Hermès Médor Secrète is one dazzling wrist addition to have

Hermès Médor Secrète is one dazzling wrist addition to have

What a gem

Text: Wei Yeen Loh

Hermès Médor Secrète is the epitome of opulence with its 10 white diamond-set pyramids

Hermès' tradition-rooted Médor Secrète has been interpreted with a luxe touch this season, draped in white diamonds and studded with 10 pyramids that encircle the wrist. Its signature motif has been decked with thousands of gems to create a jewellery cuff watch, with the largest diamond-set pyramid concealing a watch that only reveals via a push-button hidden beneath the gemsetting. First introduced in 1993, the Médor line was inspired by pointed studs on dog collars that the Maison used to create back then; but this time around, the Médor Secrète exudes a contemporary look thanks to its distinctive geometry and design. Its white gold base and arched sides structure the design and create spaces for each diamond to be individually hand-setted with a technique called snow-setting.


A dedicated seat that's proportionate to the size of each diamond is hollowed out from the metal, as the gemsetter fixes each stone to ensure its luminosity is retained. In doing so, its surface is transformed into a sparkling field of light. The edge of each pyramid base also has a line of gems for a beautiful contrast—the Hermès Médor Secrète is adorned with a whopping 4,379 diamonds totalling 13 carats.

Its quartz movement that's hidden inside this bracelet appears when a push-button is pressed, hence unlocking its lid. A meticulous expertise is required for this system: The pyramid opens up on the side to reveal the white lacquered dial that features four pyramid-shaped hour-markers. Since the crown is positioned on the case-back and is invisible from the front, this subtle adjustment system is designed and put together with the artisans' skill and expertise. 


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