Hermès SLIM D’HERMÈS La Source de Pégase

Seamlessly blending several miniature techniques, the Slim d’Hermès La Source de Pégase watch features a winged horse in brilliant colours.

This miniature artistic composition is inspired by the La Source de Pégase silk scarf designed by French artist Pierre Marie. The illustrator depicts the winged horse striking a rock with its hoof to create the Hippocrene spring on Mount Helicon.

A luminous yellow first interpretation set with 52 baguette-cut diamonds combines Grand Feu enamel with straw marquetry. The champlevé enamel dial base is crisscrossed with alveoli filled with coloured glass powders mixed with natural oils and then fired at over 800° C to set the colours.

Hermès SLIM D’HERMÈS La Source de Pégase

The raised Pegasus figure is composed of a multitude of enamel layers, successively dried and fired before being engraved by hand. Its fan-shaped wings are crafted using the straw marquetry technique, for which the artisan individually cuts sections of previously selected, dyed and dried smooth rye, forming the motif by assembling each strand on a gold plate, which he then places on the enamel.

The equally radiant second model with its sky blue shades tones features an engraved Pegasus, with gold-woven wings standing out against a painted mother-of-pearl background. The different colours are delicately applied to the dial using a brush.

Hermès SLIM D’HERMÈS La Source de Pégase

They are dried in a kiln before the profile of the gold horse is shaped in relief using the engraver’s burins and chisels before being painted by hand. Finally, the feathers of its wings are composed using precious gold-leaf threads, assembled in several layers and painted in bright colours.

These two exceptional dials are framed by a round 39.5 mm-diameter white gold case housing the Hermès H1950 ultra-thin mechanical self-winding movement adorned with the “sprinkling of Hs”.

Crafted in the Hermès Horloger workshops, a Chantilly or Mykonos blue alligator strap matches the shades of each watch, respectively issued in 12-piece limited editions.

Technical details

SLIM D’HERMÈS La Source de Pégase, Numbered 12-piece limited edition (with diamond set case)

Movement
Manufacture Hermès H1950 ultra-thin movement
Mechanical self-winding, Swiss made
Diameter: 30 mm
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 21,600 vph
Functions: Hours, minutes
Decoration: Circular-grained and snailed baseplate, oscillating weight and bridges adorned with a sprinkling of Hs

Case
Shape/size: Round, 39.5 mm diameter
Material: White gold set with 52 baguette-cut diamonds
Glass: Anti-glare sapphire crystal and case-back
Water resistance: 3 bar

Dial
Enamel and straw marquetry

Strap
Chantilly white alligator

SLIM D’HERMÈS La Source de Pégase, Numbered 12-piece limited edition

Movement
Manufacture Hermès H1950 ultra-thin movement
Mechanical self-winding, Swiss made
Diameter: 30 mm
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 21,600 vph
Functions: Hours, minutes
Decoration: Circular-grained and snailed baseplate, oscillating weight and bridges adorned with a sprinkling of Hs

Case
Shape/size: Round, 39.5 mm diameter
Material: White gold
Glass: Anti-glare sapphire crystal and case-back
Water resistance: 3 bar

Dial
Miniature painting on mother-of-pearl, engraved and painted gold applique, wings composed of painted gold-leaf threads

Strap
Mykonos blue alligator