The latest Hermès Faubourg watch line just upped the ante with the addition of these statement semi-precious stone dials. Available in three variations — lapis lazuli, onyx or malachite — the artisan stone frames each employ a variety of time-honoured skills often handed down in the workshops from generation to generation and each display a dial with a precious 15.5 mm-diametre case in white or rose gold.

Set in stone: The Hermès Faubourg Pierre

Pick the lapis lazuli edition and you get rose gold set with 48 diamonds. Or opt for the white gold or rose gold gemset versions for the onyx model or in non-set rose gold to accentuate the subtle shades of the malachite dial.

Set in stone: The Hermès Faubourg Pierre

The Hermès Faubourg watches will be available at all Hermès horology flagship stores across the Middle East at the end of December and price will be upon request.