Hermès embraces lightweight slim designs to capture globetrotting consumers

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High-end French watch manufacturer Hermès has updated one of its most recent watch collections in a bid to capture a new market segment.

The 2018 Slim d’Hermès GMT line, which is designed to embody simplicity, prominently features the same ‘rigorous discipline and aesthetic balance’ displayed in the brand’s signature collection born in 2015, according to the brand.

The slender curves of the case middle, the right-angled curves, the original numeral font designed by Philippe Apeloig.

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The newly revealed timepiece comprises of palladium, a rare and light platinum-group metal, that, according to Hermès, makes the new GMT ideal companion for modern globetrotters.

Its ultra-thin 9.48mm thick case reveals its pure display beneath a smoked crystal veil. The broad slate grey dial with its distinctive font – slim numerals with spaces between them – is adorned with subtle finishing designed to accentuate intensity.

A sunburst chapter ring, guilloché centre and date counter, along with a silver-toned GMT counter studded with numerals punctuate the manufacture dial swept over by slender sandblasted or blue lacquered baton-type hands.

The new Slim d’Hermès GMT beats to the rhythm of the ultra-thin manufacture Hermès H1950 movement measuring just 2.6 mm thick, combined with the 1.4 mm of the ultra-thin GMT module exclusively developed by Agenhor for Hermès.

In addition to the hours, minutes and date function, this mechanical self-winding composition equipped with a microrotor drives a dual-time reading complete with two AM/ PM indicators for home time and travel time.

A matt graphite alligator strap, crafted in the Hermès leather workshops, binds the travel companion firmly to the wrist.

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