, whose codes are part of the tradition of this model, recognizable by the five screws of the bezel, which reminds the shape a winch.