Hermès : Sparkling elegance

Faubourg Joaillerie

Case : white gold set with 152 diamonds (0.33cts), water-resistant to 30m Size : 16.3mm Movement : quartz, made in Switzerland Functions : hours, minutes Dial : white gold set with 112 diamonds (0.17cts), rhodiumed hands Bracelet : white gold set with 388 diamonds (1.76cts)

Hermès unveiled the Faubourg watch at last year’s Baselworld. This ultra-slim, dainty and extremely simple model embodies the quintessence of Parisian style. The elegance and singularity of this line powerfully evokes the Hermès design codes and values. The name “Faubourg” comes from the most iconic historical boutique of the Paris-based Maison, located on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Pared down to a 16.3mm-diameter case, this timepiece now appears clothed in 652 artfully arranged diamonds. To accentuate the featherlight, ethereal nature of this watch turned jewel, the artisan has created subtle depth effects by leaving slender interlacing gold patterns free of any gemsetting. Thus arrayed in gold and diamonds, the Faubourg Joaillerie watch exudes a stunningly feminine allure imbued with a timeless sense of chic.

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