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Here’s the new Hermès Heure H with lacquered dial

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A strong and unmistakable signature, the Hermès Heure H, created in 1996 under the creative impetus of the designer Philippe Mouquet, is more than just a watch: it is a symbol that has succeeded in retaining its energy, dynamism and freshness. Notably thanks to a unique idea: that of capturing time inside a letter. A strong concept and a playful and confident way in which to shape the passing of time.

Above all else, the Hermès Heure H is a style that does not follow convention. Its case epitomises a bold and joyful sense of companionship. And now, its capital H is filled with black or white lacquer. Its dial, varnished in black or white, has also been treated with lacquer, in this instance translucent so as to better reveal the pigments it protects. Immediately identifiable, the Heure H offers an interplay of rigorous stylistic and technical discipline, and creative spontaneity. The beauty of paradox. The strap colours – eight in all – alternate the depth of black or white with the vibrancy of red, orange, yellow, blue… An interchangeable strap to suit the wearer’s mood, wish or desire, and available in two versions: the Simple Tour (onceround) and the Double Tour (twice-round) – a Hermès emblem invented by Martin Margiela.

The lacquered Hermès Heure H is available in two sizes: medium and small. Cases, dials and straps are finely crafted down to their finest details in the Hermès watchmaking workshops in Switzerland. Objects shaped by artisans to make them true companions for those who wear them. Stemming from uncompromising expertise, they radiate the lightness of the unexpected. They make everyday life their playground, and each instant a uniquely special moment. For Hermès, time is also an object. Rather than measuring, ordering, and seeking to control it, Hermès dares to explore another time, designed to arouse emotions, open up interludes and create spaces for recreation. Daring to capture time, to play with it. This is what is made possible by the Heure H, whose earnest reliability and creative charm multiply endlessly to construct an intensely personal time.

Technical specifications

Dial Black lacquered dial: White transferred Arabic numerals • Rhodium-plated hands • Case Designed by Philippe Mouquet in 1996 • Square case in black lacquered 316L steel • 26 × 26 mm, 20 mm interhorn width • Sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment • Water-resistant to 3 bar • Also exists in small size, 21 × 21 mm • Movement Quartz, Swiss made • Functions Hours, minutes • Strap Black Barénia calfskin, Simple Tour, interchangeable • Pin buckle in 316L steel, 17 mm.

Dial White lacquered dial:  Charcoal grey transferred Arabic numerals • Rhodium-plated hands • Case Designed by Philippe Mouquet in 1996 • Square case in white lacquered 316L steel • 21 × 21 mm, 16 mm interhorn width • Sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment • Water-resistant to 3 bar • Also available in medium size, 26 × 26 mm • Movement Quartz, Swiss made • Functions Hours, minutes • Strap White grained calfskin, Double Tour, interchangeable • Pin buckle in 316L steel, 14 mm.

 

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