Hermès independently launched its first watch and jewelry boutique in Harrods department store in the UK. Harrods is the most famous department store in London, while Hermès is the top luxury brand in France. This Hermès presence is bound to set off another wave of luxury in Britain.
Hermes’ first watch and jewelry boutique opens in the UK
The brand’s watchmaking history is also very long. As early as 1912, Jacqueline Hermès, the great-granddaughter of the then founder of the Hermès brand Thierry Hermès, was only nine years old and energetic every day. This is Hermes’ first intimate contact with the watchmaking industry. Since then, Hermès has started to develop a large number of ingenious boutique watches, including Le Temps Suspendu, the ‘favorite watch’ selected by the Daily Telegraph fashion channel.
Le Temps Suspendu is a magic watch capable of pausing time, as its name illustrates. There is a narrow ‘v’ band around the clock at 12 o’clock, and a button on the side. When the pointer reaches the narrow ‘v’ band, the button is pressed and the hand stops immediately. The time was thus erased from the dial and it seemed to pause. Press the button again, the time is back on track, and it works normally. This idea was put forward by Pierre-Alexis Dumas, who is the sixth brand artistic director of Hermès.