Luxury watch maker Hermès presents a new watch collection born of a stylistic exercise on the theme of aesthetic purity: Slim d’Hermès. This determination to aim for essentials results in lines distinguished by their elementary sobriety, expressed through the slenderness of a case. The broad dial opening immediately draws the gaze, while the design of the lugs forms a right angle.
The extreme simplicity of this watch conveys a movement towards essentials in a rigorous, beautifully balanced manner. Slim d’Hermès, designed by Philippe Delhotal, Creative Director of La Montre Hermès, testifies to the graphic approach of the house through the original typography created by Philippe Apeloig to mark the hours. The light, airy outline of the numerals imparts a lively rhythm that gives time a pleasing cadence.
At the heart of the large 39.5 mm-diameter model beats the Manufacture Hermès H1950 ultra-thin movement. The integration of a micro-rotor serves to slim down this self-winding calibre that now measures just 2.6 mm. Like the other models from the Manufacture, this movement is adorned with the “sprinkling of Hs” motif, while the bridges are hand-bevelled in keeping with watchmaking traditions.
A sapphire crystal case-back affords a glimpse of the details conveying this expertise. Time is displayed in its simplest expression showing only the hours, minutes and seconds.
Mechanical self-winding movement, crafted in Switzerland
Ultra-thin Hermès Manufacture movement H1950
Diameter: 30 mm (13 ¼’’’)
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 21’600 vibrations per hours / 3Hz
Jewelling: 29 jewels
Decoration: Special Hermès decoration (H symbols)
Distinctive features: Micro-rotor, hand-chamfered bridges
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock
Round, 39.5 mm diameter
5N 750 rose gold (≈28.7 g) or 316L steel
Crystal: Anti-glare sapphire crystal and case-back
Water-resistance: To 3 bar
Inter-horn width: 20 mm
Opaline silvered, black transferred minutes track and Arabic numerals
4N-gilded or rhodium-plated sandblasted Baton hands
Matt havana alligator
Matt black alligator
Buckle: 17 mm pin buckle in 750 rose gold (≈5.2 g) or 17 mm pin buckle in steel
Note: The Slim d’Hermès Collection also offers a Perpetual Calendar Model and other Quartz models.