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Monday, September 17, 2012

Hermes Dressage Watch

Hermes Dressage Watch Gold
Time marches on at Hermès which modernises its Dressage watch. Created by Henri d'Origny in 2003, the aesthetic is more contemporary than ever while remaining true to its original temperament. While the case retains its dimensions, a larger opening for the black or opaline silver dial emphasises its roundness and the openworked dauphine hands. The bevelled tonneau shape accentuates the curve and the unique character of this timepiece, which lends itself to two versions in pink gold and eight in steel. They are all equipped with the H1837 Manufacture calibre with small seconds or date at 6 o'clock. The leather is selected in accordance with the noble saddle-making traditions of Hermès for straps which are crafted in the company's ateliers in Switzerland. The pink gold version with a black dial and alligator strap is proposed as a 175-piece limited series, in reference to the 175-year history of Hermès.

Hermes Dressage Watch Steel

Automatic, Vaucher Manufacture H1837, 193 parts, 50-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes, seconds
18K pink gold or stainless steel, 40.5 x 38.4 mm
Water-resistant to 50 m / 5 ATM
Opaline silver or black, stamped vertical striping in the centre
Openworked dauphine hands, rhodium-plated or pink gold raised hourmarkers and numerals
Small seconds at 6 o'clock
Matt Havana alligator strap, matt black alligator strap or stainless steel bracelet

Hermes Press