The Maison Hermès has fought for and won a well-deserved place at the haute horlogerie table, consistently building an impressive roster of well-built, innovative, quirky, ludic, poetical, fanciful, very Hermès timepieces.

This year is no exception, with a new chronoghraph in the H08 line (I feel like everyone is launching or reinventing chronographs this year). I have long been a fan of the geometrical, sensual, sporty H08 and now I really like the Hermès H08 Chronograph, a monopusher with a composite case (carbon fibre and graphene powder), with the bezel and crown in titanium, 30-minute chrono counter, small seconds and the H1837 mechanism, now with a chronograph module. And I must admit the colourful straps are a big draw.

The story of Arceau continues with White Lune, a lovely watch with an aventurine dial on a mother-of-pearl base, three different planets in mother-of-pearl and opal and stars made of diamonds. The case is white gold and diamonds, while the calibre is H1837 with a petite lune module.

We are ending with a purely Hermes watch – Slim d’Hermès Cheval de Legende, which was inspired by a silk scarf depicting a galloping horse. The dial is blue or white, while the horse silhouette is composed of 1678 gold or enamel beads. The white gold and baguette diamonds case encompasses the H1950 movement.

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