Hermès Horseshoe Clock, Leather Dial

£3,000
Watchdrawer

Those with an eye for mid-century design will appreciate this stylish horseshoe clock by Hermès. Paying homage to the luxury brand’s equestrian origins, the piece has a playful style with enduring vintage appeal and is instantly recognisable as an iconic piece of Hermès design.

THE STORY BEHIND THE BRAND

Maker of colourful scarfs, delicate perfumes and curious timepieces, Hermès has diversified quite a lot since its equestrian beginnings in 1837. It was founded by the harness-maker, Thierry Hermès, when he opened his first workshop on rue Basse-du-Rempart in Paris. At the time, horse-drawn carriages were the main mode of transportation, so he was kept in good business by the constant need of local Parisians and their preferred means of transport. Read the full story in The Journal.