Hermès Сut: completing the sport watch line with a women’s collection

Hermès has revealed a new collection, Hermès Cut — presenting women's watches with a distinctly sporty look. Well, it’s not just for women, really — there is nothing particular feminine in the form of butterflies or flowers here, and it would be strange to expect something like this from Hermès. And in our time of gender neutrality, the watches could be a fit for all those with a wrist suitable for the 36 mm case diameter, but, of course, 36mm diameter watches are more suitable for women.

The Cut collection extends the move that Hermès undertook in 2021 by introducing its H08 men's collection, which is noticeably different in its emphasized sportiness and trendy materials and shapes from such Hermès classics as Cape Cod, Heure H, Slim d'Hermès, Dressage, or Arceau. Now, with the introduction of Hermès Cut, we can say that a new approach has been established in the world of Hermès watches — less formal, more relaxed, and obviously opens the brand’s world for those who are only making their acquaintance
For all of its apparent simplicity, Hermès Cut balances on the subtle nuances of geometric shapes and the games that are played with them, noticeable at the second, not the first, glance — in Hermès this shape is called “a circle within a round shape.” That being said, the side edges of this round shape are slightly cut off, giving the collection its name. Even the crown is placed in the most unconventional way in the 1h 30 min position and recessed into the case so as not to disrupt this particular shape. In other words, all this simplicity, as is always with Hermès, is composed in the most intricate way, and if you add here the use of both satin-brushed and polished finishing, then the integrity and clarity of their whole design looks like the embodied principle of understated & sophisticated, the main Hermès value driver. Separately, we would like to mention the typography, to which Hermès always pays special attention: the Arabic numerals, original and at the same time immediately recognizable as those of Hermès, the minutes track — everything here looks almost perfect.

The main metal of the collection is steel, but there are also bicolor versions made of steel and rose gold, and both of these options are available with 56 diamonds on the bezel. And in continuation of the theme of nuances, which create the impeccable simplicity of Hermès Cut: there are small orange accents on steel models, the seconds hand bears a little luminous Hermès orange dot, the tiny orange cercals mark the minutes track, and the lacquered orange H is put on the cro (on the bicolor models, the H is engraved) — and these micro flashes of orange on silvery watchcase and dial look striking, but very sophisticated in the same time.

The watch has a sapphire crystal caseback through which you can see Caliber Manufacture Hermès H1912, and its rotor engraved with the H pattern. It has 50 hours of power reserve and is water resistant for up to 100 meters.

And a particular point of this collection, which emphasizes its sporty nature is this: all models come with an integrated metal bracelet in satin-brushed and polished steel (or steel and rose gold), but it can be swapped out for a rubber strap which is available in a range of eight very Hermès colors – white, orange, gris perle, gris étain, glycine, vert criquet, bleu jean, and capucine. And you can really change the bracelet to a strap in one simple click.

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Text: Elena Stafyeva