Friday, December 5, 2014

Hermès Dressage L'heure masquée Mechanical Watch

Hermès Dressage L'heure masquée Mechanical Watch

Time affords a permanent opportunity to make the “great escape” and to seize only the moments that truly count. The hour hand remains hidden beneath the constantly moving minute hand, solely deigning to appear at a deliberate press on a crown-integrated pushbutton. This fleeting apparition captures exclusively the moment in hand and vanishes as soon as the pressure is released – as too does the second time zone window display. Issued in gold or steel limited series of 500 and 1,000 respectively, this playful stage-setting is orchestrated by the ingenious interaction of the rack, pinion and gear trains. The hour cam releases from its hiding place the hand that dutifully appears to perform its role of pointing to the correct hour on the dial. The second time zone indication is directly driven by the base movement and adjustable via the pushbutton opposite the crown. In this entirely Manufacture-made composition, self-winding calibre H1925 is equipped with an exclusive patented module enabling it to play this uniquely personal musical score.

Hermès Dressage L'heure masquée Mechanical Watch

Movement
Mechanical self-winding, Manufacture Hermès H1925 calibre, "Time veiled" mechanism, 46 jewels, 28,800 vib/h, circular-grained and snailed main plate, satin-brushed bridges and oscillating weight adorned with the special Hermès decoration (H symbols), 45-hour power reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes, second time zone, “Time Veiled” function
Case
750 5N rose gold or steel, cushion shape, 40.5 x 38.4 mm Anti-reflective sapphire crystal, front and back Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar / 165 ft)
Dial
Opaline silvered with stamped central vertical guilloché motif Hands coated with Super-LumiNova Second time zone indication at 6 o’clock
Bracelet/strap
Matt havana alligator with folding clasp

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