Corniche Heritage Chronograph Bleu Ardoise Limited Edition
INTRODUCING THE LIMITED EDITION
HERITAGE BLEU ARDOISE CHRONOGRAPH
With the arrival of spring we had to bring back a watch in Blue and this year we chose a very sophisticated tone of Slate Blue for our Limited Edition Chronograph. The brand new Bleu Ardoise dial encapsulates its classic Arabic numerals and our beloved tachymetric scale with an addition of a contrasting pop of Highlight Orange on the dial, forming a perfect mix of sophistication and sportiness. Retained is its classic casing and mix of carefully brushed and polished stainless steel finishing, both capturing reflections beautifully.
Inspired by the early days of racing, the new Heritage 1945 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. We’d have it no other way.
“The central chronograph hands tick five times per second, just like movements of old. We’d have it no other way.”
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.
IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS
The dial of the Bleu Ardoise comes in a stunnning Slate Blue ceramic finish with stunning applied Arabic numerals and hands in steel with small details in Vivid Orange.
Like every Heritage Chronograph, the Bleu Ardoise also comes in a 316L stainless steel case in 39mm with a perfect ballance of brushed and polished finishes.
THE CASE BACK
The case back depicts the sun rising over the mountains above the Côte d’Azur coast.