Hermès New Watches For 2020 Featuring The Daringly Different Aaaargh! (Video)
Watches TV host Marc André Deschoux goes through the new Hermès pieces one by one, beginning with the 2020 L’Heure de la Lune, the first version of which launched in 2019. “A super-hot watch,” Deschoux describes it, and Dordet confirms that it was also a commercial success. The new variations for 2020 are amazing, including three new meteorite versions that go from rare to rarer.
The two new unique-piece Arceau Lift Tourbillon Minute Repeater watches feature movements boasting both a minute repeater and a flying tourbillon. You can hear the repeater at work on the video as it melodically chimes the time. One of the coolest elements of this watch for me is the dial cutaway shaped like a horse head. No one but Hermès would think of that!
The video also highlights the latest variation of the popular Slim d’Hermès GMT, which is currently in the running for the 2020 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Men’s Complication category.
And, finally, we catch a live glimpse of the metiers d’art specialty pocket watch called Arceau Pocket Aaaargh featuring a marquetry and leather mosaic cover depicting a tyrannosaurus rex and a movement containing a minute repeater and a flying tourbillon (the same powering the two unique-piece Arceau Lift Tourbillon Minute Repeaters). The Arceau Pocket Aaaargh is a one-of-a-kind creation.
“We try to be different,” says Dordet. “This is our target.”
Quick Facts Hermès Arceau L’Heure de la Lune 2020
Case: white gold, 43 x 13.27 mm
Dial: Black Sahara meteorite, lunar meteorite, or Martian meteorite
Movement: automatic Hermès Caliber H1837 with Chronode module; 4 Hz/28,800 vph frequency
Functions: hours, minutes; date, double moon phase as seen from both the northern and southern hemispheres
Limitation: 30 pieces with Black Sahara meteorite dial; 36 pieces with lunar meteorite dial; 2 pieces with Martian meteorite dial
Price: CHF 50,000/€44,000/$54,100 (Black Sahara meteorite)
CHF 40,000/€35,000/$43,100 (lunar meteorite)
CHF 143,000/€130,000/$144,500 (Martian meteorite)
Quick Facts Hermès Slim d’Hermès GMT
Case: 39.5 x 9.8 mm, pink gold
Movement: automatic Caliber H1950, 3 Hz/21,600 vph frequency, 42-hour power reserve
Functions: hours, minutes; date, second time zone, night-and-day indicators for both time zones
Price: €16,000 / $19,675
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