Filed under: Timepieces / Watches
I was shown a handful of limited edition high-end watches with what I believe are enamel dials. Hermes is known for creating repeating patterns using graphical images as opposed to mere abstract shaped. They do this so well, that the majority of their men's ties have such patterns on them. Most men with any taste have at least one Hermes tie in their collection given their charm and popularity. Finally, these great designs are finding there way to watches dials. If successful, this experiment should lead to more permanent watches like this.
The patterns needed to be enlarged a bit. No point in having the design be so small that you can't see what you are looking at. So Hermes wisely places a few of the major shapes in the watches, but you get the idea of how well they work as a repeating pattern. Give Hermes' equestrian origins, the first of these watches all have horse head patterns. The above watch is placed in an Hermes men's Arceau watch case and has small, repeating horse heads in various blue tones. Click below to "READ MORE" and you can see two more watch in Hermes men's Cape Cod cases that have larger, more distinct horse head patterns. I understand that each is taken from actual Hermes ties. These luxury watches are likely in gold, and highly limited. Priced accordingly, and available in very limited quantities soon.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.