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Slim d’Hermès GMT, an extra-slim travel companion in...
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Slim d’Hermès GMT, an extra-slim travel companion in palladium

Friday, 02 March 2018
By The FHH Journal editors
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Hermès introduces the first GMT function to its Slim collection, combining an Agenhor module with its H1950 in-house movement for a height of 4mm in total. The case, 9.48mm high, is crafted from palladium, a metal noted for its lightness.

Strolling in step with Hermès time. Making light of time zones. From Paris to New York and from Buenos Aires to Mumbai, the slender elegance of the palladium case gracing the new Slim d’Hermès GMT criss-crosses the globe. The mysterious allure of its slate grey dia. bearing a deliciously light font is revealed through a smoked glass, its indications moving to the tune of the ultra-thin Manufacture Hermès H1950 movement and its exclusive – likewise ultra-thin – GMT module. Losing one’s bearings, living the moment anytime, anywhere. An open invitation to discover Hermès time, issued in a 90-piece limited edition.

The Slim d’Hermès line embodies essentials: simplicity imbued with rigorous discipline and aesthetic balance, the unmistakable signature of the collection born in 2015. At once classic and modern, it devotes considerable attention to details. The slender curves of the case middle, the right-angled curves, the original numeral font designed by Philippe Apeloig.

Slim d'Hermès GMT
Slim d'Hermès GMT

Made from palladium, a rare and light platinum-group metal, the GMT version becomes the ideal companion for today’s globetrotter. Its ultra-thin 9.48mm thick case reveals its pure display beneath an enigmatic smoked crystal veil. The broad slate grey dial with its distinctive font – slim numerals with spaces between them – is adorned with subtle finishing that accentuates its intensity. A sunburst chapter ring, guilloché centre and date counter, along with a silver-toned GMT counter studded with numerals punctuate this perfectly legible Manufacture dial swept over by slender sandblasted or blue lacquered baton-type hands.

At the heart of this journey, the new Slim d’Hermès GMT beats to the rhythm of the ultra-thin Manufacture Hermès H1950 movement measuring just 2.6mm thick, combined with the 1.4mm of the ultra-thin GMT module exclusively developed by Agenhor for Hermès. In addition to the hours, minutes and date function, this mechanical self-winding composition equipped with a microrotor drives a dual-time reading complete with two day/ night indicators for home time and travel time. The time in a given destination is simply and playfully adjusted via a dedicated pushbutton. The movement bridges, handchamfered and adorned with the ‘sprinkling of Hs’ motif, along with those of the module featuring Côtes de Genève and circular-graining, can be admired through the sapphire crystal case-back. A matt graphite alligator strap, crafted in the Hermès leather workshops, binds this reliable travel companion firmly to the wrist.

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