Hermès Introduces the Slim d’Hermès GMT

An artful take on a pragmatic complication.
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Characterised by the airy and distinctive custom typeface by graphic designer Philippe Apeloig, the Slim d’Hermès line has come to include a perpetual calendar and an “impatient hour” complication since its introduction in 2015. And now, the brand has unveiled the Slim d’Hermès GMT – an idiosyncratic, yet simple and practical dual-time watch.

A limited edition of 90 pieces, the Slim d’Hermès GMT has a palladium case with trim proportions – 39mm in diameter and 9.4mm in height. As with most things Hermès designs, it is studiedly offbeat and refined. It has a slate grey dial with a sunburst chapter ring under a smoked sapphire crystal.

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The home time zone is displayed in a silvered subdial at ten o’clock, which is just a tad bigger than the date counter at six o’clock, and is adjusted via the pusher beside it. The numerals are seemingly scattered across the sub-dial, but are still arranged chronologically, with time indicated by a blue lacquered hand.

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As it is a 12-hour display, the second time zone is accompanied by a pair of day-and-night indicators at two o’clock, labelled “L” for local time and “H” for home time, showing white for day and blue for night.

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The watch is powered by the compact automatic H1950 from movement maker Vaucher (of which Hermès owns 25%), with the ultra-thin GMT module developed by long-time partner Agenhor, a complications specialist in Geneva. The movement measures 4mm in all, which allows the case to keep to its relatively trim proportions.

Price and Availability

The Slim d’Hermès GMT is a limited edition of 90 pieces and is priced at US$14,700, or SFr13,200.


 

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