Hermes is making it clear that a time-telling device needn’t be strapped on to a wrist only. We’ve seen many interesting timepieces (not meant to be worn on the wrist) stumble out from Hermes’ stable like the Arceau Pocket Watch Duc Attele and Arceau Moonphase Retrograde pocket watches. However, the latest creative watches from the brand are set to free themselves from the pockets too and dangle from a chain or independently sit atop an executive’s desk. Le Pendentif Boule from Hermes is a spherical pendant watch that lets time hang down around the neck. Creatively designed to make it difficult to be distinguished as a watch or a piece of jewelry, it sports blue quilted leather too. A band of 420 dazzling diamonds secures the indigo blue alligator leather side with the glass orb dial. The crown of this white gold pendant sports 63 diamonds too.
The second watch that grabbed our attention is La Pendulette 8 Jours. This makes a perfect desk clock and will find its way onto an elegant worktable where time is valued at par with style. Crafted out of white gold, it features a Swiss manual-wind Vaucher in-house caliber H1950 with 25 jewels, 18,000 vph, and a power reserve of 200 hours. Measuring 85mm x 12.8mm, it also sports hand-beveled circular-grained decoration with satin-brushed main plate and bridges. Timezone also states that the winding and setting are done via an 18kt white gold rotating bezel, and the dial is 18kt white gold, micro-blasted, engraved, and blue-lacquered with blued hands.
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Written ByDeepa Thukral