Born in 2012, the In The Pocket watch is inspired by a historic watch that Jaqueline Hermès received from her father in 1912. This ingenious “porte-oignon” or pocket-watch holder, designed to be secured to the wrist, allowed the young horsewoman to ride without having to attach her watch to her clothing or slip it into her pocket.

A pocketwatch that may be transformed at will into a wristwatch, this iconic model now returns for Only Watch in a unique rose gold composition clad in a H red Swift calfskin (strap and cord-strap).

The 40 mm diameter of the delicately rounded rose gold case increases to 49 mm when worn on the wrist. Its sober grained black dial has been reinterpreted in an Only Watch execution, with a Hermès red minute track. The baton-type hands sweep over pared-down numerals, while the small seconds ticks round at 3 o’clock. The colour of the chapter ring echoes the H red emblematic of the House of Hermès.

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In The Pocket, for Only Watch 2015. © Hermès

The hour, minute and second functions are driven by the Manufacture Hermès H1837 automatic movement, offering a 50-hour power reserve and beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour. Crafted in keeping with the finest horological traditions, it features a circular-grained and snailed mainplate, while its oscillating weight is adorned with the brand’s signature “sprinkling of Hs” motif.