The mischievous hour hand remains hidden beneath the constantly moving minute hand, solely deigning to appear at a deliberate press on a crown-integrated push button.
This fleeting apparition captures exclusively the moment in hand and vanishes as soon as the pressure is released – as too does the dual-time window display caught up in the same game of hide and seek. This playful stage-setting is orchestrated by the ingenious interaction of the rack, pinion and gear trains. When stimulated, the hour cam releases from its hiding place the hand that dutifully appears to perform its role of pointing to the correct hour on the dial. The dual-time indication is directly driven by the base movement and adjustable via the push button opposite the crown.
The Hermès Dressage L’heure Masquée is available in 18 karat rose gold and in stainless steel cases that measures 40.5 mm x 38.5 mm. Powered by in-house made automatic Calibre H1925 movement, it offers a 45 hour power reserve, 28,800 vph and water resistance up to 50 meters. Movement decorations circular-grained and snailed main plate, satin-brushed bridges and oscillating weight adorned with the special Hermès “H” symbol is visible through the sapphire crystal case back.