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WOTY 2012: Luxury – Hermès Dressage Small Second


WatchPro recently announced its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.

Now we are showcasing a watch a day that has made the cut in 2012. Continuing the Highly Commended timepieces in the Luxury category is Hermès.

Highly Commended Luxury Watch of the Year – Hermès Dressage Small Second


The Dressage watch was originally created by Henri d’Origny and though it was modified in 2003, it has once more undergone renaissance for 2012.

The new Dressage line boasts a choice of 10 models, while the tonneau-shaped case offers a somewhat vintage look, echoing back to its roots. Of the 10 variations, we adore the rose gold Small Second timepiece for being an understated wristwatch from one of the world’s best-known luxury brands.

It houses the brand’s H1837 calibre made for Hermès by Vaucher Manufacture and this version boasts a matte graphite dial and smart alligator strap — only the best leather for the equestrian-inspired brand.

Details include a grained and snailed bottom plate and the Hermès H decoration on the rotor. Simple, stylish and effective, this is a modern classic in the making and a worthy highly commended Luxury Watch of the Year.

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