Hermès brings concealed and bejeweled watches up-to-date in Médor Rock collection.

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Early watchmakers were enthusiasts for concealing timekeepers in intricate jewelry, a technique that Hermès has brought up-to-date with the development of its ladies’ Médor Rock collection.

The watches have a pyramid-shaped lacquered stud worn on a leather strap that opens to reveal a 16mm square dial powered by a Swiss quartz movement.

The Médor Rock also shares history with hunting dog collars with pyramid studs that appeared in the 1930s onwards.

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This year’s Médor Rock watch collection has three new versions fitted with a triple tour calfskin leather strap.

There are white, black, red or blue lacquer versions for 2018.

They will sell only from Hermès boutiques in North America.

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