Slim d’Hermès Minuit au Faubourg

The Slim d’Hermès Minuit au Faubourg by Montres Hermès is an offbeat horological creation that plays on the worlds of pop art and Paris.

Produced in two series of 24 timepieces each, this Slim d’Hermès watch comes with an artistic dial inspired a silk scarf designed in 2014 by Dimitri Rybaltchenko.

The miniature painted dial gives a picture of the city of Paris. The Eiffel Tower stands out against a sky streaked with clouds and studded with aventurine stars. The legendary sloping zinc Parisian roofs reflect the bluish gleam of the moon and the rosy glow of the setting sun.

SLIM D’HERMÈS Minuit au Faubourg, with Abyss blue alligator strap
SLIM D’HERMÈS Minuit au Faubourg, with Abyss blue alligator strap ©Anita Schlaefli

The dome of the Invalides can be seen in the distance, along with its neighbouring obelisk on Place de la Concorde. A few streets away, the wings of the Moulin Rouge spin in the summer wind.

But the essential element lies at 24 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. This is where «Hermès Sellier” took up residence in 1880.

On the top floor sits a secret garden surrounded by a column-lined terrace. At the call of his name, beamed as an H from the top of the Eiffel Tower, Super H is ready to take flight. His cape flutters in the wind, revealing his initial: an orange-brown «H».

Slim d’Hermès Minuit au Faubourg watch
©Anita Schlaefli

A beam of light made of Super-LumiNova is projected from the Eiffel Tower. At night, it sparkles near the dial surface, tracing the outlines of the Super H banner. All around it, the Parisian scene is hand-drawn in micro-painting. Its multiple layers – particularly the thicker one in Super- LumiNova – give the dial a slightly grainy texture, like a canvas.

SLIM D’HERMÈS Minuit au Faubourg, with Geranium alligator strap
SLIM D’HERMÈS Minuit au Faubourg, with Geranium alligator strap ©Anita Schlaefli

Entirely hand-crafted and resulting from more than 50 hours of work, each dial will be unique. The 39.5 mm white gold case houses the Manufacture Hermès H1950 self-winding movement.

The SLIM D’HERMÈS Minuit au Faubourg watch is available with a Geranium or Abyss blue alligator straps. Each version is limited to 24 pieces.

Technical details

Model: SLIM D’HERMÈS Minuit au Faubourg, with Geranium alligator strap

SLIM D’HERMÈS Minuit au Faubourg, with Geranium alligator strap
©Anita Schlaefli

Edition
Numbered limited edition of 24 pieces

Movement
Manufacture Hermès ultra-thin H1950 movement
Mechanical self-winding, crafted in Switzerland
Diameter: 30 mm
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations per hour
Functions: Hours, minutes

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

Dial
Aventurine dial, miniature painting and Super-LumiNova; beam of light in Super LumiNova

Strap
Geranium alligator

Model: SLIM D’HERMÈS Minuit au Faubourg, with Abyss blue alligator strap

SLIM D’HERMÈS Minuit au Faubourg, with Abyss blue alligator strap
©Anita Schlaefli

Edition
Numbered limited edition of 24 pieces

Movement
Type: Manufacture Hermès ultra-thin H1950 movement
Mechanical self-winding, crafted in Switzerland
Diameter: 30 mm
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations per hour
Functions: Hours, minutes

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

Dial
Aventurine dial, miniature painting and Super-LumiNova; beam of light in Super-LumiNova

Strap
Abyss blue alligator