Collectors’ corner: Hermès leather-dial watches

Collectors’ corner: Hermès leather-dial watches

Hermès’ long heritage of exceptional materials, craftsmanship and creativity has weaved a seam through its watchmaking division since it was created just 40 years ago. Alongside its now-classic watch designs, such as the Cape Cod, the French maison also issues a handful of limited edition timepieces each year. In the Hermès tradition, these are not so much watches as objets d’art. Placing its leather-working crafts firmly in the spotlight, the Hermès 2018 editions are created using leather marquetry and traditional enamelling techniques. We take a closer look: 

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