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New Hermes watch offerings add an alloy, hide the hour hand
New Hermes watch offerings add an alloy, hide the hour hand

Novelty in the watch world usually falls into two camps. The most ambitious -- and hardest to understand -- is tweaking what's under the hood (so to speak), pushing the timekeeping technological envelope by adding more and more complications (each "complication" is an additional function). Easier to understand are the cosmetic tweaks -- fabrication, silhouette and the design and color of the watch face, hands and strap. The watch-making arm of Maison Hermes has a couple of elegantly subtle entries in this latter category that we had the opportunity to see first hand at the recent JCK Swiss Watch show in Las Vegas. First, for 2014, Hermes has debuted a new silver alloy...

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