Friday, March 31, 2017

Hermès Slim d’Hermes GRRR!

This mischievous timepiece from the watch making house of Hermès captures the image of a gruff bear on a stunning watch dial on white gold base with the use of delicate technique of miniature enamel painting. The design originates from a Hermès silk scarf designed by the artist Alice Shirley.
Measuring 39.5mm diameter, its white gold case houses a Swiss Made, Manufacture Hermès ultra-thin movement featuring hand-chamfered bridges, Micro-rotor and bridges adorned with the signature H pattern. Powering the basic time indications of Hour and minutes, this movement can deliver a power reserve of 50 hours. The timepiece is fitted with a smooth burgundy alligator strap.
Technical details
Dial
White gold base (≈ 7 g) enamelled using the miniature painting technique
“Grrrrr !” motif taken from a Hermès silk scarf designed by Alice Shirley

Case
Round, 39.5 mm in diameter
750 white gold (≈ 34 g)
Sapphire crystal and case-back with anti-glare treatment
Water-resistant to 3 bar
20 mm interhorn width

Movement
Mechanical self-winding, Swiss made
Manufacture Hermès ultra-thin H1950 movement
30 mm in diameter, 2.6 mm thick
160 components, 29 jewels
21,600 vibrations per hour (3 Hz)
Power reserve of 50 hours
Hand-chamfered bridges
Micro-rotor and bridges adorned with the signature H pattern

Functions
Hours, minutes

Strap
Smooth burgundy alligator
Pin buckle in 750 white gold (≈ 5.34 g), 17 mm

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