Slim d’Hermès Manufacture

Slim d’Hermès Manufacture

The Slim d’Hermès Manufacture extends the Slim range introduced by Hermès in 2015. It is a 39.5 mm watch for women, with a whole range of strap colours, and smooth or diamond-set bezel. In the version shown, the watch has an opaline dial, and a bezel set with 66 diamonds. The movement is the H1950…

Slim d’Hermès Pocket Panthère, photo by Claude Joray

Slim d’Hermès Pocket Panthère

Lots of pocket watches this year. Perhaps Hermès know something that other people don’t about this sector of the market? Are lots of people going to be going around with fobs and chains? Are waistcoats also going to be coming back? In actual fact theSlim d’Hermès Pocket Panthère  isn’t going to change the situation all…

Hermès Arceau Tigre

Robert Dallet (1923-painted big cats and made many scarf designs for Hermès in the 19980s. In January this year, Hermès was involved in the foundation of the Robert Dallet Initiative for Wild Cat Conservation, which operates with Panthera to help protect these endangered species. Dallet first saw a tiger in a Paris zoo, and this…

Hermès Pocket Plein Cuir

Usually you see vintage pocket watches hanging in watch repair and antique shops. Before 1910, all watches were pocket watches: wristwatches were made popular by soldiers in the First World War. Today, many brands still have a few pocket watches in their collection, such as this piece by Hermès, Pocket Plein Cuir. It combines a…

Hermès Arceau Pocket La Promenade de Platon

Hermès Arceau Pocket La Promenade de Platon

The three watches in the Arceau Pocket La Promenade de Platon by Hermès are all one-off pieces, made using three techniques: enamel, engraving, and three-dimensional engraving with added layers of gold. They are based on a scarf design by Annie Faivre on this year’s theme “Nature at full gallop.” The subject is philosopher Plato riding…

Faubourg Manchette Joaillerie, photp by Joel Von Allmen

Hermès Faubourg Manchette Joaillerie

It seems that Hermès is doing everything right. Its watches incorporate its exquisite leather craftsmanship. The brand gives its own names to its mechanical movements, justifiably, because it owns a 25% share of movement manufacturer Vaucher. It uses its vast design resources to create some interesting case and dial designs. And it is using its…

Slim d’Hermès Email grand feu

Slim d’Hermès Email grand feu

At Baselworld, Philippe Delhotal, Creative Director of La Montre Hermès, said that 2016 is all about the consolidation of the Slim collection launched commercially in 2015. The Slim d’Hermès Email grand feu is a development of the Slim d’Hermès, and it is a 100-piece limited edition designed for collectors. Its dial design has the same…

Slim d’Hermès Koma Kurabe

This limited-edition series, 12 watches, is part of the Slim project by Hermès. The dial depicts the Koma Kurabe horserace organized every year at Kamigamo Shrine in Kyoto, amidst the springtime cherry blossom. Each dial is made of Sèvres porcelain, hand-painted by Buzan Fukushima, a master of the Japanese Aka-e painting technique. Below, Buzan Fukushima at…

Slim d’Hermès

The Slim d’Hermès project began in 2012 and it represents a quest on the part of La Montre d’Hermès to pare a watch down to the essentials. Designed by creative director Philippe Delhotal, all the Slim watches feature a new typeface by Philippe Apeloig, a designer who had already worked for Hermès but who knew…

Hermès

Company profile: Someone who loves watches may be forgiven for paying less attention to a brand like Hermès that makes principally leather goods, perfumery and fashion garments. But in actual fact, Hermès makes beautiful watches, proving that quality in watchmaking is absolutely possible for a horizontally-diversified brand of this type – as is the case…

Baselworld 2015 highlights – Slim d’Hermès Perpetual Calendar

At Baselworld 2015 I was expecting from Hermès another deliciously ironic piece such as last year’s L’Heure Masquée, but the brand seems to have decided that they have reached the end of the line of those quirky masterpieces and have moved in another direction. I was pleasantly surprised. Simplicity and a new typeface The major launch…

Hermès Arceau Temari

While the Hermès Dressage L’heure masquée is an ingenious watch with an original movement designed to express an unusual concept of time, the Arceau Temari by Hermès is a jewellery watch in which the motif on the dial is the principal feature. Temari is a Japanese word meaning “hand ball.” They were made from remnants…

What’s missing from this watch?

L’Heure Masquée by Hermès.  Hermès is a brand best known for its scarves and leather goods, but its watches are also superb, and a fine expression of the maison’s distinctively ironic touch, perhaps less easy to discern in its fashion products. Now an integrated watch manufacture – in other words, most of the operations required…