SIMPLICITY DRIVING AUDACITY
Since 2015, we have never been disappointed by the watches in the Slim collection! We love their simplicity and their visual features, well in evidence in this model.
With Hermès, time has entered another dimension. A dimension where style is not just a marketing pitch, but a real aesthetic aim. Each component has its own identity. Once brought together, the elements give the watch a unique character. For proof you just need to look at the brand-new Slim Titane. The chapter ring is made up of white figures in an original typeface. Designed by Philippe Apeloig, they are precisely cut out from the watch face. In the centre, an azure surface houses a grained counter at 6 o’clock in the same colour as the hours. While the Parisian firm likes to play with materials, it also shows unique skill in combining colours. So we find a touch of orange, Hermès’ trademark colour, on the figure 12 and on the small second hand, helping to bring the simple design to life. The watch is housed in a 39.5mm-wide titanium case with a swirling, satin-brushed bezel.
The time elements are powered by an extra-flat calibre, the H1950, which is just 2.6mm thick. The self-winding movement provides the watch with 42 hours of power reserve, thanks to the rotor on display through the sapphire crystal. The delicate mechanism is decorated with a forest of H’s and features hand-filed angles on the bridges.
The matt alligator leather strap worn with the Slim Titane recalls the colours on the dial. The front comes in a graphite tone, while the lining is a smooth orange.
Price: 5,900 EUR hermes.com
By Dan Diaconu
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