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Corniche Heritage Chronograph Steel/White
Complicated yet surprisingly straightforward. Dare we say it’s the best of two worlds?
With the new Heritage Chronograph, things are complicated in the best of ways thanks to the addition of their first-ever complication: Seiko’s renowned VK64 Hybrid Movement. And as looks matter too, you’ll find a stunning white dial and a perfectly sized 39mm case that together equal its intricate interior.
Inspired by the early days of racing, the new Heritage Chronograph is powered by an impressive engine of its own. In fact, the renowned VK64 Meca Quartz from Seiko is a so-called “hybrid movement” combining quartz technology with mechanical movements to form an engine that balances the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Whilst the timekeeping mechanism is essentially quartz, you’ll notice the “meca” part of the equation come into play every time you reset the chronograph. With components taken directly from Seiko's own in-house mechanical chronographs, the chronograph hands are disengaged from the quartz motor and are snapped back to zero, meaning you don't get that sweep back to zero that is representative for standard quartz chronos. Rather, you get a timepiece that combines the accuracy of quartz with the distinct look and feel of a mechanical chronograph. The central chronograph hands tick five times per second, just like movements of old.
All their watch cases feature a mix of carefully brushed and polished finishes, both capturing reflections beautifully. Paired with curved lugs, hand-applied polished markers and faceted hands, they produce a stunning silhouette full of surprises - including a wondrous play of light.
Corniche has a simple mission: to help people look great while keeping track of their most precious possession - time. Inspiration for Corniche’s elegant, minimalist design stems from the relaxed chic vibes associated with the Côte d’Azur, where the brand’s founders spent most of their summers. From its regular collections to the limited editions, Corniche strives to make the ordinary extraordinary and the everyday timeless.
Case size: 39mm
Case material: Stainless steel
Case back: Stainless steel
Movement type: Mechaquartz Seiko VK64
Dial: Black ceramic with hand-applied indices and tachymeter
Water resistance: 5ATM
Strap type: Leather
Strap material: Black alligator-embossed calfskin
Buckle: Deployant clasp
Warranty: 2 years