Not a watch brand i would immediately think of, but Hermes surprises me this year with 2 interesting pre releases. Like Richard Mille last year, Hermes comes with a pocket watch. Is this a start of a new pocket watches hype? I don’t know… I know i can’t afford the Richard Mille pocket watch and since the pocket watch from Hermes is limited to only 24 pieces i suspect it will never be in my collection either 😉 I can say that i think it’s a very nice timing device!
The Hermes Arceau Moonphase Retrograde is limited to only 24 pieces. This complicated pocket watch has an 18kt yellow gold case measuring 43.5mm and has a sapphire crystal at both sides. Movement is the automatic Vaucher caliber H1929 with 32 jewels and a power reserve of 55 hours. It features a moonphase complication with retrograde date.
Another pre release of Hermes is the Hermès Arceau Chrono Alezan. This new timepiece from the Arceau collection features the for Hermes so typical asymmetrical lugs. Stylish, classic, but in a modern large sized case of 43mm the Arceau Chrono Alezan comes on a chestnut Swift calfskin leather with safety folding clasp. The movement Hermes used for this watch is the ETA 2894 that is used in many other modern automatic chronographs like the TAG Heuer Monaco.