By  |  0 Comments

Luc Perramond, CEO of La Montre Hermès, explains to Plaza Watch the brand’s vision of time. Time is a very precious and high-quality commodity, but you cannot buy it. For somebody like me who never has enough time, I definitely think it is the most beautiful luxury we can ever dream of.

Time is a friend and Hermès has always had a special relationship with time. When a craftsman works on an object, he takes as long as necessary to make it in the best possible way in order to achieve superb quality. Hermès history shows its willingness to pamper and surprise consumers with exceptional pieces embodying a unique level of craftsmanship and innovation. We want to give our customers pleasure and enchantment by introducing them to Hermès time – Time to dream – through well-crafted timepieces combining technical excellence with outstanding aesthetic appeal. In daily life, it brings them a touch of fun and a distraction which they greatly appreciate. They like having the impression that they are no longer slaves of time and that they can play with it according to their mood or to the time of day.

The first model to express this philosophy was the Cape Cod Grandes Heures which expresses the time differently and according to customer’s expectations. Hermès offers complex mechanisms that are singular.The second step was taken with the launch of the Arceau Le Temps Suspendu three years ago.

The Arceau Le Temps Suspendu watch provides a chance to experience a break, an interlude over which time has no hold. The latest version on a 38mm diameter case features a pushbutton that may be pressed to bring the hour and minute hands to a halt at about 12 o’clock. Time is thus erased from the watch dial and dissociated from standard time that meanwhile pursues its invisible march. Pressing the button once more sets time running again. The gaze is instinctively drawn to the lively hand perpetually whirling backwards on the small sub-dial with 24 graduations, as if playfully taunting the passing of time. Behind these pirouettes lies a clever mechanism orchestrating a unique horo- logical complication exclusively developed for Hermès. Protected by two patents – one for its architecture and the other for the play-reducing gear teeth – the module is an addition to the Manufacture Calibre H1912. The running time and suspended time phases are coordinated by two synchronised column wheels: one driving the hours and the other the minutes. This 360° retrograde hour and minute mechanism makes time disappear without stopping the movement. Its uninterrupted running is displayed on the movement operating indicator, driven by a fourth wheel turning in the opposite direction.


This year, a new complication, which again offers a singular relationship with time, will be presented. We keep developing watches that capture the full Hermès essence and featuring alternative ways of displaying time. We will never stop surprising our customers with innovative products. Our mission is to make our clients dream.






Read more

Post image

Chopard’s Red Carpet Collection 2018- A supreme confirmation of jewellery expertise

For the Red Carpet Collection that Chopard Co-President and Creative Director Caroline Scheufele designs and dreams up every year, the Chopard Haute Joaillerie ateliers have crafted two incredibly lifelike orchid-shaped earrings. Exceptional creations epitomising Chopard’s peak mastery of expertise combining the excellence of ancestral jewellery skills with cutting-edge technologies. Clusters of orchids that appear to […]

Post image

Chopard Official Partner of the 71st Cannes Film Festival- Introducing the red Carpet Collection 2018

As the Cannes International Film Festival approaches, the High Jewellery workshops of the Maison Chopard are giving life to a splendid collection envisioned by Caroline Scheufele. An anthem to femininity and beauty, these exceptional jewellery creations will adorn the greatest actresses on the red carpet, making Chopard an inescapable lodestar when it comes to emotions […]

Post image

Patek Philippe´s exceptional and unique dome table clocks displayed at the “Rare Handcrafts 2018” exhibition

Patek Philippe is one of the most dedicated guardians of grand traditions. Under the auspices of president Thierry Stern and his wife, Creative Director Sandrine Stern, the family-owned manufacture spares no effort to preserve all artisanal skills that for centuries have been used to adorn timepieces and are intimately linked to watchmaking artistry: manual engraving, […]

Post image

Rare handcrafts showcased at the Patek Philippe Salons in Geneva

From April 19 to 21, at its Salons on Rue du Rhône, Patek Philippe is showcasing its entire collection of the rare handcrafts timepieces that premiered at Baselworld 2018. It is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to discover all the exceptionally inspiring dome table clocks, pocket watches and wristwatches before they continue their journey to private collections […]

Post image

Corniche reveals; The Limited Edition Club des Sports Courchevel

  Corniche latest timepiece turns north in an exclusive partnership with Club Des Sport Courchevel, an institution in the life of Courchevel and one of the most legendary ski clubs in the world. Since its original founding in 1948, the club has hosted prestigious competitions including the 1992 Olympics and trained future champions such as […]

Post image

A. Lange Söhne presents 7 timepieces at the SIHH 2018

On the occasion of this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva, taking place from January 15 to 19, A. Lange Söhne is presenting seven new timepieces.   The “triple Split” opens a new dimension of timekeeping, It is the highlight of Lange’s new collection and the first mechanical split-seconds chronograph in […]

Post image


Schaffhausen, 15 January 2018 – IWC Schaffhausen unveiled three limited-edition “IWC Tribute to Pallweber” Wristwatches with jumping numerals at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva, as part of the Jubilee collection, to celebrate the company’s 150th anniversary. The company is incorporating a digital hours and minutes display in a wristwatch for […]

Post image


When the Swiss Army Knife had the challenges of life on earth covered, it extended its reach to include space and the daily adventures of astronauts. With this inspiring parent on its radar, Victorinox Swiss Army headed for elevated heights with its I.N.O.X. Titanium Sky High Limited Edition timepiece. Rocket scientist-approved parachute cordage and space-walk […]

Post image

The Carl F. Bucherer Patravi Scubatec: A watch like Lucerne

Carl F. Bucherer is closely connected to its home town and emphasizes this bond with a new variant of the Patravi ScubaTec. The successful diving watch showcases a color combination that reflects the city of Lucerne – the striking case gleams in warm 18-karat red gold, the dial in vibrant Lucerne blue. Vivid blue, just […]

Post image

Zenith Heritage Collection: The Pilot Extra Special Chronograph

An imposing bronze case, a wide ratcheted easily adjustable crown, oversized luminescent numerals and a high-beat El Primero mechanism: the new “Pilot” by Zenith proudly flaunts the DNA of a line of airborne conquerors.  In 2017, this famous aviator’s watch with its distinctive design expresses its trailblazing style in chronograph mode. With its sandblasted black […]

Post image

The Glashütte Original Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar

The perpetual calendar is considered one of the most desirable of complications in the art of watchmaking, and one that is expressive of a wealth of craft traditions. Its sophisticated mechanisms bear witness to the expertise, manual dexterity and passion of its developers: a calendar function that assures the correct constellation of date, weekday and […]