THE CHARM OF BLACK Overflowing with elegance and simplicity, the star of the Hermès watch collection has been dressed in black to celebrate its 26th anniversary, and also marks a first for the Parisian luxury firm: the use of DLC to decorate the watch case. In 1991...

HOW TO MAKE IMPATIENCE IS A VIRTUE Playful Hermès unveiled a new watch with a unique and poetic complication as soon as the doors opened for 2017’s BaselWorld. Impatience isn’t a vice if it’s used wisely; it can be a virtue. It’s a little boost that...

All the strength of mechanical memory Seen as one of the finest watch complications, the perpetual calendar is now part of the Slim collection by Hermès. It's been two years now since Hermès released its Slim model, a simple and elegant classic watch with a face displaying...

HERMES, THE RAINBOW MAKER The Paris brand has designed a bespoke wardrobe for the 25th anniversary of its Cape Cod whose dial glitters with diamonds and magical gems. In 1991 on the request of Hermès President Jean-Louis Dumas (1938-2010), the brand’s illustrator since 1958 and brains behind...

Introducing the Hermès Slim d'Hermès Email Grand Feu   The Slim d'Hermès was unveiled in 2015 and has been a great success, especially among those who love minimalist timepieces and simple watchmaking. Its power of seduction lies in the uncrowded dial, slender font by designer Philippe Apeloig...

Hermès – Slim d'Hermès Time alone can turn a watch into an icon, make it holy and give it pride of place in people’s hearts. Unveiled in 2015, the Slim d'Hermès has the potential to be a future icon as it oozes perfection. Its lines are...

If the fabulous Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) was still alive, she’d certainly have loved the Slim d'Hermès Mille Fleurs du Mexique. The miniature artwork on this colourful dial depicts some of the cultural and folklore symbols so dear to the painter which she put into her...

The building at 24 Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré in Paris has been home to Hermès since 1879. Founded in 1837 by Thierry Hermès (1801-1878), the saddlery brand was moved here by his son, Charles-Emile (1831-1876). The iconic address, affectionately abbreviated to “Faubourg”, has quite...

Most so-called ornamental gemstones have beneficial qualities for body and soul. These little healers protect from illness, ease sadness and fear, encourage meditation and bring harmony. Deep blue lapis lazuli (also known as the pharaoh’s stone), midnight black onyx and intense emerald green malachite adorn...