Game, set, and Herbelin!

The Open 6ème Sens is taking place in Lyon from 28 January to 5 February. This is the second largest women’s tennis tournament after Roland-Garros. Herbelin is the event’s official chronometer for the first time. The French brand celebrates by providing three watches from the Newport Skeleton collection to offer the winners.

By Chloé Redler

Herbelin, official chronometer of the tournament

The women’s tennis tournament Open 6e Sens is taking place from 28 January to 5 February 2023.

French watchmaking brand Herbelin is the official chronometer of the women’s tennis event Open 6e Sens, taking place over eight days. Once again, the WTA international circuit makes a stopover in Lyon, at the Palais des Sports de Gerland. The best players worldwide are competing, among which Caroline Garcia and Alizé Cornet. The trophy will share the stage with the Newport Skeleton watches, the latest from the collection by Herbelin, offered to the winners of the singles and doubles finals.

Tennis player Caroline Garcia, ambassador of the tournament, is ranked 4th worldwide.

The Open 6ème Sens – Métropole de Lyon is a great opportunity to boost our international standing. As ladies’ watches make up 50% of our sales, this new partnership makes sense with our strategy. The brand shares common values with tennis: precision, discipline, elegance. We are proud to be the official chronometer of this fourth edition and will be happy to offer the winners the new automatic Newport Skeleton.”

Maxime Herbelin, marketing director and grandson of founder Michel Herbelin.

A remarkable watch for outstanding players

The gent version of the Newport Skeleton won a La Montre de l’Année 2022 award in the €1,001-€2,000 category. It is now available as a 35mm ladies’ model. Granted, the original 42mm edition was already a great fit for smaller wrists. However, the achievement here is the detailed openwork on such a small piece. Like an open book, this steel model reveals the cogs of its automatic calibre, with a 42-hour power reserve. The lace-like, mechanical marvel can be worn by the finalists in the locker room or in the city.

Lovers of unique mechanical pieces are sure to be drawn to the Newport Skeleton by Herbelin.

Price: €1,999

Technical specifications:

Boîtier en acier inoxydable 316L poli
Lunette en acier inoxydable 316L poli
Verre saphir
Fond transparent
Diamètre de 35 mm
Étanche jusqu’à 100 mètres
Cadran squeletté
Index bâtons recouverts de matière luminescente
Aiguilles des heures et des minutes en acier avec traitement luminescent, aiguille des secondes en acier
Fonctions : heures, minutes, secondes
Bracelet en acier inoxydable
Boucle déployante avec bouton-poussoir
Mouvement mécanique à remontage automatique (Sellita, calibre 11 ½ SW210-1)
28 800 a/h, 19 rubis
Réserve de marche de 42 heures


To celebrate the occasion, we also reached out to Jean-Louis Maier, another partner of the women’s tennis event and a well-known figure in Lyon, who said:

Herbelin and maison Maier are fellow partners of the Open 6e Sens in Lyon. Our champion, Caroline Garcia, 4th player worldwide, winner of the WTA Finals in 2022, a Lyon woman through and through, is the popular favourite. Maier is a longtime distributor of Herbelin watches, a high-quality French brand with a multitude of best-sellers.”

Jean-Louis Maier



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