La Montre Hermès presents its two first manufacture movements which, alongside the “Grandes Heures” and “Le temps suspendu” complications, meet the high standards of fine craftsmanship and excellence demanded by a House with a watchmaking tradition that dates back to 1912.
One calibre has given rise to two exclusive movements measuring time in both the feminine and masculine worlds of the Arceau and Dressage collections. These movements stem from the ongoing cooperation between two Houses dedicated to excellence, Hermès and Vaucher Manufacture – of which the former has held a 25% stake in the latter’s capital since 2006.
The mechanical self-winding H1837 and H1912 movements drive hour, minute, seconds and date displays, depending on the version.
The dauphine hands are openworked, the applied hour-markers are sandblasted, the crown nestles closer to the case. While the case remains the same size, the opening diameter is 1.5 mm wider to provide a broader view of the more distinctly layered dial. The singular aesthetic of its bevelled tonneau-shaped silhouette is extended by lugs flowing smoothly into the case and ensuring a perfect curve. “Bridled” by a leather strap or metal bracelet, the case is inspired by Hermès’ equestrian roots. The new collection comprises ten different models.