A statement of refined elegance, the Pocket plein cuir timepiece embodies both the classic and the contemporary. This horological object is an artisanal masterpiece, comfortably housed inside a delicately stitched colourful jacket available in shades of burgundy, elegant grey, and sapphire blue — each crafted through a series of intricate saddle-making techniques. The six-millimetre thick jacket is made of finely-cut, smooth, dyed alligator pieces that have been burnished, and then coated with protective beeswax.

The watch itself is housed in a white-gold case created in the famed workshops of Hermès, and sports a
Grand Feu enamelled dial — which is glass powder heated to 800°C before being solidified into metal and marked with white base and black Roman numerals. This generous 54mm-diameter model is powered by the Swiss-originated Manufacture Hermès H1912 movement; a nod to the maison's watchmaking tradition that dates back to 1912.

With this beauty nestled next to your phone in your pocket, you won't be able to help yourself but check on the time, minute to minute. And we'll give you a hint — it's not by turning on your phone screen.

An artisanal masterpiece: Hermès Pocket plein cuir

An artisanal masterpiece: Hermès Pocket plein cuir