Founded in Paris in 1837, Hermès has established a reputation for excellence in saddle making technology. At the beginning of the 20th century, it further developed this technology in the field of leather crafts, especially in the production of leather belts, clothes and handbags. Hermès watchmaking tradition can be traced back to the 1920s, when saddle making techniques were first applied to leather straps. In 1928, Hermès watches first appeared in the Hermes main store at 24 Faubourg Saint-Honore.
In 1978, a watch factory was established in Bienne, Switzerland. After setting up a factory in Switzerland, the geographic center of the watch industry, Hermès has declared its high standards of taste and passion for precision and perfection. Hermes watches are based on solid craftsmanship, combining creative inventions and professional technology for more than 85 years.
Arceau Small Moon Phase Watch Stainless Steel Diamonds Ultra Vivid Alligator Leather Strap
Since 2003, Hermès has commissioned the Vaucher watch factory to produce high-end mechanical watches, sharing its passion for hand-made and precision machinery, and in 2006 acquired a 25% stake in Vaucher. Vaucher inherits more than two centuries of expertise, and this name that is renowned in the watchmaking industry is indeed one of the rare comprehensive watchmakers with a full range of watchmaking expertise. This partner allows Hermès watches to adopt traditional small-scale methods to meet the craftsmanship and quality standards cherished by Hermès.
Backed by Vaucher technology, after years of research and development, in 2012 Hermès launched two homemade movements H1837 and H1912 in one breath. Since then Hermès has taken a solid step in the field of professional watchmaking.
Arceau Small Moon Phase Watch Stainless Steel Diamond Linen Alligator Strap
In the ‘Best Watch of the Year’ award organized by Swiss authoritative watch magazine Montres Passion in 2013, the Arceau small moon phase watch was selected as the ‘Women’s Watch of the Year’. Since 2015, it has been fully equipped with Hermès H1837 self-made movements.