Hermès Galop d’Hermès New Models

Introduced in 2019, the Galop d’Hermès watch revisits the equestrian codes of the Maison with its stirrup inspired curve and appears in a new small-sized gold or steel interpretation. Galop d’Hermès was born from the detailed observations of Californian designer Ini Archibong, who immersed himself in the Hermès Conservatory of Creations.

Hermès Galop d’Hermès © Joel Von Allmen
Hermès Galop d’Hermès © Joel Von Allmen

Closely bound up with the Mai son’s equestr ian reper toire, Galop d’Hermès morphs into a jewellery watch, lending its stirrup-like silhouette to three new Small Models (20 x 27.2 mm): one in non-gem set steel and two others in steel or rose gold adorned with 134 diamonds.

Hermès Galop d’Hermès © Joel Von Allmen
Hermès Galop d’Hermès © Joel Von Allmen

Its curved case with its softened angles frames a generous dial punctuated by variously sized Arabic numerals. These are larger on the lower part of the display, expressing a sense of movement and perspective.

Hermès Galop d’Hermès © Joel Von Allmen
Hermès Galop d’Hermès © Joel Von Allmen

Vividly evoking the speed and freedom of galloping, the progressive font – powdered and finely accentuated by touches of anthracite stands out against a sandblasted background, while the hands sweep gently over a smooth opalescent surface. In a final nod to the world of horses, the 8 o’clock numeral forms the shape of an inverted stirrup.

Hermès Galop d’Hermès © Joel Von Allmen
Hermès Galop d’Hermès © Joel Von Allmen

A calfskin or alligator strap crafted in the Hermès Horloger workshops prolongs the flowing nature of this creation’s aerodynamic and futuristic design.

Technical details

Model: GALOP D’HERMÈS with steel case

Case
Designed by Ini Archibong (2019)
Shape inspired by the world of equestrian tack
Small Model (PM), 20 x 27.2 mm
316L steel set with 134 diamonds (≈ 0.66 ct) or non-gemset
Crown at 6 o’clock
Anti-glare sapphire crystal

Dial
Opaline centre and grained silvered dial
Silver-powdered transferred Arabic numerals in dark-grey frame

Movement
Quartz, crafted in Switzerland

Functions
Hours, minutes

Buckle
316L steel pin buckle, 8 mm

Model: GALOP D’HERMÈS, with rose gold case

Case
Designed by Ini Archibong (2019)
Shape inspired by the world of equestrian tack
Small Model (PM), 20 x 27.2 mm
Gem-set 5N 750 rose gold case (≈ 18.4 g),
134 diamonds (0.37 ct)
Crown at 6 o’clock
Anti-glare sapphire crystal

Dial
Opaline centre and grained silvered dial
5N-powdered transferred Arabic numerals in dark-grey frame.
4N-gilded hands

Movement
Quartz, crafted in Switzerland

Functions
Hours, minutes

Buckle
5N 750 rose-gold pin buckle (≈ 1.96 g), 8 mm