Baselworld saw a big load of releases from Hermes. Already written about here is their exquisite enamel dial piece. And for the rest of their line-up they have released the Faubord Manchette Joallerie. An 18 carat yellow gold piece with an emerald bezel, and green crocodile strap, into which the time-piece is set making it appear as a leather bracelet.
Next up is two pocket watches. Echoing the new trend for retro, the Slim d'Hermes Pocket Panthere. And the Pocket Plien Cuir. The Panthere is a masterpiece, with a stunning dial illustrated by Robert Dallet. in white gold, a brown crocodile strap, and brown crocodile case. The Plien Cuir is a little more traditional in terms of the white gold case and white gold chain. But has a slightly unusual blue crocodile "collar" around the body of the watch.
Prices are not available yet, but expect them to cost from £8,500 for the Machette, and from £12,000 for the pocket watches.