The Hermès Carré H watch – designed by Marc Berthier in 2010 and presented this year in a new version – now appears paired with a leather strap featuring brightly coloured burnishing.
The Carré H “architect’s watch” displays a sporty touch with a new black or natural Barenia calf strap with perforation reflecting the circular geometry of the display. The bright yellow or red burnishing matches the seconds sand sweeping around a black or anthracite grey guilloché and finely grained dial.
Crafted in the workshops of La Montre Hermès in Brügg, the perforated and colourfully burnished leather accentuates the aesthetic codes of the Carré H: modernity with its polished and bead blasted steel square case with rounded angles; and immediate legibility, with its pure dial bearing luminescent hands and numerals topped by a cylindrical crystal.
This daring yet understated new version of the Carré H watch adds a new chapter to the story of an encounter between the French designer & architect and the leather & saddle making expertise cultivated by Hermès.
Model: CARRÉ H
Type: Mechanical self-winding, Swiss made
Manufacture Hermès H1912 movement
Diameter: 23.3 mm
Thickness: 3.7 mm
Power reserve: 50 hours
Jewelling: 28 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour / 4 Hz
Decoration: Circular-grained and snailed mainplate, bridges and oscillating weight satin-finished and adorned with a “sprinkling of Hs”
Hours, minutes, seconds
Shape/size: Square, 38 x 38 mm
Material: Polished bead-blasted steel
Glass: Sapphire crystal and case-back with anti-glare treatment
Water resistance: 3 bar
Dial and strap
– Black dial version: Black, opaline guilloché centre, finely grained chapter ring, opaline rim. Rhodium-plated applied Arabic numerals and hour-markers, coated with Super-LumiNova®. White transferred minute circle. Rhodium-plated hands coated with Super-LumiNova® or red. Black Barenia calf leather strap with red burnishing
– Anthracite dial version: Anthracite, opaline guilloché centre, finely grained chapter ring, sunburst rim. Rhodium-plated applied Arabic numerals and hour-markers, White transferred minute circle. Rhodium-plated hands coated with Super-LumiNova® or yellow. Natural Barenia calf leather strap with yellow burnishing