BASELWORLD Sneak Preview: The Héritage Grande Automatique

von Guido Grohmann - 1 Feb, 2010

BASELWORLD Sneak Preview: The Héritage Grande Automatique

The Edition Héritage has always been the symbol for the NIVREL comeback in Saarbrücken back in 1993. When Gerd Hofer presented the first new models they all followed the same design pattern. Each model featured the same straight case lugs, the hobnail patterned dial (Clous de Paris), the screwed crown and blued steel hands. Until today, the Edition Héritage has a significant position within the complete NIVREL collection. For the new year 2010, some models have been subject to a facelift.

As the first newcomer of the year, NIVREL presents the Héritage Grande Automatique (Ref. N 112.001), being the bigger sister of the well-known Héritage Automatique (Ref. N 110.001). With a case diameter of 40 mm the new model is significantly bigger than ist predecessing model (36 mm). A major change can also be found on the inside of the watch. The new Héritage Grande Automatique features the new Swiss automatic calibre SOPROD A10 in a version that is fine finished exclusively for NIVREL.

Using a SOPROD calibre is the consequent continuation of a long tradition for NIVREL, because the cooperation with the Swiss movement specialist is based on a long-termed foundation. Many of NIVREL’s ETA-based complications have been realized in cooperation with SOPROD. The presentation of a timepiece that contains the first complete inhouse-movement by SOPROD therefore is a consequent and logical step in NIVREL’s strategy. By being the engine for the new Héritage Grande Automatique, the movement is in a place of pride within the complete NIVREL collection.