Hermès : Exclusive dial

Slim d’Hermès 39.5mm

Case : steel or 750 5N pink gold (28.7g), sapphire crystal case-back, water-resistant to 30m Size : 39.5mm Movement : mechanical self-winding (ultra-thin Caliber H1950, 42h power reserve, hand-beveled bridges, micro-rotor Functions : hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock Dial : opaline silver-toned, black transferred Arabic numerals and minute circle Strap : havana or black matt alligator leather, steel or 750 pink gold pin buckle (5.2g)

The last edition of GMT had already showcased our crush on the delightful perpetual calendar version of this new Slim d’Hermès collection, interpreted through 11 elegant men’s and ladies’ watches radiating a tranquil charm along with a feisty and original graphic design. The self-winding tandem presented here in steel and pink gold is equipped with an ultra-thin Manufacture movement with micro-rotor, of which the splendid “sprinkling of Hs” decoration may be admired on the back of the slender, rounded case. Meanwhile, three graceful circles on the front displaying the time indications provide ample scope for the exclusive dial font while enabling at-a-glance readings. Doubtless a model that women will relish borrowing from their husbands !

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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