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Guillaume de Seynes, executive vice-president of Hermès and sixth generation member of the Hermès family, recalls how the leather goods company started making wristwatches thanks to the fame of its straps. The first unofficial wristwatch appeared in 1912:

Guillaume de Seynes, executive vice-president of Hermès and sixth generation member of the Hermès family, recalls how the leather goods company started making wristwatches thanks to the fame of its straps. The first unofficial wristwatch appeared in 1912: “My grandmother, Jacqueline Hermès [pictured second from left] was a very lively young girl so her father decided to strap her pocket watch to her wrist with a pigskin strap,” explains de Seynes.

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