Jewelry & Watchmaking

Exclusive – Baselworld: Hermès to introduce the Dressage L’heure masquée watch

Mar 26, 2014 | Parisian Eye
Baselworld, the World Watch and
Jewelry Show, starts tomorrow in Switzerland. Ahead of the show, I have the
pleasure to introduce Dressage L’heure masquée, the Maison’s entirely
Manufacture-made new creation.
Dressage L’heure masquée offers a
brand new approach to time, and moments that matter, thanks to a self-winding
Calibre H1925, equipped with an exclusive patented mechanism enabling it to
play a uniquely personal musical score: time appears in its full immensity, but
opens up infinite vistas of individual freedom, affording a permanent
opportunity to make the “great escape” and to seize only the moments that truly
count.
The 750 rose gold version is limited to 500 pieces     
The 750 rose gold version is limited to 500 pieces     

The creative universe of artist Philippe Ramette punctuates this upside-down journey:

In this playful watch, the
mischievous 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 pushbutton opposite the crown.
The steel version is limited to 500 pieces  
Hermès mechanical self-winding
movement H1925
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