SIGNATURE / October 2019

Time Within a Letter

But often times, watches becomes a signature jewelry that is timeless. Hermès has been striving to make that goal a reality by putting their aesthetics within every creations they produce. Hermès has always strive to make objects shaped by the hands of artisans to make them true companions for those who wear them. Practical, functional and stemming from uncompromising expertise, they radiate the lightness of the unexpected. They make everyday life their playground, and each instant a uniquely special moment. A strong and steadfast signature of this goal is the Heure H, created in 1996 under the impetus of the designer Philippe Mouquet, is more than a watch. It is a symbol, which has maintained its edginess, its dynamism and its freshness over the years, thanks largely to the singular idea of capturing time inside a letter. Crafted by Hermès Horloger artisans, the Heure H watch case is available in two versions. The first, made of steel, is adorned with an apricot or vermillion strap, while the second rose gold-plated variation comes with a black or etoupe strap. The white lacquered dial, punctuated by four Arabic numerals and metallic hands, strikes a pleasing contrast with the strap colours. Within the timepiece beats a quarts movement that has been crafted in Swiss. The overall result is a perfect match between rigorous stylistic and technical disciplines, highlighted by the precision of a deft and expert touch. For Hermès, rather than measuring, ordering, and seeking to control time, Hermès dares to explore another time, designed to arouse emotions, open up interludes and create spaces for spontaneity and recreation.