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Hermes Slim d’Hermes GMT

Marina Milojević | 03.05.18 | 02:48 AM

One of the most emblematic watches for the house of Hermes is the Slim d’Hermès, a watch described as an exercise in style, embodying a shift towards clear lines and minimalism. Instantly recognized by its unique typography from renowned graphic designer Philippe Apeloig, the popular model returns this year with a 90-piece limited edition Slim d’Hermes GMT.

Hermes Slim d’Hermes GMT

The Slim d’Hermès lineup, which already includes two highly complicated watches - the Slim d’Hermès Quantième Perpétuel and Slim d’Hermès L’heure Impatiente – now welcomes the first GMT function. Made to appeal a modern globetrotter, the watch is made from rare and precious palladium. Its ultra-thin case measures only 9.48 in thickness, revealing a pure yet eccentric dial underneath a smoked crystal. The case is elegantly sized at 39.5mm.

Hermes Slim d’Hermes GMT

The new Slim d’Hermes GMT features an unusual dial layout, with a prominent silver GMT counter set against the slate grey backdrop. The blued hand in the silver GMT sub-dial jumps to the randomly arranged “crazy” numerals. The sub-dial relays its hour information in a 12-hour format, while two small apertures labeled L for “local” and H for “home” denote if it is day or night. The distinctive stencil-type font - slim numerals with spaces between them – is now adorned with a subtle finishing. A sunburst chapter ring accentuates its intensity along with a guilloche center and date counter.

Hermes Slim d’Hermes GMT

The Slim d’Hermes GMT is powered by the ultra-thin in-house movement Manufacture Hermès H1950, measuring only 2.6mm in thickness. The GMT module, developed by Agenhor for Hermes, is merely 1.4mm thick. In addition to the time and date function, the automatic movement also drives a dual-time reading complete with day/night indicator. Equipped with a micro-rotor, the movement beats at a frequency of 3 Hz (21,600 vph) providing at least 42 hours of power reserve.

A sapphire crystal case-back reveals the movement bridges, hand-chamfered and decked with the “sprinkling of Hs” motif, along with those of the GMT module featuring Côtes de Genève and circular-graining. The watch is mounted on a matte graphite grey alligator strap produced in the Hermes leather workshops.

The exclusive new timepiece, available in a 90-piece limited and numbered edition, retails at €12,000. More information at hermes.com.

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