Hermès Drops US Exclusive H08 Timepiece

To mark the opening of its new Madison Avenue boutique, Hermès has created a striking new limited edition H08 US exclusive. The H08 Madison is given over to a deep grey and bright yellow colorway – a tribute to New York’s iconic cabs. Instead of a 12 o’clock hour marker, Hermès has used zero and, while nine of the twelve markers are white, the brand has picked out the numerals 7, 0, and 6 in yellow, alluding to the boutique’s address at 706 Madison Avenue.

The 39mm titanium watch and its black ceramic bezel are both brushed for a satin finish, while the dial features a heavily grained texture. Hermès repeats the taxi cab yellow on the glass seal, minutes track, lacquered seconds hand, and the watch’s fabric-textured rubber strap. The 185-piece limited edition is out now via Hermès in the US.