First released in 2012, the ‘In The Pocket’ watch is inspired by a watch that Jaqueline Hermès received from her father over a century ago in 1912. This well designed “porte-oignon” or pocket-watch holder, is designed to be secured to the wrist. It enabled the young horsewoman to ride without having to attach her watch to her clothing or slip it into her pocket, for it’s a pocket watch that can be easily transformed into a wristwatch.
Now the ‘In The Pocket’ watch returns for the sake of the Only Watch charity auction to be held in Geneva on November 7 in a unique rose gold composition clad in a Hermes red Swift calfskin (strap and cord-strap).
The 40 mm diameter timepiece features a delicately rounded rose gold case which increases to 49 mm when worn on the wrist. Its sober yet grained black dial has been reinterpreted in a special Only Watch execution, with a Hermès red minute track. The baton-type hands sweep over pared-down numerals, while the small seconds ticks round at 3 o’clock. The color of the chapter ring echoes the H red emblematic of the House of Hermès.
The hour, minute and second functions are driven by the Manufacture Hermès H1837 automatic movement, with a 50-hour power reserve, beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour. Crafted in keeping with the finest horological traditons, it features a circular-grained and snailed mainplate, while its oscillating weight is adorned with the brand’s signature “sprinkling of Hs” motif.
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