Paris-based high-fashion brand Hermes is introducing a new model in its “Clipper” collection this year at Baselworld 2010. The Clipper is the brand’s dive watch/sailing-inspired line and although it has been heavily influenced by haute fashion some years in the past I would say that this year’s model – with a 44mm titanium case on a “Hermes orange” rubber strap – has a fairly functional, but attractive, look to it. Now I’m not a big fan of the partially exposed date-windows (you can see not one but three days on the dial), but otherwise the dial is nicely legible and the and the “Hermes orange” seconds hand and other orange accents look good against the anthracite colored dial. The watch will also come in palladium (silver-ish color) and brown-dial color versions. Movement is the reliable but omnipresent ETA/Valjoux 7750.
Price will be somewhere between $5,000 and $10,000 – hey, what do you expect from Hermes!