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Hermès celebrates anniversary with travel retail exclusive


Hermès is marking the 20th anniversary of the first Hermès watch made in the classic ‘H’ shape with a special series of timepieces, to be exclusively distributed through its travel retail network in Asia.

Available in two 26 x 26 mm or 21 x 21 sizes in blue, black or red, the watches feature the iconic Hermès letter H in their design, but with a new varnished dial coated with a translucent lacquer.

Each model features a matching leather strap in Maltese blue calfskin, black Barenia calfskin or H red calfskin – ‘hand-crafted in the company’s ateliers, from selecting the finest hides to the final saddle stitch’, says the brand.

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“Intensely Hermès in each and every detail, the new Heure H celebrates 20 years of a time characterised by originality, style and elegance,” adds the brand.

“H. Far more than merely the eighth letter of the alphabet, it is the unmistakable Hermès initial. A letter that soon came to symbolise a Maison that has never lacked inspiration. Initially interpreted on handbags, belt buckles or sandal straps, the Hermès ‘H’ established itself in 1996 as a natural choice for a timepiece design, with the birth of the Heure H watch.”

(Source: TR Business)