HERMÈS – Faubourg Lapis Lazuli, Onyx et Malachite

Most so-called ornamental gemstones have beneficial qualities for body and soul. These little healers protect from illness, ease sadness and fear, encourage meditation and bring harmony. Deep blue lapis lazuli (also known as the pharaoh’s stone), midnight black onyx and intense emerald green malachite adorn the dial of the Faubourg, the mini-watch oozing charm designed by Hermès. Time is understated: four small diamonds at the cardinal points act as markers and two baton-shape mini hands in white or rose gold track the hours and minutes. The time functions are brought to life by a Swiss-made quartz movement inside the 15.5mm mini-case. This tiny timepiece, whose bezel can be paved with 44 diamonds, comes in white or rose gold and wraps around the wrist with a link or black Barenia calfskin strap. Price: 8,750 CHF – 15,800 CHF. Sharmila Bertin