In 2012, Hermès launched a pocket watch based on the one Jacqueline Hermès was given by her father. Called “In The Pocket”, the watch itself had a leather holder, and could be worn on the wrist. Now, the brand has unveiled a second version with an alligator strap.
The watch was originally made for horsewomen to be able to ride without attaching it to their clothing. The leather strap wraps around the timepiece to protect it completely.
The case is made of rose gold contains a silver dial with hands like a baton. The numerals and pared down, and there is a sundial that is located at 3 o’clock. It is powered by an in H1837 automatic movement, with 50h of power in its reserve.
Its unique strap is made of two components — the buckle end and the plain end, with the former being hand-crafted and sewn with saddle stitching, a technique used by the leather-making workshops of La Montre Hermès in Switzerland. Apart from alligator leather, cow and a Zermatt calfskin are used. The buckle has three spaces that reveal the dial.
Only 178 pieces of this watch are available.[via Pursuitist]