Chérie, I want this! The Hermès Faubourg watch

Faubourg joaillerie watch atop Portefeuille Enveloppe Trio and Couverture Cahier Ulysse in Orange Poppy, all by Hermès
Faubourg joaillerie watch in rose gold atop Portefeuille Enveloppe Trio and Couverture Cahier Ulysse in Orange Poppy, all by Hermès

I no longer wear watches anymore and I asked myself the other day, why is that? Of course I always carry my mobile with me and therefore I don’t need to wear a watch to look for the time, and as pretty as they are a vintage Rolex is on everybody’s wrist, at least it seems to me like that.

So in a way wrist watches are no longer needed unless they make us say, Oohhh, how pretty and tiny and immensely elegant, like the Hermès Faubourg Joaillerie watch.

As Gregory Gardinetti, a historian of watchmaking at the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva, recently stated in an interview with The New York Times: “Women wanting to assert their independence and stand out, or wanting to show off their social success in a man’s world, will appropriate their codes by wearing masculine watches. But modern and stylish women will opt for models that are discreet and more elegant.”

We fondly think back to the 60s and 70s, when watches were much smaller and worn more like a bracelet. Hermès now has such a beautiful, tiny joaillerie watch and we are completely in love. The delicate Faubourg in rose gold set with diamonds would look lovely on any woman’s wrist as a statement for timeless glamour and elegance.

IRMA travels the world, writes and illustrates the life she lives.

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