HERMÈS – Dressage L’Heure Masquée

Time has become a luxury nowadays and the watch sometimes steals our freedom as we soon become a slave to the dial with our eyes glued to the hour and minute hands ticking by. That isn’t true of the Dressage L’Heure Masquée model which provides an imaginative and striking way to experience time. At first glance, you can only see the hour numerals, GMT display at 6 o’ clock and the minute hand on the silver-tone dial as if it were a regulator.  But at the touch of the button inside the crown, the hour hand and the 2nd time zone appear as if by magic. This ingenious mechanism is part of the self-winding H1925 movement which also brings to life the hour and minute hands in the middle and the GMT; the calibre made by Hermès provides a 45-hour power reserve and nestles inside the cushion-shape case (40.5×38.4mm) in rose gold or steel depending on which you choose. Price: 19,000 CHF (steel) – 40,000 (pink gold)