Corniche Heritage 40 Review

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Jacky Chou

The Corniche Heritage 40 is an interesting model from the house of Tissot. The watch features a stainless steel case, analog display and automatic movement. This particular model has been around for some time now but it still manages to look modern with its round silver dial complemented by three golden hands on each side which denote hours, minutes and seconds respectively.

The "corniche heritage 40 price" is a watch that has been designed by the company Corniche. The watch comes in 40mm and 45mm sizes. It also has an automatic movement, so it can be worn every day.

A great dress watch is always welcome in my collection, and the Corniche is the ideal example.

Naturally, I was thrilled when Corniche approached me about evaluating one of their watches. This watch has been featured on other websites, and I've always thought it's gorgeous. I'm pleased to report that my own experience with it is extremely consistent with the impression it conveys.

Corniche is a company that illustrates what it's like to follow your goals and do something you love, yet it has quite modest beginnings. The Heritage 40's intriguing backstory gives the watch, which is indisputably stunning, some personality. In fact, it may be just as fascinating as the watch itself.

Technical Information for the Men’s Heritage 40 by Corniche

  • Heritage 40 (Rose Gold/Cream White) model number
  • MSRP: $365
  • 40mm case diameter
  • Different Models: View the whole assortment here.
  • Miyota 2025 quartz movement
  • No complications
  • Estimated power reserve: 2-4 years
  • 5 atm, 50m, or 165 feet of water resistance
  • Sapphire crystal material

Corniche Heritage 40 Aesthetics & Design

The Heritage 40 is presented in a wonderful way; it is clear that much thought and care was put into the watch's materials, design, and presentation.

The box that you get it in is of a high caliber and has a piano-black finish. My Longines Master Collection Moonphase arrived in a package fairly similarly to this, and Corniche closely resembles the feel and style of similar-quality Longines watches. The stunning rose gold and cream dial is seen when the box is opened; the blue hands pop off the face and shine brilliantly against such a polished background.

The Heritage 40 has a ton of polish, to speak of. Highly polished bezel and caseback reflect light evenly as it moves around the case. The deployment clasp, which has Corniche letters etched on it, also has a polished finish. A small but welcome contrast is created by the brushed case sides and lugs.

The Heritage 40, in my opinion, truly demonstrates how well anything created with care and devotion can appear with a style that easily seems twice or three times its MSRP. The two-handed dial deviates from the norm, and that little but important change gives the watch a distinctive appearance among watches of this cost and calibre.

It is also quite thin and tucks in well beneath shirt cuffs. Its engraved crown serves as a further reminder of the attention to detail that went into the Heritage 40's side profile, which is attractive and understated.

The Heritage 40 is comfortable to wear on the wrist. Its slim shape and light but not too light weight make it pleasant to wear as well. It was on my wrist for hours without making me feel stressed or tired; it was undoubtedly a great everyday wearer.

Build quality of the Corniche Heritage 40

When I magnify a watch, I often find minor flaws, and the Heritage 40 exhibits a couple of its own on the blue hands. These flaws are visible as two little white specks on the minute hand. I can't say that I would allow their existence stop me from buying it, but you can't and won't notice them without using a zoom lens.

Crystal, Case, & Dial

Sapphire is the material of choice for Corniche, and I am enthused with their decision. There was a time when finding a sapphire crystal on a sub-$500 watch was rare; today you can find sapphire on affordables, such as the Hastings & Co. Heritage Edition, the Castle Corbel, and here on the Heritage 40.

The cream-colored dial is well-constructed, with all the markings well aligned and devoid of flaws. The dial's high-quality printing includes logo, model details, and the outside ring. Except for two tiny white specks that can only be seen with a powerful camera, the dial is devoid of craftsmanship flaws or inferior materials.

The argument is sound and well-made once again, as is the case. Although rose gold's polish might be temperamental, there are no such issues present here. The case's polished and brushed components provide a great appearance.

Strap & Clasp

The strap of choice for this model is brown crocodile-grain leather, and Corniche has decided to employ a rose gold deployment clasp with it. Given that the strap Corniche has supplied is definitely not low-class, I'm delighted Corniche decided to employ a deployment clasp since I love how they protect the leather.

It just took an hour or two of wearing the strap before it became loose and relaxed around my wrist. The strap is comfy and soft, if a touch stiff at first. On its underside, it feels opulent, and that opulence translates into hours of pleasant wear.

Occasionally, deployment clasps may be clumsy (the one that came with the Jazzmaster Auto Chrono loves to sporadically and seldom pop open), but this one is reliable. The deployment clasp complements the caliber and design of the rest of the watch and is safe when closed and robust enough to withstand most testing it may face.

Information about the Miyota 2025 Quartz Movement

Affordable watches often use quartz mechanisms. The Miyota 2025 has been selected by Corniche in this instance. Hour and minute hands are the only features of this quartz movement, which has a battery life of around 3 years.

When evaluated using, I found a variance of +3 seconds every 10 days, which is within the movement's accuracy range of +/- 20 seconds each month as stated by Miyota. Based on extrapolation, +9 seconds each month is well within specification (and outshines just about any automatic watch made today).

I haven't examined any watches that employ the Miyota 2025 prior to the Heritage, so I can't speak to its dependability personally. Since Miyota quartz movements are typically recognized as being dependable and accurate overall, and since I've had the Heritage for three weeks, it's been wonderful, I anticipate the movement within to keep up well given simple maintenance of the watch.

Setting the Heritage 40: A Guide

  • Pull the crown to the furthest point to set the time (position 2). To set the time, turn the crown.

The Heritage 40 Is a Work of Art by Corniche.

When evaluating the value a watch delivers, I consider a number of factors, including the materials used, the price point, the overall fit and finish, and how it stacks up against the competition in those categories. Although the price of $365 USD for a quartz watch is not cheap, it is also not excessive for a watch of this caliber.

I get more knowledge about what makes a watch unique with each new watch I evaluate. The Heritage 40 stands apart from similar watches in a variety of small but effective ways, such as the dauphine hands' modest tapering at the ends or the polished tree's contrast with the brushed caseback. Detail-oriented work is important, and Corniche has done an outstanding job on the specifics in this case in every quantifiable way.

The Heritage 40, which is a quartz wristwatch and a distinctive timepiece that is an unusual but welcome addition to a collection, in my opinion delivers excellent value. I know it does for me.

Jacky Chou

Jacky Chou is the co-founder of Uberwrists and has gotten into watches from his father from a young age. His first watch was a black G Shock that was comedically large for his wrist. He appreciates watches from Seiko to a Patek Philippe.

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