Re-discover the H construct with the new Hermès Heure H Lacquer

Re-discover the H construct with the new Hermès Heure H Lacquer

H is for Hermès

Text: Angelyn Kwek

Non-conformist, dynamic and unmistakably Hermès, the 21 years young Heure H refreshes its collection with lacquered dials and new colourways

You might argue it's not nearly as notorious as its cousin the Cape Cod, but Heure H works a stylish rigour that plays on dimension and the artisanal Hermès sensibility like no other watch out there. Heralded by a bold 'H' (interchangeable with haute if you so fancy), the emblematic Philippe Mouquet-designed dial captures the hours within a letter, turning the concept of time on its head with a creative savoir-faire that makes its own rules.

Hermès Heure H Lacquer

Endlessly charming, the Heure H now comes in lacquered versions, varnished in black or white watch faces that epitomises its paradoxical aesthetic where sleek style meets technical discipline meets creative spontaneity. Down to the minutest of details, the cases, dials and straps are all finely crafted in Hermès' watchmaking workshops in Switzerland. And starting a fresh dialogue that sees this icon become the Heure H Lacquer, two sizes are introduced, along with eight new interchangeable straps — in single and double tour versions — coloured in both classic and vibrant hues. If you were a fan of the 1996 original, get ready to be obsessed all over again.


The new Heure H Lacquer is available at Hermès boutiques.