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Hermes Re-Creates the Pocket Watch

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Hermes Re-Creates the Pocket Watch

Jacqueline Hermes received a pocket watch from her father in 1912. The pocket watch had been designed so that the she was able to ride her horse without the need to attach her watch to her clothing or put in her pocket. The leather strap was designed so that it would wrap tightly around the watch for protection.

100 years later in 2012, the watch was re-created under the name In The Pocket.

Hermes has now issued the second watch in the series with a rose gold watch that is dressed in an alligator casing.

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The new watch has been designed so that it can be worn as a traditional pocket watch or as a wristwatch. The watch is available in a 178-piece limited edition.

The rose gold case of the In The Pocket watch has a silver dial with baton type hands that travel across pared down numerals. At 3 o’clock a small seconds sub-dial is located.

A H1837 automatic movement that has a 50-hour reserve powers the watch. The brands signature of H is found over the watch.

The watchstrap has two longer and shorter sections. The plain strap and and the buckle strap end have been hand crafted in the La Montre Hermes workshops in Switzerland from leather. The two parts are made from three layers of leather, which are alligator, cow and Zermatt calfskin lining.

The hides that have been used are soaked and pressed in to a mold and left to dry for 10 days. A pointed tool is then used to cut the hides and they are sanded and glued. The parts are the partially sown. The buckle end is perforated so that space is freed up to reveal the dial and where the plain strap and the crown can pass.

The buckle strap and the plain strap are then fitted together, marked with a compass, indented and sown with the saddle stitching technique.

The watch is then finished with dying, stitching and polishing.

The watch is truly unique and a statement watch that will add class to any outfit.