Focus: Hermès

Heure H Double Jeu

CASE : white or black lacquered stainless steel, set with 122 diamonds in the “vertical set” version ; and with 93 in the “horizontal set” version, water-resistant to 30m

SIZE : 21 x 21mm

MOVEMENT : quartz

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes

DIAL : white or black lacquered, set with 138 versions in the “horizontal set” version

STRAP : white grained calfskin or black Barenia calfskin, stainless steel pin buckle

Hide and seek

Hermès is accustomed to creating playful watches serving as companions to those who wear them, liable to arouse emotions, open up interludes and spaces for recreation. With the Heure H Double Jeu watch, time engages in a game of hide-and-seek. The H-shaped case – standing for both Hermès and Horology – created in 1996 by in-house designer Philippe Mouquet – is either highlighted or partially concealed. In the version featuring “vertical setting” on either side of the dial, it fully reveals its nature as a capital letter ; while the version graced with “horizontal setting” on its entire half vanishes behind a screen of diamonds. The Heure H Double Jeu also works the concept of opposites, with a choice of white or black for the bezel-dial-strap ensemble of each watch. That makes four interpretations of this new ‘player’, not to mention the strap-change game available on all Heure H watches. The wearer can thus decide whether to adopt a standard-width model, or the new flared option that is 3mm broader at the lugs and thus visually extends the watch, while featuring an H-shaped loop that accentuates its identity.

Journaliste experte en horlogerie, Marie présente des nouveautés et s’occupe de la rubrique 12e Art (l’art de la mesure du temps), qui établit un parallèle avec les arts classiques.

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