Roger Dubuis

Hermès: Introduces The Striking New Monopusher H08 Chronograph

THM Desk
28 Mar 2023 |
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Launched in 2021 to great acclaim, the Hermès H08 watch model is the design inception of Philippe Delhotal, Creative Director of Hermès Horloger. The distinct geometric shape of the timepiece is its hallmark allure and the H08 watch features a blend of rigorous discipline and originality. The aesthetic styling of the timepiece is reflected along its multitude of facets and at the Watches and Wonders 2023, Hermès introduced its audiences to the all-new H08 Chronograph.

Forging a sporty yet elegant character, the timepiece while continuing to echo the masculine universe of the house welcomes its latest iteration, the H08 Chronograph which is sculpted from a block of multi-layered composite of carbon fibre and graphene powder. The timepiece launched at Watches and Wonders adorns a cushion-shaped case while being resistant and light to wear.

Hermès: Introduces The Striking New Monopusher H08 Chronograph
The Hermès H08 Chronograph features a composite case construction

Simplifying Timekeeping Function With A Monopusher Chronograph

The case for the Hermès H08 Chronograph features a satin-finished and polished titanium bezel atop a textured case middle. The orange-rimmed monopusher is embedded within the black PVD-coated crown at 3 o’clock. This discreet, intuitive single button serves to activate the chronograph’s start, stop and reset functions by successive presses.

Hermès: Introduces The Striking New Monopusher H08 Chronograph
The dial features luminescent applied numerals and orange accents

Giving the timepiece a dynamic appeal and added depth is the interplay of materials and finishes of the black dial, itself enlivened by two retro-styled counters and a cushion-shaped date. Black gold hands and luminescent applied numerals complete the dial aesthetic. The timekeeping displays are accentuated with orange touches and powered by the Hermès H1837 mechanical self-winding movement coupled with a chronograph module. The watch is born on an orange rubber strap featuring a generous pattern reminiscent of Hermès weaves.

Hermès: Introduces The Striking New Monopusher H08 Chronograph

The Hermès H08 Chronograph is paired with an orange rubber strap

Technical Specifications:

DIAL Black-gold-treated and blackened dial Rhodium-plated applied Arabic numerals coated with Super-LumiNova® White and orange transferred minutes track Black gold hands coated with Super-LumiNova® Orange-varnished seconds and counters hands

41 × 41 mm, cushion-shaped
Carbon fibre composite case coated with graphene powder
Sunburst satin-brushed ceramic bezel with mirror-polished chamfers
Black PVD-coated titanium crown
Anti-glare sapphire crystal and case-back
Water-resistant to 10 bar

Hermès Manufacture movement H1837
Mechanical self-winding movement
Crafted in Switzerland
Diameter: 26 mm (11½’’’)
Thickness: 3.7 mm
193 components, 28 jewels
46-hour power reserve
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4Hz)
Decoration: circular-grained and snailed mainplate, satin-brushed bridges and oscillating weight, Hermès’ sprinkling of Hs

Monopusher chronograph
Diameter: 30 mm (13¼’’’)
Thickness: 3.3 mm
212 components, 34 jewels

Hours, minutes, chronograph, small seconds at 3 o’clock,
date at 4.30

Orange rubber
Titanium folding clasp coated with satin-brushed black DLC, 21 mm