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Light fantastic: the Slim d’Hermès Titane
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Light fantastic: the Slim d’Hermès Titane

Tuesday, 23 April 2019
By The FHH Journal editors
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From its ultra-light titanium case to an anthracite dial with a hint of orange, the new Slim d’Hermès confirms its understated but never staid nature –with the additional benefit of an extra-thin manufacture movement.

Sleek lines and playful contrasts set a resolutely dynamic and bold tone for the Slim d’Hermès Titane, an interpretation enriching the Slim d’Hermès collection. Created in 2015 by Philippe Delhotal, Creative Director of the Hermès watchmaking division, this model is the epitome of simplicity, rigorous discipline and balance. The delicate curves of its round case with angular lugs, the purity of its dial with its original font designed by Philippe Apeloig, conceal the Hermès Manufacture Hermès H1950 self-winding movement adorned with a sprinkling of Hs.

Slim d'Hermes © Calitho
Slim d'Hermes © Calitho

In a more relaxed style, this Slim d’Hermès Titane features an ultra-thin 39.5mm diameter case made from micro-blasted grade 2 titanium – a lightweight yet resistant material – topped by a circular satin bezel, creating light effects making a pleasing contrast with the depth of the anthracite dial.

Slim d'Hermes dials © Lucas Vuitel
Slim d'Hermes dials © Lucas Vuitel

This generously wide and perfectly legible dial is composed of three parts: a chapter ring with cut-out Arabic numerals; a finely snailed centre swept over by slim baton-type hands; and a frosted crystal small seconds counter. Orange accents enliven the dial and match the burnishing on the matt graphite leather strap. The indications on this watch face, with its distinctive font composed of beautifully spaced, airy numerals, are driven by the ultra-thin Manufacture Hermès H1950 movement. The sophisticated mechanism adorned with a sprinkling of Hs and hand-bevelled bridges can be admired through the transparent sapphire caseback. The movement, case and strap are all developed and crafted in the Hermès Horloger workshops. Blending simplicity with audacity, the new Slim d’Hermès exudes the lightness of the unexpected.

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