Hermès Dressage Collection 2012: Dressage Simple Calendar, Dressage Small Second & Dressage Small Second in Rose Gold

Hermès Dressage watch, created in 2003 by Henri d’Origny, now appears in a modernised interpretation while remaining loyal to its original aesthetic. In welcoming the exclusive 11 ½ ’’’ movement, the Dressage collection asserts its sophisticated horological nature. This in-house movement, named after the founding date of the Maison Hermès, is available in versions with either a large central seconds hand & a date display at 6 o’clock, or with small seconds at 6 o’clock.

The dauphine hands are open-worked, the applied hour-markers are sandblasted, and the crown nestles closer to the case. While the case remains the same size, the opening diameter is 1.5 mm wider to provide a broader view of the more distinctly layered dial. The singular aesthetic of its bevelled tonneau-shaped silhouette is extended by lugs flowing smoothly into the case and ensuring a perfect curve. “Bridled” by a leather strap or metal bracelet, the case is inspired by Hermès’ equestrian roots. The new collection comprises ten different models.

These timepieces are equipped with the exclusive H1837 caliber made for Hermès by Vaucher Manufacture and adapted so as to come in versions with a large central seconds hand and calendar at 6 o’clock, or with a small seconds hand at 6 o’clock. There are eight variations in steel (four for each movement) with a black or opaline silver dial and a choice of straps in steel or matt black or Havana alligator. Leather is selected in accordance with the noble saddle-making traditions of the House. The resulting padded and saddle-stitched straps are entirely produced in the workshops of La Montre Hermès, in Switzerland. Two small seconds models in rose gold, one with an opaline silver dial and a matt Havana strap, and the other in a 175-piece limited edition (in reference to the 175 years of the House) with a matt graphite dial and alligator strap.
Technical details

Dressage Simple Calendar (Reference 037803WW00) 

Movement
Mechanical self-winding movement, Vaucher Manufacture H1837
26 mm in diameter (11 lines ½)
3.7 mm thick
28’800 vibrations per hour (4Hz)
50-hours power reserve
193 parts including 28 jewels
Circular grained and snailed bottom plate, oscillating weight adorned with the special Hermès decoration (H symbols)

Functions
Hour, minute, center-second, date at 6 o’clock

Dials
Opaline silver with vertical stamped motif and rhodium-plated hour markers
Opaline black with vertical stamped motif and rhodium-plated hour markers

Case
316L steel
40.5 x 38.4 mm
Water-resistant to 5 atm
Glass Glare proof sapphire crystal and case back

Straps
Matt havana or black alligator, steel bracelet
Safety folding clasp in steel

Dressage Small Second (Reference 37805WW00)

Movement
Mechanical self-winding movement, Vaucher Manufacture H1837
26 mm in diameter (11 lines ½)
3.7 mm thick
28’800 vibrations per hour (4Hz)
50-hours power reserve
193 parts including 28 jewels
Circular grained and snailed bottom plate, oscillating weight adorned with the special Hermès decoration (H symbols)

Functions
Hour, minute, small second at 6 o’clock

Dials
Opaline silver with vertical stamped motif and rhodium-plated hour markers
Opaline black with vertical stamped motif and rhodium-plated hour markers

Case
316L steel
40.5 x 38.4 mm
Water-resistant to 5 atm
Glass Glare proof sapphire crystal and case back

Straps
Matt havana or black alligator, steel bracelet
Safety folding clasp in steel

Dressage Small Second in Rose Gold (References 037808WW00 & 038082WW00)

Movement
Mechanical self-winding movement, Vaucher Manufacture H1837
26 mm in diameter (11 lines ½)
3.7 mm thick
28’800 vibrations per hour (4Hz)
50-hours power reserve
193 parts including 28 jewels
Circular grained and snailed bottom plate, oscillating weight adorned with the special Hermès decoration (H symbols)
Rhodium-plated and golden (3N) oscillating weight for the Anniversary piece (dark grey dial)

Functions
Hour, minute, small second at 6 o’clock

Dials
Opaline silver with vertical stamped motif and rose gold plated hour markers
Dark grey with vertical stamped motif and rose gold plated hour markers (Anniversary Piece)

Case
750 rose gold (60 g)
Dimensions: 40,5 x 38,4 mm
Water-resistant to 5 atm
Glass: Glare proof sapphire crystal and case back

Straps
Matt havana alligator or matt graphite alligator (Anniversary Piece)
750 rose gold folding clasp (25 g)

Edition
Anniversary piece (dark grey dial) numbered and limited to 175 pieces

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