Dressage perpetual calendar
The Dressage perpetual calendar watch marks a new stage in Hermès watch design and is joining the ranks of the moon-phase and annual-calendar models. Offering authentic mechanical programming of time and capable of mastering calendar irregularities until 2100, the perpetual calendar is one of the major horological complications. Taking automatic account of the months of 28, 29, 30 and 31 days, it is endowed a mechanical memory featuring sequences repeated every 48 months to correspond to the leap-year cycle. The intricate ballet of the functions on the Dressage perpetual calendar is orchestrated by the 393 parts of its proprietary movement. Its dial provides easy read-off of the various displays: the name of the day
appears at 9 o’clock, the month at 3 o’clock and the year at 12 o’clock. The perpetual calendar is enriched with a window at 6 o’clock revealing the phases of the moon, driven by a mechanism so accurate that it will take 122 years to accumulate a one-day deviation from the true lunar cycle.
Crafted at the heart of Switzerland’s traditional watchmaking region, the Dressage perpetual calendar is issued in two limited and numbered series of 24 in rose gold and 24 in white gold. 24, like the Hermès address at 24, Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
The links between equestrianism and the art of watchmaking inspired Hermès in 2003 to produce a rigorously designed range with the evocative name of Dressage. Riders, master leatherworkers and master watchmakers share the same sense of perfection in terms of gestures combining patience, rigorous standards and expertise. Their hands are guided by the same quest for elegance and precision. The Dressage collection offers connoisseurs a range of models that are heirs to the noblest watchmaking traditions and are imbued with the Hermès philosophy.
Born of a time-honoured history enriched by the creative imagination of Henri d’Origny, the Dressage watch expresses its elegance and its style through an understated and refined aesthetic. Two stirrups on the front extend the rounded curves of its case crafted in rose or white gold, while the sapphire crystal case-back reveals the exquisite manual finishing of its movement and the exclusive decoration of the oscillating weight.
- Hermès Calibre H1935
- Mechanical self-winding
- 27 mm in diameter
- 5.5 mm thick
- 28,800 vibrations per hour
- 55-hour power reserve
- Twin series-coupled barrels
- 393 parts, including 32 jewels
- Oscillating weight in 916 gold
- Dedicated Hermès motif
- Hours, minutes, seconds
- Retrograding date display
- Day of the week at 9 o’clock
- Month at 3 o’clock
- Year at 12 o’clock
- (1,2,3 = year when the month of February has 28 days, L = the leap year)
- Moon phases at 6 o’clock
- 750 rose gold, 750 white gold
- Diameter: 40 mm
- Screw-locked crown
- Water-resistant to 50 metres
- Sapphire crystal on front and back
- White with grey discs
- Slate grey with rose gold-coloured discs
- Hands in 750 rose or white gold
- Blued steel seconds hand
- for the white gold version
- Matt Havana or black alligator leather
- Folding safety clasp in 750 white gold
The Dressage perpetual calendar is issued in two limited, numbered series of 24 in rose gold and 24 in white gold.
- Date :
- 14 July - 2010
- Time :
- 8:59 AM