By TLex One of my favorite fashion divers . . .
From HERMES Brig, brigantine or schooner? Quite simply a Clipper, the fast and easily maneuverable three-masted ship that lent its name to a Hermès watch collection designed by Henri d'Origny in 1981.
In 2010, this line with its rounded curves forming a shape reminiscent of the portholes on the legendary sailing ships is innovating by adopting a 44 mm case in titanium, a material lighter and more powerful than steel and which is notably used in competitive sailing due to its impressive performances and exceptional resistance.
Inside it beats a mechanical self-winding chronograph movement that is the epitome of reliability and precision, faithfully marking off time and perhaps enabling the wearer to suspend its relentless flight... After matt black and daring orange versions, the strap now appears in a warm shade of brown.
CLIPPER 44-MILLIMETRE MECHANICAL CHRONOGRAPH
MOVEMENT Mechanical self-winding chronograph
with 13 1/4-lignes Valjoux calibre
and 46-hour power reserve
FUNCTIONS Hours, minutes, seconds, date,
chronograph with hour, minute
and seconds functions
CASE Steel and titanium, water-resistant
to 200 metres, engraved on the side
with the legend “Hermes – Paris”
GLASS Glare-resistant sapphire crystals
on either side
DIAL Charcoal with rhodiumed hands,
palladium with black gold hands,
coppery brown with rhodiumed hands
BRACELET / Strap Steel and titanium bracelet/black,
orange or brown rubber strap