Hermés has long been the epitome of the understated class and timeless charisma of luxury goods that the wealthy are so fond of. Now, the French Maison doesn’t fail to disappoint with a new offering in the form of a transforming pocket watch a rose gold clad in an alligator exterior.
Re-inventing a model that was gifted to the young Jacqueline Hermès in 1912 – the new watch dubbed ‘In the Pocket’ is designed to be worn as a traditional pocket watch or a wristwatch. Available in a 178-piece limited edition, it is the dream-come-true of horse riding aficionados who will no longer have to attach their watches to their clothing or slip them into their pockets.
The rose gold case is fitted with a silver dial with baton-type hands that sweep over pared-down numerals. There is a smaller seconds sub-dial is located at 3 o’clock. The In the Pocket watch is powered by an in-house H1837 automatic movement with a 50-hour power reserve. Its oscillating weight is adorned with the brand’s signature motif “sprinkling of Hs” in a delicate and unobtrusive manner.
The strap is made of two longer and shorter sections: the plain strap end and the buckle strap end, both hand crafted in the leather-making workshops of La Montre Hermès in Switzerland. Both parts are composed of three layers of leather: alligator; cow leather, which is more durable and robust and a Zermatt calfskin lining. The whole composition balances remarkably on the verge of masculine and feminine, making the In the Pocket watch a suitable piece for both men and women.
Price for the eye-catching piece is 27.000 Euro.