The new Dressage annual calendar watch from Hermès immediately draws the eye to the elegance of its rose or white gold case featuring two stirrups extending the rounded curve of the dial and creating a subtle contrast between the flat surface of the satin-brushed case middle and the polished bezel.
The Dressage annual calendar watch houses a self-winding movement crafted by Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier – a virtuoso of fine mechanical engineering, with which Hermès has reinforced its ties. A single artisan assembles and adjusts the subtle choreography of the 329 parts in this exceptional calibre.
The sophisticated annual-calendar mechanism drives a central pointer-type date display running over a 225° segment.
The sapphire crystal enables one to admire the architecture and the finishing of the exclusive movement with its hand-bevelled bridges, its rhodiumed mainplate and its gold oscillating weight, decorated with a sprinkling of Hs.
Taking account of 30- and 31-day months, the date requires only one correction per year, at the end of February, by means of special push-pieces integrated into the case middle. Adorned with hollowed Arabic numerals, the dial comes in a choice of black, blue or white, with pink or white day/month discs matching the gold of the case.
The Dressage annual calendar watch is issued in two limited, numbered series of 170 in rose gold and 170 in white gold, a symbolic number corresponding to the number of years that have elapsed since the founding of Hermès in 1837.
Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier H1930
27 mm in diameter
5.5 mm thick
28,800 vibrations per hour
55-hour power reserve, series-coupled twin barrels
329 components, including 32 jewels
Oscillating weight in 916 gold
Dedicated Hermès decoration
Hours, minutes, seconds
Day of the month at 3 o’clock
Day of the week at 9 o’clock
750 rose gold, 750 white gold
Diameter: 40 mm
Water-resistant to 50 metres
Crystal: Sapphire crystal on the bezel and the case-back
White with pink or grey discs
Black with white discs
Blue with grey discs
Hands with 750 rose or white gold hands
Gold, Havana or navy blue alligator leather strap
Safety folding clasp in 750 gold