Produced using palladium, an uncommon and light platinum-group metal, the new Slim d’Hermès GMT offers one of the most appreciated complications by today’s globetrotter.
The super flimsy 9.48 mm thick case uncovers its record dim presentation whose light and distinctive font – slim numerals with spaces between them – is uncovered through a smoked glass. The measurement of the watch is 39.5 mm, an ideal size for most wrists.
A sunburst chapter ring, guilloché center and date counter, along with a silver-toned GMT counter studded with numerals complete this Manufacture dial, cleared over by thin sandblasted or blue lacquered baton-type hands.
The Slim d’Hermès GMT beats to the mood of the super dainty 3 Hz (21,600 vph) Manufacture Hermès H1950 movement estimating simply 2.6 mm thick, combined with the 1.4 mm of the super slight GMT module exclusively developed by Agenhor for Hermès. In addition to the hours, minutes and date function, this mechanical self-winding composition outfitted with a microrotor drives a double time perusing complete with multi day/night indicators for home time and travel time. The time in a given destination is changed by means of a dedicated pushbutton at 10 o’clock.
The movement spans, hand-chamfered and adorned with the ‘sprinkling of Hs’ motif, along with those of the module highlighting Côtes de Genève and circular-graining, can be appreciated through the sapphire crystal case-back. The power save is 42 hours.
Given in a 90-piece restricted edition and completed by a matt graphite alligator lash crafted in the Hermès calfskin workshops, the Slim d’Hermès GMT has a price of Euro 12,000. hermes.com