The Dressage L’heure masque is a playful mechanical timepiece in which the hour hand remains hidden beneath the constantly moving minute hand, solely deigning to appear at a deliberate press on a crown-integrated pushbutton. This fleeting apparition captures exclusively the moment in hand and vanishes as soon as the pressure is released – as too does the dual-time window display caught up in the same game of hide and seek.
This playful stage-setting is orchestrated by the ingenious interaction of the rack, pinion and gear trains. When stimulated, the hour cam releases from its hiding place the hand that dutifully appears to perform its role of pointing to the correct hour on the dial.
The dual-time indication is directly driven by the base movement and adjustable via the push button opposite the crown.
In this entirely Manufacture-made composition, self-winding Calibre H1925 is equipped with an exclusive patented mechanism enabling it to play this uniquely personal musical score.
Hermès mechanical self-winding movement H1925
Power Reserve: 45 hours
Jewelling: 28 jewels
Frequency: 28’800 vibrations per hour / 4Hz
Decoration: Circular-grained and snailed mainplate, satin-brushed bridges and oscillating weight adorned with the special Hermès decoration (H symbols)
Diameter: 26 mm (11 ½’’’)
Thickness: 3.7 mm
Hours, minutes, GMT, «time veiled» function, push-button integrated to the crown serving to unveil the hour hand and the GMT window, push-piece at 9 o’clock serving to set the GMT
“Time veiled” mechanism
Diameter: 32.5 mm
Thickness: 2.7 mm
Jewelling: 18 jewels
Cushion-shaped, 40.5 x 38.4 mm, 5N 750 rose gold (≈85 g) or 316L steel
Crystal: Glare proof sapphire crystal and case-back
Inter-horn width: 21 mm
Water-resistance: To 5 atm
– Rose gold model: Opaline silvered dial with vertical central guilloché motif, 4N-gilded stamped Arabic numerals, 4N-gilded diamond-polished hour-marker at 6 o’clock, 4N-gilded hands coated with Superluminova
– Steel Model: Opaline silvered dial with vertical central guilloché motif,black-gold stamped Arabic numerals, diamond-polished black-gold hour-marker at 6 o’colck,black-gold hands coated with Superluminova
– Rose gold model: Matt havana alligator, 17 mm safety folding clasp in 5N 750 rose gold (≈24.87 g)
– Steel model: Matt havana alligator, 17 mm safety folding clasp in steel
– Rose gold model: Limited to 500 pieces
– Steel model: Limited to 1’000 pieces
– Rose gold model: 040645WW00 DR5.870.221/MHA
– Steel Model: 040634WW00 DR5.810.220/MHA