In the pocket
'In the Pocket' is the new watch by Hermès. Thoroughly original, it is the fruit of my encounter with this major brand with wich I share a passion for the high standards and meticulousness of exceptional manufacturers.
Three layers of leather make up the boucleteau and the sanglon : Barenia calfskin, a fine, unfinished leather, both natural and alive ; an inner reinforcement made of cow skin chosen for its sturdiness ; and a Zermatt calfskin for the lining. First comes the cutting process : the skins are soaked then molded in a dye. They are allowed to dry like this for ten days before being cut with a pointed tool, split again, sanded and glued. Each piece is then partially sewn. The boucleteau is perforated to accommodate a slot for the dial, one for the sanglon to pass through, and one for the crown. Then comes the 'table' phase : the boucleteau and the sanglon are then put together, marked with a compass, stamped with the brand name and sewn, using the saddle stitch technique. The last phase is the finishing which involves hammering the stitches, creasing, dyeing, and polishing with beeswax. Patiently, one operation after another, the artisans of La Montre Hermès developed 'In the Pocket', an homage to the brand's watchmaking roots.