Slim d’Hermès new models, amazing utter simplicity.

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Hermes and watchmaking is a long love story. From craftsmanship to poetry, Hermès rolls out a beautiful story for watch-lovers. When the French luxury company launched the Slim d’Hermès, it was not only a big statement but also they created an amazing creative platform for future developments. With 2 new variants today, the Slim d’Hermès features opaque black lacquer or translucent magnolia white. Crafted in the Hermès watchmaking workshops and available as small and very small models, the Slim d’Hermès watch reveals itself exactly as it was conceived: with utter simplicity.

Slim d’Hermès, purity and sophistication as a creative paradox

Philippe Delhotal is the Maison Creative director. He explains that this collection was born thanks to the encounter of different designers and artisans. The idea was to get into the Hermès essence with a pure and sharp design. There is something very contemporary in this design that places La Montre Hermès as one of the avantgarde of watch-making. One specific and striking detail on this watch collection is the way numbers were designed. There is a very original approach with an unusual font. It was created by Philippe Apeloig, experienced designer currently collaborating with Jean Nouvel. The approach was to find all the fundamentals of typology, there is also a certain rhythm found in the different lines and it is perfectly blending with the watch dial.

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Slim d’Hermès cultivates a sense of opposites along with pared-down purity. Its supremely understated lines stem from rigorous stylistic research. Its slender silhouette, broad dial opening and the aesthetic details of its lugs: everything about this design accentuates its quintessential nature. Its strength also lies in the original font of its numerals, created like a musical score by graphic designer Philippe Apeloig. This eminently pure and meticulously thought-out script is distinguished by nely traced lines interspersed with ‘silent’ spaces, setting a lively cadence for the passing of time.

Hermes creates timepieces as crafted objects by the hands of artisans. This makes a Hermes watch a true companion to those who wear them. Practical, functional and stemming from uncompromising expertise, they radiate the lightness of the unexpected. They make everyday life their playground, and each instant a uniquely special moment. For Hermès, time is also an object. Its inherent tension is translated by the house into a singular characteristic. Rather than measuring, ordering, and seeking to control it, Hermès dares to explore another time, designed to arouse emotions, open up interludes and create spaces for spontaneity and recreation.

The new Slim d’Hermès, contemporary beauty on the wrist

Two new models are now presented, one featuring an opaque black lacquer and a second one showcasing a magnificent translucent magnolia white.

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The Slim d’Hermès Opaque Black Lacquer

With this new model, Hermès features a 316L stainless steel case set with 60 diamonds. Two sizes are available: 32mn and 25mm. The dial is black lacquered with a white transferred Arabic numerals and minute circle. We can note the pearl-shaped hour-markers and the sunburst chapter ring in the center. The hands are rhodium-plated sandblasted.

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The movement is s Swiss-made Quartz movement with a Smooth Black Alligator strap marked by a 316L stainless steel folding clasp.

The new Slim d’Hermès Translucent Magnolia white

This other new version has also a 316L stainless steel case with 60 diamonds set. Two sizes available as well: 25 and 32mm. The dial is very beautiful with a translucent magnolia white lacquer and a black transferred Arabic numerals and minute circle. Let’s also highlight the pearl-shaped hour-markers and its sunburst chapter ring in the center. the hands are also rhodium-plated and sandblasted.

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The movement is a Quartz Swiss-made movement and the strap is a Chantilly white matt alligator featuring a 316L stainless steel folding clasp.

You can discover more about La Montre Hermès or the new Slim d’Hermès by visiting the brand official website here: http://www.hermes.com

Arsène Wargas

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Arsene Wargas

Arsène is a young yet very passionate Parisian author. He is passionate about luxury watches and joined Luxury Activist team since 2015. While working in PR and marketing he loves to share his passion for luxury Swiss watch-making. He contributes in a regular base with articles around watch brands, history and new launches. Follow Arsène on his social networks.