THE DESTRIER’S SILHOUETTE
The Parisian house’s emblematic animal becomes an elusive shadow, a silhouette in motion, blended with precious weaving, galloping unfettered across the dial of two new timepieces unveiled as limited editions.
A bona fide explorer, Hermès Horloger travels across the globe on a quest to discover occasionally uncharted, occasionally overlooked, but frequently incomparable arts, which it packs in its trunks then subsequently center stages on its watch dials. The Slim model is ideally suited to this, an authentic miniature blank canvas on which the Parisian firm loves letting its creative streak roam free. The firm brought back a traditional weaving technique from Asia to adorn the Slim d’Hermès Cheval Ikat duo, each revealed as a 36-piece limited edition.
Two baton-type hands which emerge from the horse’s body to display the hours and minutes are driven by the H1950 caliber. This extra-slim self-winding movement, which nestles in the 39.5 mm-diameter case, beats at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations an hour and delivers a power reserve of 42 hours.
This Slim d’Hermès Cheval Ikat duo is complemented by a black- or Chantilly-colored alligator strap.
Price: CHF28,000 (rose gold) – CHF33,000 (white gold) hermes.com
By Sharmila Bertin