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Hermes Slim d’Hermès L’heure Impatiente for Only Watch 2017

Marina Milojević | 08.16.17 | 07:59 AM

For this year’s edition of the Only Watch charity auction, benefiting the research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the house of Hermes introduces a new and unique version of its Hermes L’Heure Impatiente, a watch that captures the emotion of anticipation. This unusual model is a fruit of collaboration between La Montre Hermès and the famous master watchmaker Jean-Marc Wiederrecht.

Hermes Slim d’Hermès L’heure Impatiente for Only Watch 2017

Slim d’Hermès, L’Heure Impatiente, French for the “Impatient Hour,” is a watch that includes an original poetic complication that captures and underlines the anticipation of waiting for a special moment. In a nutshell, this special feature is a mechanical alarm that allows the wearer to set an alarm on a sub-counter located between 4 and 5 o’clock. When the time is set, a retrograde “hourglass” sub-counter, located at 6 o’clock, begins winding down from 60, until it reaches zero, at which point an alarm rings.

Hermes Slim d’Hermès L’heure Impatiente for Only Watch 2017

The striking mechanism of the watch has been designed to enhance its acoustical properties. The module, powered by the Manufacture Hermès H1912 movement, measures only 2.2mm in thickness. The caliber is housed in a spacious 40.5mm –wide case, which is fitted with extra-thin sapphire crystals and the 1mm dial that resonates with the vibration of the striking mechanism. The compact mechanism beats at the frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) and offers a power reserve of 42 hours.

In the spirit of the Slim d’Hermès collection, this timepiece features a dial with printed Arabic stencil-type numerals designed exclusively for Hermès by the award-winning French graphic designer Philippe Apeloig.

Hermes Slim d’Hermès L’heure Impatiente for Only Watch 2017 will be auctioned in Geneva, on November 11, 2017. The estimated price is between $36,000 and $57,000. For more information, please visit onlywatch.com.

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