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A firm that started out harness-making in Paris back in 1837 is marking an historically important anniversary this year plus technological advances it has made of late in the field of watchmaking

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In addition to a long tradition of creating fine leatherwork _ amounting to an impressive 175 years, Hermes is also celebrating a century of watchmaking this year plus the reaching of a significant milestone _ the development of its very own mechanical movements for timepieces. 

The new collection of Arceau watches features the H1912 calibre.

"Our roots in watchmaking are deeper than what I thought before assuming this position," said Luc Perramond, who has been CEO of La Montre Hermes since 2009. "We really have a true heritage, which is one of the ingredients for success in the watch industry."

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