Hermès presents a new Hermès Slim d’Hermès Quantième Perpétuel watch. Featuring a slender case, it incorporates a much appreciated horological mechanism.
The ultra-thin Manufacture H1950 with perpetual calendar complication ensures that the date of months with 30 and 31 days is automatically adjusted, while taking account of leap years by indicating February 29th every four years without any need for corrections. Adorned with a ‘sprinkling of Hs’ and meticulously hand-bevelled, the movement also powers day/ night, dual-time and moon-phase indications within a composition measuring just 4 mm thick. This intricate self-winding mechanical calibre may be admired through the sapphire crystal case-back.
The numerals with their font specially designed by Philippe Apeloig stand out with light and airy grace. While the date, month, dual-time and leap year indications are displayed on various counters, a mother-of-pearl moon phase graces an aventurine sky backdrop at 3 o’clock. The elegant and graphic dial perfectly harmonizes with the rose gold and titanium or titanium and platinum case. The new Slim Quantième Perpétuel watch from Hermès unites the full spectrum of watchmaking skills, like the expertise in crafting mechanical complications and the proficiency of case and dial-making artisans. The matt graphite alligator strap reflects impeccable leather craftsmanship.
Yes, we have our very first Baselworld pre-release coming to you a few days before SIHH, but trust me it’s a good one. Hermès is unveiling an updated version of the Slim d’Hermès Quantième Perpétuel, this time in Hermès Slim d’Hermès Quantième Perpétuel watch platinum with deep blue dial. This one looks like it’s going to be good.
You may remember the Hermès Slim d’Hermès Quantième Perpétuel watch from when it was released two years ago or when we did this in-depth review of the time-only Slim d’Hermès. It was quite a hit with us (and many of you), so we are really excited that the French luxury house is continuing to develop the collection, bringing us the Slim d’Hermès QP in an updated configuration. Originally it was only available in rose gold with a silvered dial and the new edition offers a massive contrast with a platinum case and dark blue dial. The watch is powered by the in-house caliber H1950, which is an automatic ultra-thin movement (wound by a micro-rotor!). This is the same impressive movement used in the previous edition, and it shows the date in the top sub-dial, the month and leap year cycle on the left, and the moonphase on the right, with a second timezone hour indicator with day/night functionality tucked down at six o’clock. The detail on the moonphase is incredible, with the mother-of-pearl moon set against the aventurine glass sky. It’s a small touch, but an important one. The new platinum case measures 39.5mm in diameter, again like the edition before. The Hermès Slim d’Hermès Quantième Perpétuel watch slim hands stand out nicely against the blue dial, as far as we can tell from photos, but this is clearly a watch you have to see in person to truly appreciate. You can be sure we’ll have live photos and a full report on this one for you as quickly as we possibly can.