The pocket-watch was a staple of our grandparent’s generation. Hermès is reviving the classic piece with the finest craftsmanship called the In The Pocket watch. In 1912, Jacqueline Hermès received a pocket-watch holder coined, “porte-oignon”. They were designed to be worn around the wrist. The holders were created for horsewomen to wear so that they wouldn’t have to put them in their pockets or connect them to their clothes.
Story By: Briana Dorton
Images by: Sandro Campardo via Hermès
Hermès released the In the Pocket watch in 2012 with a leather strap mimicking those of stable lads. Now the timepieces return in limited edition rose gold. The watch can be worn as a traditional wristwatch or pocket-watch.
The watches are fixated with three different layers of leather and undergo a detailed process of cutting, dyeing and stitching. The artisans of La Montre Hermès in Switzerland created only 178 of the Pocket editions.