When in 1837 Thierry Hermes opened a workshop (specializing in the production of horse harnesses) he even could not believe that his creation would become a world renowned Fashion House that produced luxury items, including prestigious original wrist watches Hermes – a dream of everyone, who prefers status, quality, non-triviality. Horse harnesses sank into oblivion, automobiles have replaced them, then the company began to produce clothes, perfume products, bags, handkerchiefs. It has succeeded in all his. Many years ago old mate Thierry was acknowledged to be the best harness maker of Europe and his heirs made their name famous gaining not only European, but also world recognition to be fashionable products of the highest quality. The appearance of their first watches was also connected with horses as it was impossible to hold reins with both hands and at the same time take out the pocket watch, in 1912 Hermes brand released the first wrist watch. It is naturally that the company’s logotype is a horse-drawn carriage. The brand color is orange – the symbol of energy, courage, luxury.
Today the choice of extra class watches is quite big, that is why every company that produces them tries to find its niche to gain more clients and fame. To increase the number of people, who wish to buy Hermes watches the company follows a principle formulated by its director Luc Perramond: “Nobody except for us will subdue time with the help of watches”. So a new model Arceau Le Temps Suspendu from Arceau series implemented a unique principle of work that corresponds with Faust’s words: “Ah, linger on, thou art so fair!” As pressing the button at “9 o’clock” position you stop the time – hour and minute hands freeze over the numeral 12, a retrograde hand - date indicator - hides. By doing so you demonstrate your absolute interest in that one, who is next to you, show that nothing can distract you, your interlocutor is very valuable for you. This romantic function was appreciated so much that the number of people, wishing to buy genuine Hermes watches for the price with the discount outnumbered even the most vivid expectations of the manufacturer. Moreover, the hands that can freeze for a long period of time (up to 2 weeks) continue to show time accurately after the next press, as if they were not stopped at all. The model was awarded with Grand Prix at the exhibition in Geneva. An idea of playing with time was continued with the new model Arceau Le Temps Suspendu, where the hand of the elegant 24-second additional dial could rotate in the opposite direction making you a Lord of time. As the watches are produced in several variants – made of gold, steel, with diamond spread along the rand and without diamonds, the price for Hermes watches is different.
The products of the company are various. The watches are equipped with the best Swiss calibers, though now there are several models, which are completely of the company production. Sports Clipper Sport Automatic watches made of titanium and steel are incredibly popular. Rotating diver bezel adorns the case with the diameter of 41 mm, double side sapphire glass, screwed back case and oscillator with the traditional logotype, hands and indices of the dial covered with the luminescent substance, waterproofness up to 100 meters – all this makes authentic Hermes watches reliable and endurable. The masters of the company pay great attention to design making the product look chic and elegant. The main markets, where the products of the brand are the most popular, are France and China, the USA and Japan, countries of former CIS. The subdual of Middle East is in the nearest plans. And it will undoubtedly happen as “Hermes watches have a DNA, where the status of perfect design, functionality and reliability are laid down”, the president of the company Axel Dumas said.