The new Galop d’Hermès

Galop d’Hermès
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The Galop d’Hermès watch created in 2019 embodies a singular creative approach. It revisits the equestrian codes of the Maison with its stirrup inspired curve and appears in a new small-sized gold or steel interpretation.

Galop d’Hermès

Galop d’Hermès was born from the detailed observations of Californian designer Ini Archibong, who immersed himself in the Hermès Conservatory of Creations. Bits, stirrups, bridles, harnesses: he blends his distinctive, bright and pared-down style with the avant-gardism and functional simplicity of Hermès objects.

Galop d’Hermès

Closely bound up with the Mai son’s equestrian repertoire, Galop d’Hermès morphs into a jewellery watch, lending its stirrup-like silhouette to three new Small Models (20 x 27.2 mm): one in non-gemset steel and two others in steel or rose gold adorned with 134 diamonds. Its curved case with its softened angles frames a generous dial punctuated by variously sized Arabic numerals. These are larger on the lower part of the display, expressing a sense of movement and perspective.

Galop d’Hermès

Vividly evoking the speed and freedom of galloping, the progressive font – powdered and finely accentuated by touches of anthracite – stands out against a sandblasted background, while the hands sweep gently over a smooth opalescent surface. In a final nod to the world of horses, the 8 o’clock numeral forms the shape of an inverted stirrup. A calfskin or alligator strap crafted in the Hermès Horloger workshops prolongs the flowing nature of this creation’s aerodynamic and futuristic design.

Galop d’Hermès Steel

Galop d’Hermès Steel Technical Specifications

Movement

  • Quartz, crafted in Switzerland

Case

  • Designed by Ini Archibong (2019)
  • Shape inspired by the world of equestrian tack
  • Small Model (PM), 20 x 27.2 mm
  • 316L steel set with 134 diamonds (≈ 0.66 ct) or non-gemset
  • Crown at 6 o’clock
  • Anti-glare sapphire crystal

Dial

  • Opaline centre and grained silvered dial.
  • Silver-powdered transferred Arabic numerals in dark-grey frame

Buckle

  • 316L steel pin buckle, 8 mm

Galop d’Hermès Gold

Galop d’Hermès Gold Technical Specifications

Movement

  • Quartz, crafted in Switzerland

Case

  • Designed by Ini Archibong (2019)
  • Shape inspired by the world of equestrian tack
  • Small Model (PM), 20 x 27.2 mm
  • Gem-set 5N 750 rose gold case (≈ 18.4 g),
  • 134 diamonds (0.37 ct)
  • Crown at 6 o’clock
  • Anti-glare sapphire crystal

Dial

  • Opaline centre and grained silvered dial.
  • 5N-powdered transferred Arabic numerals in dark-grey frame.
  • 4N-gilded hands

Buckle

  • 5N 750 rose-gold pin buckle (≈ 1.96 g), 8 mm

TIMƎ, a Hermès objects

Hermès creates objects. Objects shaped by the hands of artisans to make them true companions for those who wear them. Practical, functional and stemming from uncompromising expertise, they radiate the lightness of the unexpected. They make everyday life their playground, and each instant a uniquely special moment.

For Hermès, time is also an object. Its inherent tension is translated by the house into a singular characteristic. Rather than measuring, ordering, and seeking to control it, Hermès dares to explore another time, designed to arouse emotions, open up interludes and create spaces for spontaneity and recreation.

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