French watch brand Hegid presents Mirage collection, its new complete watch line since its Inaugural Series. This is the first comprehensive watchmaking creation of the brand’s new artistic director, Jerôme Coste.
Like its previous collections, Hegid’s new Mirage line makes use of the patented EVOL® system, which allows its mechanical watches to be transformed in a few seconds while preserving their precise watchmaking properties.
Inspired by the so called Wedge Design Italian cars of the 1970s, the Mirage watch features an aerodynamic body. It features a retro-futuristic design with its rounded corners and the frank lines of the chamfer surrounding it. As expected, Mirage features three fundamental parts of a typical Hegid timepiece: Carrure, Capsule and Bracelet.
Made from stainless steel, the Mirage Carrure wears a sharp octagonal silhouette. The brushed up satin finish on its surface matches perfectly with the polished crown and the other metallic details of the Mirage Capsule.
This Carrure assembles naturally with the other Capsules of the Maison from both mechanical and aesthetical considerations. Its aerodynamic curves and its robust bezel which is flush with the sapphire crystal glass offer a Coupé profile to this slender watch.
The Mirage Capsule hosts a radiant and sophisticated dial with fine sunburst finished surface, bright polished steel ‘stick’ hour markers and fine metal hands. It comes with two dial color options: Pearl grey or black. The hour and minute hands are embedded with luminescent material to ensure visibility even in the dark. The capsule houses a Swiss-made mechanical self-winding movement that provides a power reserve up to 40 hours.
The Mirage Capsule differs from that of the Inaugural Series by the appearance of an aperture indicating the date, a new second hand with the Hegid monogram and a new open-worked oscillating mass, marked with the Hegid signature: EVOLUTION. The capsule is water resistant up to 100 meters.
The Mirage Bracelet with quilted strands is inspired by the padded leather seats of the sports and grand touring cars of the 60s. The bracelets are made of lined nappa leather and are resistant to both sun and rain.
The Capsules, the Carrures and the Bracelets of the Mirage watches are produced in French workshops. The different elements that compose the Mirage can be acquired separately and adapted to the pre-existing Hegid watches, according to desires and needs.
Retail price of each Hegid Mirage watch is 3200 €. The watches included in the Hegid Mirage range are available for pre-order on hegid.com from July 6, 2020. The delivery is planned for September 2020. Mirage capsules, carrure and bracelets are also available for separate order on hegid.com and directly in stores from September 2020.
Model: Hegid Mirage
Swiss made automatic mechanical movement
Hour and date functions
Power reserve of 40 hours
100 meters water resistance
Anti-scratch, anti-reflective sapphire glass
Pearl grey or black dial, sun finishes
Luminescent hands and relief indexes
Quick and easy patented titanium EVOL fastener
Unit serial number engraved
Satin brushed finished stainless steel case
Diameter: 39.6 mm
Horn to horn: 45.2 mm
Quilted black or nut nappa leather bracelet
Offered natural rubber bracelet
“Flash” easy quick fastener
Steel Hegid pin buckle
The complete Mirage watch: 3200 €
Mirage Capsule: 2600 €
Mirage Carrure : 400 €
Mirage Bracelet: 200 €