draped in white diamonds and studded with pyramids
— June 23rd, 2016 —
The new Médor Secrète appears in a boldly luminous interpretation, draped in white diamonds and studded with pyramids entirely encircling the wrist. Thousands of gems cover the walls of this signature motif and create a precious jewellery cuff watch.
Médor Secrète radiates exquisite opulence with its 10 white diamond-set pyramids. The largest of them conceals a watch, revealed by means of a locking system that is opened via a push-button hidden beneath the gemsetting. In keeping with the spirit of the Médor line, launched in 1993 and inspired by the pointed studs on the dog collars that Hermès used to make in its early days alongside harnesses, Médor Secrète brings a sparkling touch to the collection.
Médor Secrète owes its graphically contemporary character to the sequence of pyramids. Crafted in white gold, their distinctive geometry – a square base and arched sides creating a volume effect – shine amid the surrounding gems. They structure the design and create spaces in which the gemsetter has individually inserted each diamond using the random setting technique known as snow-setting, which implies first composing a mosaic of diamonds according to their various diameters.
The artisan’s talent is particularly expressed through the harmony achieved between the format of the gems, their radiance and their respective positions. A dedicated seat proportionate to the size of each diamond is hollowed out from the metal. The gemsetter then fixes each stone, ensuring that it retains its full luminosity and that it is separated from its neighbour by a minimum amount of material. This transforms each surface into a sparkling field of light. To create a pleasing contrast, the edge of each pyramid base is accentuated with a line of gems. In all, the Médor Secrète is adorned with 4,427 diamonds totalling 12 carats.
Nestling inside this articulated bracelet, the secret watch appears when a special push- button is pressed to unlock its lid. This discreet and longlasting system calls for meticulous expertise. The pyramid pivots to one side to reveal the white lacquered dial also featuring four pyramid-shaped hour-markers. The Médor Secrète houses a quartz movement and displays the hours and minutes. It features a subtle adjustment system, since the crown is posistioned on the case-back and remains invisible from the front.
Its creative boldness, together with the artisans’ skill and expertise, ensure that Médor Secrète blends in perfectly with the spirit of the Maison Hermès.
Hermès Médor Serti Baguette
Case Shape: Square Material: White gold, snow-set with 505 diamonds Diamond quality: IF to VVS/G+ Glass: Anti-glare sapphire crystal Water resistance: 3 bar
Movement Type: Quartz, Swiss made Functions: Hours, minute
Dial: White lacquered, 4 rhodiumed pyramid appliques
Bracelet: White gold, snow-set with 3,922 diamonds