Hermès new watch series Slim dʼHermès is an art style exploration with the theme of pure aesthetics. Aiming at the essence of exploration, the slim lines of the case simplifies the basic lines. The wide dial size converges in real time, forming a right angle with the lugs. The succinctly simple watch conveys a movement that follows its essence in a beautifully balanced way.
Slim d’ Hermès comes from the handwriting of Philippe Delhotal, creative director of Hermès watches. He uses Philippe Apeloig (the graphic designer Philippe Apeloig and Hermès have collaborated for several years: in 2012, he created a visual image for Puiforcat; in 2013, he created the ‘Saut Hermès’ poster.) The original font is used as a time scale to illustrate Flat design style for brand. The light and transparent digital contours inject a lively rhythm into the dial, giving time a pleasing rhythm.
The watch is suitable for men and women and is available in three sizes. The large 39.5 mm diameter is equipped with the Hermes-made H1950 ultra-thin movement. Incorporate the mini-rotor into a manually wound movement to slim down the movement to 2.6 mm. It is exactly the same as other Hermès self-made movements. The movement is decorated with the H letter pattern decoration. The bridge is polished by hand to preserve the traditional watchmaking technology. The details of the movement are clearly visible from the transparent sapphire caseback. Time is displayed in hours, minutes, and seconds in the simplest and most direct way.
Large 39.5mm can be equipped with perpetual calendar function. Perpetual calendar is the most complex and demanding feature of advanced watchmaking technology. This complication is reported for several days and months, and the leap year is clearly calculated, and a four-year display is provided. In this ultra-thin movement, there is a moon phase display, the moon is made of natural white mother-of-pearl, and it is placed on the sky background of agate gold glass; there are also two time displays.
Small and medium 32mm and 25mm quartz movements and new alligator leather straps: dark purple, cloud white and shiny blue, and red, brown, elephant gray and brilliant purple. Also available in natural cowhide strap or steel strap style. Slim dʼHermès is available in rose gold or stainless steel, with or without diamonds. The rose-gold version is paired with a white natural mother-of-pearl dial, engraved with a guilloché guilloche pattern; the brand’s ‘ex-libris’ motif is adorned on the caseback.
Whether it is a concerto or artistic construction of mechanical components, Slim dʼHermès writes the ultimate pure definition of time, symbolizing the return to the basic principles of watchmaking art. The new watch series is committed to preserving the brand’s glorious tradition and highlighting the vast creative space of manual technology. Whether it is about the history of watchmaking or the unprecedented watchmaking process, it can give birth to outstanding authentic works.