HERMÈS WASN’T THE only luxury design house to unveil a series of new timepieces at Watches & Wonders 2024, but it certainly had some of the most crowd-pleasing reveals. Generally, exhibitors in Geneva who don’t exclusively design watches are regarded with a lesser degree of legitimacy than their watch-only counterparts, but Hermès has proven to be an exception to the rule. Not only do the brand’s latest offerings command significant respect from the watchmaking powerhouses, they have the show-stopping allure to compete with them.

As a revered fashion house also specialising in everything from jewellery and fragrances to homewares and furniture, it would be easy to assume that watchmaking isn’t a priority for Hermès. But if you were to make that assumption, you couldn’t be more wrong. Hermès has garnered a reputation for being a top tier provider of dynamic sports watches, which headlined their launches at Watches & Wonders 2024.

Below, we explore some of those new Hermès sports watches, and a few other favourites.

Cut Sports Watch Collection

Of all the new Hermès releases, the unisex Cut collection has drawn the most fanfare – and for good reason, as there’s plenty to love about it. Reimagining the conventional circular design, the Cut embraces simple geometry, blending sharp angles with soft lines to carve out a distinct identity that differentiates it from the myriad other watches on display in Geneva.

A satin-brushed case meshes with these clean-cut edges, accentuating the watch’s poised exterior. The crown makes a bold distinction from most watches by being positioned at half past one. It’s also adorned with an engraved H – we’ll let you guess what it stands for. Underneath the hood, the Cut collection is powered by the Manufacture Hermès H1912 movement, a mechanical self-winding calibre with a 50-hour power reserve. The silver-toned dial, embellished with grey and orange accents, plays host to polished, phosphorescent hour and minute hands, along with a large seconds hand with a luminous dot.

The Cut is available in all-steel, a two-tone combination of steel and rose gold, and with or without 56 bezel-set diamonds. Moreover, an integrated metal bracelet can be swapped out for a rubber strap that comes in eight different colour combinations – white, orange, gris perle, gris étain, glycine, vert criquet, bleu jean and capucine. That’s a lot of fancy words, most of them French, but in essence it means the Cut will go with any outfit.


Arceau Duc Attelé

The Cut collection was Hermès’ headliner in Geneva, but it also debuted the Arceau Duc Attelé, a modern rendition of the iconic Arceau conceived by Henri d’Origny back in 1978. This latest iteration, fashioned from grade 5 titanium, is a fusion of tradition and innovation.

The timepiece houses the esteemed Hermès H1926 manual winding movement, boasting an intricate tourbillon and minute repeater complications. Its dial serves as a canvas for timekeeping precision. Limited to a mere 24 pieces, each Arceau Duc Attelé is distinguished by its individual numbering, ensuring its exclusivity and allowing collectors to boast with confidence.

Arceau Chorus Stellarum

If you thought Arceau Duc Attelé was exclusive, just wait until you see the Arceau Chorus Stellarum. The equestrian-themed Chorus Stellarum is even more limited in its production, with only six pieces available for both the blue and white gold editions. Drawing inspiration from the Chorus Stellarum silk scarf by the celebrated Japanese illustrator Daiske Nomura, its dial is a captivating, hand-painted design. You could spend all day admiring the precise detailing of the dial, but this watch is also harbouring a surprise. With a simple press of the pusher at 9 o’clock, the intricate horse-riding skeleton motif bursts into life, with gold appliques springing into action for a smooth animation against a backdrop of gilded constellations.


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