The Dressage Collection by Hermes was created by Henri d’Origny and first introduced to us in 2003. The collection represented a new level of timekeeping for Hermes and paved the way for much more to come.
After the acclaim The Arceau Temps Suspendu received in 2011 by winning the “Best Men’s Watch” at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, watch making for Hermes was taken to the next level.
The first Hermes in-house movement was created especially for The Dressage collection, which bridges the style and craftsmanship of the Hermes brand together with watch making, creating this fantastic collection of timepieces. The collection also marks the 175th Anniversary the brand celebrated in 2012.
The Dressage by Hermes features the H1837 self-winding movement developed exclusively for Hermes by Vaucher in Fleurier. The 18k pink gold case measures 40.5mm and features a glare proof sapphire crystal and case back showcasing the adorned movement decorated with Hermes’ “H symbols”. The attention to detail is reminiscent of the Hermes brand.
The Dressage limited edition rose gold piece features a dark graphite gray dial with a vertical stamped motif in the center. Rose gold raised hour markers and numerals are used along with the open-worked dauphine hands to measure the hours and minutes. A small seconds dial is visible at the six o’clock position.
Hermes’ Dressage Rose Gold piece is shown on a luxurious matte black alligator strap with a rose gold folding clasp. This timepiece is water-resistant to 50m and is limited to only 175 pieces and priced at $32,750.00.
The Dressage by Hermes is also available in a stainless steel version with a dark brown alligator leather strap with a stainless steel folding clasp. This model is standard production or not limited in production and priced at $9,700.00 on the leather strap and $10,800.00 on a bracelet and with your choice of an opaline silver or dark gray dial.
Source and Photographs courtesy of Hermes