SLIM LA SOURCE DE PÉGASE
WINGS OF LIGHT
These two works of art, infused with a poetic soul, imagined by the Parisian brand and to be worn on the wrist, whisk us off to a fabulous fantasy world during a colorful horse ride.
Just like its emblem embodied by a horse, colors are an integral part of Hermès personality and every single piece of work issued by the Parisian house, across all domains, is always an extravagant feast for the eyes. The illustration, a real fireworks display, imagined by Pierre Marie, the 39-year-old artist who describes himself as a “designer ornamentist”, pursues its route from the silk scarf for which it was created to the wrist. As such, the famous white horse with wings from Greek mythology now transposed to the dials of two Slim La Source de Pégase, takes flight in a tourbillon of colors.
One of the variations, dazzling like a sun with its dominant yellow hue, is fringed with 52 baguette-cut diamonds. Its dial espouses several techniques: champlevé enameling to compose the radiant décor which boasts a host of layers for Pegasus’ relieve-style body, and straw marquetry to adorn its wings with flamboyant colors.
The blue-hued version brings together engraving used to create the mythological horse which flies off into a mother-of-pearl sky covered with an array of azure nuances and the delicate cutting out technique on layers of painted gold leaf to fashion its wings.
At the heart of these miniature masterpieces, fine straight-line hands hover over the hours and minutes, driven by the ultra-slim automatic H1950 caliber which delivers a power reserve of 42 hours and nestles in a 39.5 mm-diameter white gold case.
The Slim La Source de Pégase, available in just 12 pieces per reference, is accompanied by a Chantilly white or Mykonos blue alligator strap.
Price: CHF97,500 (blue version) – CHF119,000 (yellow version) hermes.com
By Sharmila Bertin
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