Baselworld 2014: Hermès Dressage L’Heure Masquée

Hermes Dressage L'heure masquée rose gold time veiled

Playing with time, the most valuable good we have has become the favourite playground for Hermès. Discover the brands newest facet that will be presented tomorrow …

 

Hermès says: “With the Dressage L’heure masquée, a cushion-shaped, 40.5 x 38.4 mm watch, time appears in its full immensity opening up infinite vistas of individual freedom and affording a permanent opportunity to make the ‘great escape’ and to seize only the moments that truly count.”

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.

 

Hermes Dressage L'heure masquée steel time unveiled
Hermes Dressage L’heure masquée steel. Time unveiled…
Hermes Dressage L'heure masquée steel time veiled
Hermes Dressage L’heure masquée steel. Time veiled…

 

In this entirely Manufacture-made composition the self-winding Hermès Calibre H1925 is equipped with an exclusive patented module.

 

The video will show you how it works…

 

 

 

MOVEMENT

TypeHermès mechanical self-winding movement H1925

Power Reserve 45 hours

Jewelling 28 jewels

Frequency 28,800 A/h / 4 Hz

Decoration Circular-grained and snailed mainplate, satin-brushed bridges and oscillating weight adorned with the special Hermès decoration (H symbols)

Diameter 26 mm (11 1⁄2’’’)

Thickness 3.7 mm

Functions Hours, minutes, GMT, «time veiled» function, push-button integrated to the crown serving to unveil the hour hand and the GMT window, push-piece at 9 o’clock serving to set the GMT

 

MODULE  “Time veiled” module

Diameter 32.5 mm

Thickness 2.7 mm

Jewelling 18 jewels

Components 95

 

Hermes Dressage L'heure masquée rose gold time unveiled
Hermes Dressage L’heure masquée rose gold. Time unveiled…
Hermes Dressage L'heure masquée rose gold time veiled
Hermes Dressage L’heure masquée rose gold. Time veiled…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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