The Corniche Story
THE CLASSIC WATCH
Discover the world of Corniche.
All our watches comes delivered with an outer box, a piano lacquered presentation box, an owner’s manual and a certificate.
We’ve combined a long-lasting love for watches with a strong belief that luxury and versatility doesn’t have to be compromised. Hence, our mission is simple.
To help people look great keeping track of their most
precious possession: their time.
We find our inspiration in our roots - namely the Côte d'Azur. After all, this is where we spent countless childhood summers, living in Sanary Sur Mer, a small village on the coast of Provence. Like many before us, we fell in love with its rocky coastline, the smell of ancient pine trees and the warm
evening air filled with the chi-chi-chi of crickets. F. Scott
Fitzgerald described it as a playground with a fairy blue sea. Coco Chanel sunbathed here aboard the Duke of
Wellington's yacht. Even the Parisians stay for the summer – and they’re never wrong about anything.
And we, well, we were just kids. But we kept coming back.
“...And we, well, we were just kids. But we kept coming back.”
One of our main goals have always been to put the customer first, not only by having a customer service that is way above anything in our class but also to have an online
shopping experience that is smoother than any other.
Since our launch, we’ve endeavoured to make the ordinary extraordinary and the everyday timeless.
As our legacy continues, we hope that our love of quality timepieces can meet and inspire your very own story - just the way it did for us.
WHAT’S A CORNICHE?
The French word "Corniche", which translates into something like a "cliff road", describes many of the beautifully mountainous routes that you'll find along the French Riviera. The three most scenic ones follow the coastline from Nice to Menton: the Grande Corniche, the Moyenne Corniche and the Corniche
Inférieure. In fact, the views are so dramatic you might actually end up in the Mediterranean if you're not careful. Oh, and you know that little village where we spent our childhood summers? Well, our house just so happened to sit on Avenue de la Corniche.
NUMBER OF COUNTRIES
We’re proud to say that we have sold watches to 128 countries worldwide to this date.
DAYS SINCE WE STARTED CORNICHE
August 16, 2013 was the first day we released our first watch. It was named the Mistral 40 and had Roman numerals on the dial.
MODELS IN THE HERITAGE COLLECTION
We currently offer Six Heritage 40 and five Heritage 36 models in the current collection.
A HANDFUL OF OUR
Below we’ve collected the stories that make up our history - from the limited-edition
timepieces that we produce - to other highlights. We hope that you’ll find it inspiring.
THE LIMITED EDITION
HERITAGE 40 ROQUEBRUNE
We’ve always been inspired by the things, people and places we admire, so fo the limited edition Roquebrune Nº1 we decided to travel back to our roots. To the warm smell of pine trees, the calming chi-chi-chi of singing crickets, and Roquebrune-Cap-Martin - one of our favourite spots along the Côte d’Azur. Situated between Monaco and Menton, its mixture of pittoresque old charm and nouveau riche is the perfect personification of the French Riviera. Limited Edition of 399 watches.
THE LIMITED EDITION
HERITAGE 40 PALOMA BEACH
This watch celebrated and partnered with one of our favourite places on earth, Paloma Beach. Situated on Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and named after the daughter of Pablo Picasso, this lovely little refuge has offered
pristine waters and delicious food since 1948. Best of all, even though it’s surrounded by the giant villas of the nouveau riche, it has still managed to retain its laid-back family feel year after year. Limited Edition of 499 watches.
THE LIMITED EDITION
HERITAGE 40 VISAGE Nº2
The second family member in the Visage family featured a brand new watch face, sporting a lighter and more fresh look than its older brother. Azure blue hues encapsulates its classic arabic numerals and minute indicator, forming the perfect mix of sophistication and sportiness. Limited edition to 399 pieces.