Hermès is no stranger to watchmaking but amid the release of its latest offering the French Maison will soon become known for watchmaking. Following three decades of meticulous design and development in the men’s universe from Véronique Nichanian, Hermès has unveiled the H08 – a contemporary yet timeless new watch. Sporting-inspired design combines with precise craftsmanship and sounds a new era in luxury accessories.
The H08 timepiece receives its name from the notion of graphics, mathematics and metaphysics. The original font of the numerals chimes with the object, including a 0 and an 8 whose forms evoke that of the case. The 0 numeral embodies emptiness, while the horizontal figure 8 symbolises infinity. Like a journey between nothing and everything. As if echoing the mystery and depth of time.
Like anything that bares the lauded name of Hermès, the new timepiece requires watchmakers that craft it to demonstrate a flair for detail, meticulous care, and patiently acquired expertise. The result sees three large cushion-shaped models with a screw- down crown and of course stars mechanical self-winding Manufacture Hermès H1837 movement.
The first design features a graphene-filled composite case, topped by a satin-brushed and polished ceramic bezel. Its black gold-coated dial is punctuated by a minutes track, luminescent Arabic numerals, and black nickel-coated hands displaying the hours, minutes, central seconds, and date at half past four. It is paired with a black rubber strap secured by a titanium butterfly clasp. Two other variants – the first in matt black DLC-coated titanium and the second in satin-brushed titanium – frame a black nickel-coated dial and are teamed with a blue or black webbing band, or a black or orange rubber strap. The rubber strap not only boasts durability and comfort, it seamlessly blends sporty design cues with an overall air of sophistication – synonymous with the French house.
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