It was just last year that Hermès presented its Faubourg collection cloaked in leather for the very first time. But in the hands of the French maison, a leather strapped timepiece is never simply just a timepiece. Cut from a singular sheet of leather by trained artisans, it's stitched using their saddle-making technique and calibrated to hug the heart of the watch — a dimunitive 19.5mm dial that now comes set with lustrous baguette-cut gems.
Dyed to complement the natural hue of the precious stones used — diamonds, emeralds and blue and brown sapphires — and thoughtfully shaped to sit well on the wrist, the 2.5mm thick masterpiece is unexpectedly sleek. Ideal for evenings out with its sparkly new façade, strap on the Faubourg Manchette Joaillerie of your choice and head straight for the door — the timepiece in itself anchors any ensemble.
The Faubourg Manchette Joaillerie is available at Hermès boutiques.