Michel Herbelin

All Michel Herbelin pieces are French-designed with precision Swiss Movements, offering a wide range of models that meet all requirements, both sporty and classic. Clean lines, elegance and attention to detail are the cornerstones of Michel Herbelin design. Creating models that reflect the ever-changing nature of watch making trends, and collections that embrace the imagination and emotion, Michel Herbelin pieces are as unique as the people that wear them. 

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Michel Herbelin

Superior Quality Michel Herbelin Watches for Sale in South Africa

French Designed Precision

Michel Herbelin Watches are among the most stylish and luxurious accessories in the world and they are certainly a great addition to any watch collection. Made using precise techniques and from nothing but the best materials, a Michel Herbelin watch is a statement piece designed to last a lifetime.

The Topwatch team is proud to offer a variety of Michel Herbelin watches for sale in South Africa.

Michel Herbelin is a company that is passionate about their creative approach and their attention to detail to watch manufacturing. A family owned company, this watch brand has been in operation since 1947 and has been inspired by the ideas and creativity of at least 3 generations that have contributed to the growth of the company.

The History of Michel Herbelin Watches

This watch brand was founded by Michel Herbelin. Living and working in the French watchmaking capital of Charquemont, Herbelin’s parents originally intended for their son to take over their business, but he had watch making day dreams.

He went against the wishes of his parents and studied watchmaking. After a few years spent practicing his craft at a local watch factory, he was not happy with the fact that the watches he was making were not able to live up to his high standards. As such he was inspired to create his own brand of watches which would aim to restore the honour and the quality of French watchmaking tradition.

His first watch was manufactured in his parent’s house in Charquemont, when he was 26 years old. This first watch was christened “IMPEC”, a name he chose to tell people about his goal to create stylish watches that worked just as they should. He wanted to create IMPECcable watches.

During these early days, he worked with both Swiss and French suppliers, those based in the Charquemont area. Using his skills and their supplies, he could provide his customers with an array of stunning watches that soon gained a fantastic reputation.

Up until 1965, the brand had simply been known as IMPEC. But after the success the brand enjoyed, it underwent a name change and became Michel Herbelin.

Keeping it in the family

Michel Herbelin inspired generations of his family to take up watchmaking. The brand has been on the move for the past 40 years, and his two sons joined him in his passion for making watches of the highest calibre.

In the 1980’s, Michel Herbelin found itself in competition with the growing Quartz brand. Instead of going along with the general consensus that the French watchmaking world would be suffering a blow, Michel Herbelin’s sons saw it as an amazing opportunity to unleash their creativity and to be challenged to grow the brand.

And it paid off. Today, Michel Herbelin is a brand that is still in the family and it is as popular as ever.

Michel Herbelin Watch Collections

Some of the most famous watch collections from this brand include the Trophy, the Newport, the Cap Camarat, the Cable, the Scandinave, the 5th Avenue, the Antares, and the Art Deco. Each of these are a great representation of the sophistication of this iconic watch brand.

Topwatch offers new and pre-owned Michel Herblin watches for sale in South Africa online. 


Frequently Asked Questions:

How much is the cheapest Michel Herbelin?

The cheapest Michel Herbelin watch starts at just over R3000. It is the Michel Herbelin MEHAREE and it is a fairly basic watch.

How much is a genuine Michel Herbelin watch?

A genuine Michel Herbelin watch starts at just over R3000 but can go up to R50 000 and more. The price you end up paying is going to be determined by the type of watch you choose to buy.

Are Michel Herbelin worth the money?

They most definitely are worth the money. These watches are manufactured using some of the best watchmaking materials and that, along with the famous brand name, gives these watches a long and valuable lifespan.

What is the hardest Michel Herbelin to get?

Any of the Michel Herbelin watches that are featured in the exclusive or limited range are considered to be the rarest watches. The limited editions will usually include features such as diamonds or an intricate design that is only used on one or two watches.

Which Michel Herbelin should I buy?

The one that you buy should be the one that you most desire. It should also be the kind of watch that suits your needs and your personality. One of the most commonly bought Michel Herbelin watches is the Michel Herbelin Newport.

How long will a Michel Herbelin last?

A Michel Herbelin watch can last a really long time so long as the watch is kept in a good condition and consistently serviced. Ideally, your watch should be given and annual service and a good polish every now and then to ensure that it keeps its shine. 

How do I tell if my Michel Herbelin is real?

There are a few ways that you can tell if your Michel Herbelin watch is real:

·        The watch should have an engraving on the watch back.

·        The font used on the watch face should be neat and inline. There should also be no spelling mistakes.

·        You can make sure that you only buy your watch from a reputable dealer.

·        The watch movements should be smooth and easy, while the watch hands should not lag.

Should I buy a new or used Michel Herbelin?

This is a personal choice. A new Michel Herbelin watch is going to be more expensive but you can be certain then that you are the only one to have ever owned it, while a second hand watch is a lot cheaper, and if bought from a reputable dealer, it should look as good as new.

What is the most wanted Michel Herbelin?

The most desirable Michel Herbelin watch is the Michel Herbelin Newport. This is a stunning timepiece and it is more than able to meet your expectations and look absolutely stylish, no matter what the occasion is.

How much is Michel Herbelin service cost?

The cost of a service depends entirely on where you will be having the watch serviced. If you are having your service done at a Michel Herbelin branch then you can expect to pay out more than if you took it to a reputable dealer to have it serviced. Whatever you do, make sure that you have done your research about the company you’d like to use or ask the company you’ve bought the watch from who they’d recommend.

How can I tell the year of my Michel Herbelin?

The easiest way to tell the year of the watch is to ask the seller or to check the authenticity certificate.

Do Michel Herbelin watches need maintenance?

Yes they do need maintenance and ideally, you should have your watch serviced every year. These watches, when kept in a great condition, won’t need much attention to keep them working just as they should.

Do Michel Herbelin watches hold their value?

Yes they do. These watches, given their brand name and the way in which they have been manufactured using the very best materials, ensures that the watch will hold its value for a really long time.

Do Michel Herbelin watches come with a certificate of authenticity?

Yes they do. Make sure that you ask your dealer for the certificate. 

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