Designed in 2021 by Philippe Delhotal, Creative Director of Hermès Horloger, the Hermès H08 watch features a blend of rigorous discipline and originality. Hovering between tension and fluidity, this contemporary signature with its assertive style is an object that is all about balance and contrast. Its multiple facets are reflected in a play on shapes and materials. Careful attention to detail and accurate skills forge a character as sporty as it is elegant. The vitality and sensuality of its lines reveal a singular aesthetic, featuring a circular dial with an original font housed in a square case with softened edges.
Mingling textures with minerality, deep shades and colourful touches along with uncluttered geometrical lines, the Hermès H08 watch, with its sporty spirit and urban allure, echoes the masculine universe of the house. The collection welcomes brightly coloured variations: yellow, green, blue, or orange.
The cushion-shaped case of this new Hermès H08 is fashioned from a block of composite. Both light and sturdy, this material with its unique appearance is made of braided and aluminised glass fibre and slate powder. This natural pigment gives it subtle silvery reflections against which the black ceramic bezel and crown stand out, creating a play on light and shade that highlights the depth of the concrete-coloured dial with its fine finish, punctuated by black hands and luminescent applied Arabic numerals.
Touches of yellow, green, blue, or orange on the watch-glass seal, the minutes track and the varnished seconds hand accentuate the clarity of this display, powered by a Hermès H1837 mechanical self-winding movement. A rubber strap with a structured “woven” effect matches the colours of each model.
Varnished and grained concrete-coloured dial
Silica composite hour-markers coated with Super-LumiNova®
white and blue transferred minutes track
Black-gold hands blue, green, yellow, or orange varnished seconds hand
39 x 39 mm, cushion-shaped
Braided glass fibre composite case coated with aluminium and slate powder
Satin-brushed black ceramic bezel with mirror-polished chamfer
Polished black ceramic crown
Anti-glare sapphire crystal and metallic and smoked sapphire back crystal
Water-resistant to 10 bar
Hermès Manufacture movement H1837
Mechanical self-winding movement
Crafted in Switzerland
Diameter: 26 mm (11 ½’’’)
Thickness: 3.7 mm
193 components, 28 jewels
50-hour power reserve
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4Hz)
Decoration: circular-grained and snailed mainplate. Satin-brushed bridges and oscillating weight. Special Hermès decoration (sprinkling of Hs)
Hours, minutes, seconds, date at 4.30
Blue, green, yellow, or orange rubber
Titanium folding clasp coated with satin-brushed black DLC, 21 mm
7000 Euro including VAT