The world-class fashion brand Hermès was born in 1837 in France by a man named Thierry Hermès who supplied horse saddles to the French Emperor of the time. All the brand’s fashion’s items and accessories since then have in some way been shaped by the majestic animal and equestrian living, including its watches.
For instance, the Maison’s 1912 “porte-oignon” model was a pocket watch with a clever system that holds in place on a leather strap – worn on the wrist to avoid taking it out of the pocket while riding a horse.
At the very heart of the Parisian-founded Hermès is its focus on leather craftsmanship, with technical aspects dedicated to its simplicity of use. Confirming that usefulness goes hand in hand with beauty, Hermès watches have always been both smart and inventive.
Take a look ahead at some of the key historical watches of Hermès.
“Porte-oignon” strap, circa 1912
Montre Ceinture, Belt watch, circa 1930
Montre Boutonni, Buttonhole pocket watch, circa 1930
“Miami” wristwatch, circa 1935
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