Luc Perramond CEO of La Montres Hermes takes us on a quality, creativity and crafstmanship journey. Luc tells us about the artistic directions which is inline with the spirit of the house, and BaselWorld 2014 novelties. Enjoy watching the full video story.
‘Of Mastery and Time’ exhibition
The exhibition displayed some of the Maison’s exceptional timepieces within a unique setting that plays with time and offers visitors a captivating insight into Hermès’ savoir faire in Haute Horlogerie.
“It is a pleasure to be in Dubai and to present our latest exceptional pieces, which underline our commitment to constantly surprising our customers and showcasing our levels of craftsmanship and very special techniques. ‘Of Mastery and Time’ illustrates the binary rhythm of day and night with two distinct spaces. With the ‘day’ exhibition area, bright and welcoming, and the profound blue of the ‘night’ lounge, we invite visitors to dream and witness our creativity,” said Luc Perramond, CEO of La Montre Hermès.
On display is the Arceau Lift, the first Hermès flying tourbillon watch, inspired by the historical premises of Hermès at 24, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris. The double H topping the tourbillon carriage and the barrel bridge of the Arceau Lift reproduces one of the emblematic motifs featured in the interior design of the boutique, above the door of the Lift after which it is named. Limited to 176 pieces, the watch is driven by Calibre H1923 visible from the dial side and is also revealed through an opening carved out in the back of the gold case.
Another highlight is the Arceau Millefiori, an unusual encounter between watchmaking and glassmaking. Beating to the tune of in-house created mechanical calibres, the pieces are inspired by 19th century paperweights, crafted by the Cristalleries royales de Saint-Louis. The ‘millefiori’ motif (a combination of Italian words meaning ‘a thousand flowers’) is created through a long and complex glassmaking process, with intricate patterns and a unique floral beauty.
‘Of Mastery and Time’ also features the Pendentif Boule, the Heure H with baguette diamonds and the Cape Cod in gold also set with baguette diamonds, amongst others.
The exceptional timepieces are inspired by the imagination of the Hermès universe, embodying a unique level of artisanal innovation and the know-how of the Maison in creating high quality objects.