Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hermès - Slim d’Hermès Perspective Cavalière

Hermès offers its own interpretation of the “Perspective cavalière” through an exceptional new model featuring a dial that sets a perfect stage for the champlevé enamel technique: Slim d’Hermès Perspective cavalière.
Originally designed for a silk scarf, the “Perspective cavalière” motif is expressed on a gold plate. The artisan reproduces it in metal by forming small cells of various depths through careful workmanship with a tool known as a graver. Then comes the enamelling. The artisan uses to brush to delicately apply the molten glass powder in the cavities, before – much like a painter – giving life to the colours by successively firing them at temperatures of more than 800°C, thereby gradually revealing all the many nuances and depth effects.
After each delicate firing operation, the enameller sands down the piece with an ever-finer grain in order to give the model the radiance it deserves. Hermès offers an artistic interpretation of the fundamentals of this “cavalier perspective”. In the absence of any vanishing point, the raised letters forming the words “Hermès Paris” on the dial are reproduced in two dimensions.
This set of blue, red, yellow or white parallel lines is issued in a six-piece limited edition, with each of these exceptional creations housed in a 750 white gold case and driven by an ultra-thin Manufacture Hermès H1950 movement.
Technical details
Movement
Mechanical self-winding, crafted in Switzerland
Ultra-thin Hermès Manufacture movement H1950
Diameter: 30 mm (13 ¼’’’)
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Power reserve: 42 hours
Jewelling: 29 jewels
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations per hour / 3 Hz
Decoration: Sprinkling of “Hs”
Functions: Hours, minutes
Distinctive features: Micro-rotor, hand-chamfered bridges

Case
Shape / size: Round, 39.5 mm diameter
Material:  750 white gold (32.90 g)
Glass: Antiglare sapphire crystal and caseback
Water resistance: 3 bar

Dial
In champlevé enamelled white gold (8.25 g), Perspective cavalière motif borrowed from a Hermès carré

Straps
Matt havana alligator
Matt indigo blue alligator
Matt black alligator
Inter-horn width:  20 mm
Buckle:17 mm pin buckle in 750 white gold (5.37 g)

Limited Edition
4 limited and numbered series of 6

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