Hermès started their business as a Parisian saddle shop in 1837. Thierry Hermès won first-class awards for his work on some of the finest harnesses and bridles for the carriage trade. Hermès eventually expanded into leather goods and clothing, handbags and scarves, and in the mid-1930s hired Swiss watchmaker Universal Geneve as the brand’s exclusive watch designer.
Hermès watches are a popular accessory in the wardrobes of some of the world’s most famous names and fashion icons. In the 1950s, the luxury brand began producing men’s and women’s watches, including art deco and classic leather styles. Classic Hermès watch bracelets were considered some of the most fashionable women’s wristwatches to wear at the time. Hermès keeps creating stylish, elegant, and chic watches with a timeless design, as the quality luxury brand has always done. Here’s a list of the most stunning Hermès watches for women.
1. Hermès Arceau Le Temps Suspendu Watch
One of the stunning Hermes watches for women is Hermès Arceau Le Temps Suspendu Watch. One of the most intriguing complications is found in the female version of Hermès Arceau Le Temps Suspendu timekeeper (reference number AR7.471.213/ZAR). As French-speaking readers may have guessed, the watch can “suspend” time. The endearing feature consists primarily of the ability to temporarily delete hours and minutes from its face. When a push-piece is pressed, both hands move to the 12 o’clock position and remain there until the wearer presses the same button again. When this occurs, both hands return to their original positions, and the time suspension ends.
Even after the time has been erased, a small seconds counter on the lower right side of the dial continues to run to indicate that the watch is still operational. This amusing feature of dubious functionality was made possible by the addition of a two-patent-protected manufactured self-winding mechanical Calibre H1912. It has a power reserve of 50 hours and operates at a frequency of 28,800 vph. Its superiority is supported by the fact that a slightly different version of the watch is available (with a retrograde date instead of a small seconds display). It has a 38 mm wide pink gold casing that is diamond-encrusted.
2. Hermès Arceau Temari Watch
Hermès Arceau Temari is dedicated exclusively to the ancient Japanese art of Temari. This art form originated in China and was introduced to Japan in the 7th century. The history of this art, which means “handball” in Japanese, is intertwined with that of kimonos because the production of these silk objects provided enough scraps of fabric to make these exciting pieces, which were highly appreciated in Japan’s Imperial court.
This limited edition features this motif on the dial, showcasing Hermès’ expertise in snow setting and hard stone marquetry. The special Hermès timepiece’s dial is encrusted with 675 diamonds, while the crown is adorned with 27 diamonds, including a rose-cut gemstone. Its dial has central hour and minute hands made of white gold. It is housed in a round, feminine case made of white gold as well. The small case measures 34mm in diameter and will look stunning on the lovely lady’s wrist. It comes with a matte black alligator leather strap and a standard white gold buckle.
3. Hermès In The Pocket Watch
It all started in 1912 when Jacqueline Hermès got a gift from her father in the form of an ingenious “Porte-oignon,” or pocket-watch holder designed to be worn around the wrist. Jacqueline was still a child at the time, and this pocket-watch holder was created to assist the young horsewoman in riding without having to attach her watch to her clothing or slip it into her pocket. Its leather strap was inspired by the ones worn by stable boys. It encircles the pocket watch and thus takes on its shape to provide maximum protection. The 18-karat rose gold case houses the “In The Pocket” watch, which measures 40mm in diameter but expands to 49mm when worn on the wrist.
This novelty features a minimalistic silver dial that provides the most obvious expression of time. The baton-style hands sweep over simplified numerals, while the small seconds counter is located in the traditional location—at 3 o’clock. The unique Hermès pocket watch is powered by the in-house manufactured H1837 automatic movement, which has a power reserve of at least 50 hours.
The self-winding mechanism has a circular-grained and snailed main-plate, and the oscillating weight is embellished with the brand’s signature “sprinkling of Hs” motif. The strap of this watch is made up of two longer and shorter sections: the plain strap end and the buckle strap end, both of which are handcrafted in La Montre Hermès’ leather-making workshops in Switzerland. They are made of three layers of leather: alligator, an inner cow leather layer for durability, and a Zermatt calfskin lining.
Hermès has mastered time, as evidenced by the craftsmanship and precision required to create such magnificent timepieces. Hermès is well-known for its distinctive collection of luxury watches. It has always created innovative timepieces that are unrivaled and incomparable. Hermès watches are truly one-of-a-kind, thanks to their innovative and inventive design.