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Heure H by Hermes

written by Hours and Minutes Australia August 11, 2017

A strong and unmistakable signature, the Heure H, created in 1996 under the creative impetus of the designer Philippe Mouquet, is more than just a watch: it is a symbol that has succeeded in retaining its energy, dynamism and freshness. Notably thanks to a unique idea: that of capturing time inside a letter. A strong concept and a playful and con dent way in which to shape the passing of time.

Above all else, the Heure H is a style that does not follow convention. Its case epitomises a bold and joyful sense of companionship. And now, its capital H is filled with black or white lacquer. Its dial, varnished in black or white, has also been treated with lacquer, in this instance translucent so as to better reveal the pigments it protects. Immediately identifiable, the Heure H offers an interplay of rigorous stylistic and technical discipline, and creative spontaneity. The beauty of paradox.

The strap colours – eight in all – alternate the depth of black or white with the vibrancy of red, orange, yellow, blue… An interchangeable strap to suit the wearer’s mood, wish or desire, and available in two versions: the Simple Tour (once- round) and the Double Tour (twice-round) – a Hermes emblem invented by Martin Margiela.

The lacquered Heure H is available in two sizes: medium and small. Cases, dials and straps are finely crafted down to their finest details in the Hermes watchmaking workshops in Switzerland. Objects shaped by artisans to make them true companions for those who wear them. Stemming from uncompromising expertise, they radiate the lightness of the unexpected. They make everyday life their playground, and each instant a uniquely special moment.

For Hermes, time is also an object. Rather than measuring, ordering, and seeking to control it, Hermes dares to explore another time, designed to arouse emotions, open up interludes and create spaces for recreation. Daring to capture time, to play with it. This is what is made possible by the Heure H, whose earnest reliability and creative charm multiply endlessly to construct an intensely personal time.

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