Hegid Laboratoire Darwin, Evolution Naturelle - Hegid

Hegid Laboratoire Darwin, Natural Evolution

Hegid Laboratoire Darwin, Natural Evolution

Hegid, French Maison of Evolutive Watchmaking, is expanding its Laboratoire collection.

The brand's classic line is now extended with a new version: after the Laboratoire Clandestin watch, here comes the Laboratoire Darwin.

The seductive Art Deco lines of the Laboratoire Carrure were influenced by the refined watches of the "Années Folles". This was an intense era of progress, the world was accelerating at the exalted tempo of Jazz. At this time, brigands and bankers were competing in elegance with their three-piece suits made by Master-Tailors, while watches were challenging themselves on the field of precision in advanced observatories. With the Laboratoire watches, Hegid revives a universal classic.

The very idea of evolution is at the heart of the Hegid Maison. It comes to life thanks to the patented system that allows the watch to adapt to any change and thus ensure its survival in our heart. It was therefore quite natural to pay tribute to the author of the adaptive evolution theory with this new version, more raw and wild. Therefore, we named it the Laboratoire Darwin .

The latest livery for adventurers is distinguished by a satin finish. The fine brushing of her steel body prepares her for the vagaries of adventure, and makes her ideal for Hors-les-Murs escapades. Necessarily discreet and resistant, its cocoa-colored Nubuck leather bracelet becomes patinated through the experiences and at the contact with elements.

We imagined it made to go out and meet the wildlife, on the wrist of all-road scientists. Naturalist researchers looking for new biological discoveries in the green paradises of primary forests, or on a mission to list the flora and fauna of these white areas. These heroes who discover the secrets of living ecosystems ensure the conservation of our biodiversity.

The Laboratoire Darwin is dressed with the Chocolate Dial of the "Inaugural Series Capsule", imagined as a timeless version of the dressed watch. The design of the indexes takes the side of sobriety for more refinement and with the intention that this first Hegid capsule can make an alliance in all harmony with the different Carrures of the catalog, with very distinct styles.

Like the Capsules and Carrures, Hegid leather Bracelets are produced in French workshops in a responsible way.

With its patented invention, Hegid has developed an exceptionally qualitative mechanical watch, which has the power to visually change according to the desires and needs, in order to never get bored. In seconds and without any tools, the timepiece is transformed. The watch is decomposed into three parts which can be purchased separately :

  • the Capsule, the heart of the watch containing its precise mechanical movement, which, once purchased, will accompany the wearer for decades ;
  • the Carrure, the body of the watch which can give a sporty as well as a dressed shape ;
  • the Bracelet, the dress of the watch which is the stylistic or practical touch.
Hegid Laboratoire Nomade
Hegid Laboratoire Darwin. Set price : 2800 €.
Retro Inaugural Series Capsule + Laboratoire Darwin Carrure + Courage Bracelet


Inaugural Series Capsule (2400 €) :

  • Swiss Made automatic mechanical movement ;
  • 40 hours power reserve ;
  • 100 meters depth waterproofness (screwed crown, tube and bottom) ;
  • Anti-scratch and anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass ;
  • Embossed dial with luminescent hands and indexes ;
  • Quick and easy patented titanium "Capslock" fastener ;
  • Unit serial number engraved.

Laboratoire Darwin Carrure (300 €) :

  • Brushed satin stainless steel case ;
  • Brushed finishes with satin screws ;
  • Diameter: 38.5 mm ;
  • Horn to horn length: 47 mm.

Courage bracelet (100 €) :

  • Cocoa Nubuck leather bracelet with Ecru stitching ;
  • Offered natural rubber bracelet ;
  • "Flash" easy quick fastener ;
  • Pin buckle.


About Hegid:

Hegid is a young French company which invented a dressing complication for mechanical watchmaking. Designed from the best materials, with reliable mechanics which has already been proved by major watchmaking Maisons, Hegid watches are made to last for generations. They can also be easily transformed, in a few seconds, to adapt to desires and situations. After purchasing a Hegid watch, anyone can upgrade it with a new carrure, a new capsule or a new bracelet. Created under the guidance of the brand's artistic director, Jerôme Coste, Hegid elements are then a ready-made idea for a gift, and each new element multiplies the number of possible combinations. If every collector is unique as a person, his watch must also be unique. Between the French precision industry and the Swiss movements, most of the manufacturing takes place within a few kilometers, between Besançon and La Chaux-de-Fonds, the world heart of Watchmaking. The requirement in production, the mastery of know-how and the independence of the brand allow Hegid to offer watches of exceptional quality at a competitive price. At a time when our flexibility to adapt is required, the Hegid Maison responds : "Make your Evolution". Make your Evolution, whether in the head or on the wrist.

Hegid watches are available on hegid.com and at authorized retailers.


Further information :

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Press contacts : Elsa Salmon et Guillaume Salmon, press@hegid.com.

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