Artisanal Hermes

A look at the Hermes Artisan crafts in watchmaking with iW Magazine.

Millefiori Watch

Hermes millefiori watch

Millefiori

Millefiori

'1 Thousand Flowers.' Millefiori is a technique in glassworking which creates unique patterns in Glasswear designs. 

 

Enameling

Hermes Enamel

Enameling is the process of adhering powdered glass to another surface. This specific technique is Cloisonné Enameling, where raised metal barriers are used to separate individual sections of enamel.

 

Marquetry

Hermes Marquetry

Marquetry is creating decorative patterns with pieces of veneer, specifically straw veneer in the Hermés designs.

 

Engraving

Hermes Engraving

Engraving is the act of carving a surface and reducing it's raised sections to a decorative design.

 

Porcelain

Hermes Porcelain

Porcelain is a specific type of ceramic heated at extremely high temperatures and often characterized by a translucent quality. The Hermés porcelain dials are also hand painted.

 

Saddle Stitching

Hermes Saddle Stitch

Saddle Stitching is a staple of the Hermés repertoire.  Perfected by founder Thierry Hermés in the 1800's and still used in the leather work of the company to this day.

 

Setting

Hermes Jewel Setting

Setting is the process of hand placing the jewels that adorn the body of an Hermés watch.

 

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