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  • Manufacturer: Hermès
    Model Name: Hermès In The Pocket
    Material: 750 5N rose gold (approx. 52.8 g). Glass Antiglare sapphire crystal and case back. Water resistance 3 bar.
    Calibre: Mechanical self-winding H1837 movement, made in Switzerland. Manufacture Hermès, 28 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour / 4 Hz, 50-hour power reserve.
    Decoration: Mainplate with circular-grained and snailed finish, satin-brushed bridges and oscillating weight with “sprinkling of Hs” motif, Hermès Paris engraving.

    Bracelet/Strap: H red strap and cord-strap. 50 rose gold (approx. 5.2 g) 17 mm pin buckle, 750 rose gold (approx. 3 g) snap link
    Dimensions: 40mm. Diameter

  • Catalogue Essay

    With the In The Pocket watch, Hermès is reviving a fundamental piece that was to forge its watchmaking destiny already spanning more than a century of history. It all began in 1912, when Jacqueline Hermès, still a child at the time, received a gift from her father in the shape of an ingenious “porte-oignon” or pocket-watch holder designed to be secured to the wrist. It had been designed so that the keen young horsewoman could ride without having to attach her watch to her clothing or slip it into her pocket.
    This iconic model now returns in a unique rose gold composition clad in a H red Swift calfskin. A pocket-watch that may be transformed at will into a wristwatch, it embodies both the historical leather hand craftsmanship of Hermès and its watchmaking development to the point of becoming a full-fledged Manufacture.
    The 40 mm diameter of the delicately rounded rose gold case increases to 49 mm when worn on the wrist. Its finely grained black dial reinterpreted in an Only Watch execution avoids any superfluous ornamentation so as to provide the clearest, most self-evident expression of time. The baton-type hands sweep over pared-down numerals, while the small seconds ticks round at 3 o’clock, all driven by the Manufacture Hermès H1837 movement with a 50-hour power reserve. The colour of the chapter ring echoes the H red emblematic of the House of Hermès.

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Hermès is reviving the fundamental piece “In the Pocket” in a unique rose gold composition clad in a H red Swift calfskin. A pocket-watch that may be transformed at will into a wristwatch, it embodies both the historical leather hand craftsmanship of Hermès and its watchmaking development to the point of becoming a full-fledged Manufacture.

40mm. Diameter

Estimate
CHF30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for CHF35,000

Contact Specialist
Virginie Liatard-Roessli
+41 22 317 81 82

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Geneva Auction 7 November 2015 3pm