The motion inside is your Hermès H1950, that is just 2.6mm thick. The motion relies on a micro-rotor to achieve its thinness. It defeats at 3Hz and has a nice power reserve of 42 hours. The GMT complication is possible because of an ultra-thin GMT module made exclusively for Hermès by Agenhor. It is remarkably thin at only 1.4millimeters in height. The movement is visible through a sapphire display caseback and is handsomely decorated with perlage on the base plate, glossy screw heads, and hand-chamfered bridges which are adorned by the signature ‘H’ motif of Hermès.The new Hermès Slim d’Hermès GMT is a welcome addition to the collection. I like the way Hermès successfully combines style with function, and the Slim d’Hermès is easily one of the most smart-looking GMT watches one can find. Every Hermès timepiece is outfitted with immediately identifiable references into the storied property. In the Heure H’s logo bezel to the Cape Cod’s equestrian-inspired horsebit situation, each style is completely iconic and forever chic. Less traditional watches such as the Kelly along with the Medor double as fashion-forward bracelets while the Clipper’s sleek and understated style is ideal for everyday. Find the perfect timepiece to complement your appearance when you shop our authentic edit of Hermès watches.When you hear the word Hermès, we would not blame you for instantaneously considering hand luggage and leather goods (or possibly the elegant and mysterious Hermès Arceau Temps Suspendu). The time might have come to start considering them as a watchmaker. Do not just take my word for this, here is the proof… our hands on with the most recent creation of the French Maison, the Slim d’Hermès time-only watch and its mechanical, ultra-slim, micro-rotor movement.
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.
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.
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.
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.