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The Heritage 40 is fitted with a sapphire crystal with a diameter of right around 34mm, which is of good size for a dress watch at 40mm in overall case diameter. The specifications do not mention whether the crystal includes an Anti-Reflective (AR) coating but I anticipate that the model may include an interior AR based on how I had minimal difficulty with glare when photographing the watch. Beneath the crystal is a beautiful white ceramic dial, adding to the overall elegant appearance of the model. Very limited branding is present on the watch dial above and below center dial providing a clutter free overall appearance. All of the high polished hour markers are hand applied, adding a level of detail and flair, as well as, corresponding perfectly to the case finishing. Finishing off the stunning dial is a blued dauphine handset that just pops up against the white ceramic dial.

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The case back is held in place by (6) six flathead screws. The case back has general specification information etched around the central portion about the watch model that is typical of many case backs. Corniche case backs will also include the etching of a Mediterranean pine tree near the center. Beneath the case back is a Miyota 2025 quartz movement. I am not familiar with this particular movement but can report that the movement has been spot on accurate since arrival. If I could pick one aspect to improve upon with the Heritage 40, it would be the desire to see this exact model house a Miyota 9015 automatic movement or something comparable.

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How does Corniche finish off such an elegant looking timepiece? The Heritage 40 comes with a great looking croco-pattern black leather strap which is a perfect compliment to the case finishing and dial features. Most dress watches, from my past experiences, consist of 20mm lugs, however, the Heritage 40 measures 22mm at the lugs. The strap tapers to 20mm near the tail and buckle. The strap is a significant 4mm thick near the lugs tapering to slightly over 2mm at the tail. The strap is finished off with a high polished push button dual deploy buckle that is signed with the Corniche brand name.

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Overall, I strongly believe that the Heritage 40 from Corniche is a fantastic watch and a solid value. The case finishing on the watch alone is outstanding and when you add in the other quality features of this model such as the sapphire crystal, applied markers, and a ceramic dial, it will rival any dress watch in this price category. In the recent past, Gear Patrol published an article on thin watches for men ranging from the affordable to the not so affordable. When the article was published, the Heritage 40 had obviously not yet been released. However, I firmly believe, at 9mm in overall thickness, the Heritage 40 would satisfy quite a bit of the criteria discussed in their article and would be a great ultra-thin watch option for many, especially those of us on a budget or unable to drop significant coin on other watch brands. I would like to thank Corniche for working with WatchReport.com on arranging this review and each of you for reading. Please take a moment to view the brief video presentation included with the review and subscribe to the WatchReport.com YouTube channel. I look forward to your thoughts and comments as always.




 

Michael Wolfe has been a watch fan for years. Michael has been developing his watch review techniques over the past 4-5 years. His true passion involves reviewing dive watches in any price category, but also enjoys stepping out and reviewing other watch styles from time to time. Michael is developing a reputable following and solid reputation for the insight he provides through his reviews. When Michael isn't immersed in a watch review, his other interests include following college athletics and spending time with his family.

17 Comments

  1. I recently had this watch on my wrist. It is a nice one and looks pretty good. In my opinion the dial is a bit to “boring”. But overall, for about 400$, of course a good choice

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  2. How is it powered?

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  3. The watch has a quartz movement .
    It is pronounced corneesh. Corn- eee – sh. The e on the end is not sounded …it is French ! It is the same as the Rolls Royce car name
    I have a Bota watch from Germany ..very nice with a dual time single hand feature …so I know the time for my brother in CA. I am in UK

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  4. I have this watch, looks good but after only two months of use my bracelet broke. The funny thing is nobody is available from the “customer” support of Corniche Watches and noobdy answers emails. Wouldn’t buy this watch again because of the bad customer support ….

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    • Hi, did u get in touch with the customer service so far?

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    • The Miyota 2025 is a $6.00, no jewels movement.

      I’d expect more considering the price of the watch.

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  5. Greetings.

    We would first of all like to thank WatchReport for conducting this review.

    In addition to this we would like to say that we work very hard to keep all our customers satisfied and often replace parts even though the warranty has expired. In this case, one e-mail had slipped through and we have contacted Vadim to solve the matter.

    For further questions, please contact us at info@cornichewatches.com.

    Team Corniche

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    • Why are you not replying to my emails regarding returns and the process

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  6. I just bought a Corniche Watch and am very disappointed. The spring that holds the leather strap to the clasp broke before I could even try the watch on for the first time. Also, the box my watch came in is even broken. The locking mechanism does not work so the top can just flop around. Nothing good to say at all about the watch. I will be looking to return the watch.

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    • Have you returned yours and if so how did u do it. As corniche are not replying to my messages

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    • We would first of all like to thank WatchReport for conducting this review.

      In addition to this we would like to say that we work very hard to keep all our customers satisfied and often replace parts even though the warranty has expired.

      For further questions, please contact us at info@cornichewatches.com.

      Team Corniche

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  7. I recently purchased a watch from Corniche for my boyfriend, and the band is too large. They do not have the return instructions listed on the website, and have not responded to my emails or message. Does anyone have the return instructions? This company’s customer service is horrible!

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  8. Hello everyone. I’m sorry to hear that anyone is having issues with any brand. But please keep in mind, this is a watch review site. We reviews many brands and have no affiliation with Corniche and reviewed the watch we were sent. If you have issues with your watch or service, I suggest contacting Corniche directly by email or maybe social media such as their Facebook page. There is nothing we at Watchreport can do with any issues you have with the brand or watch.
    Thank you all.

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  9. They totally helped me out. I guess I was being eager that’s all

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  10. Poor Customer Service. The company advertises their watches as both water-resistant and waterproof. They are not. I changed out my leather band for a nylon one so I would never have to take off my watch again: I loved my watch. I jumped in my salt water pool with it and now the watch facehas salt water inside of it. The watch is completely ruined. Watch is literally 2 months outside of Warranty. Customer Service tried to offer a menial discount on buying another new Corniche—I just spent over $400 on a brand-new high-quality Swiss watch—your product malfunctions and you want your customer to pay more money?! That’s not a solution.
    Guess I should not have expected my waterproof watch to be waterproof and to last more than a year.

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    • @Eric P, are you sure it’s even Swiss? Nowhere do the mentioned country of manufacture, which leads me to think it’s made in China. With some digging, I found out you can get something very similar if not the same on Alibaba for $12-24USD with a minimum order of 300units.

      Just to be clear, I’m not saying product made in China is inherently of poor quality, as they are most certainly not, but it appears in this case Corniche has little input on the design or quality control of the product leaving the factory. It would be great if Corniche can clarify the situation.

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    • In my opinion the customer service is one of the best I ever experienced. I had a small problem with my strap and they sent me a replacement the same day. I now have three watches from Corniche Watches and I’m super satisfied.

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