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New Release: Travel in style with the chic Slim d’Hermès GMT

by Deployant News Team on March 14, 2018

From Paris to New York and from Buenos Aires to Beijing, making light of time zones is now simple and sleek with the slender elegance of the palladium case gracing the new Slim d’Hermès GMT. 

The Slim d’Hermès line embodies essentials: simplicity imbued with rigorous discipline and aesthetic balance, the unmistakable signature of the collection born in 2015. At once classic and modern, it devotes considerable attention to details. The slender curves of the case middle, the right-angled curves, the original numeral font designed by Philippe Apeloig.

Made from palladium, a rare and light platinum-group metal, the Slim d’Hermès GMT is an ideal companion for today’s globetrotter with its ultra-thin 9.48mm case.

The broad slate grey dial with its distinctive font of slim numerals with spaces between them, is adorned with subtle finishing. A sunburst chapter ring, guilloché centre and date counter, along with a silver-toned GMT counter studded with numerals punctuate this perfectly legible Manufacture dial swept over by slender sandblasted and blue lacquered baton-type hands.

In the Slim d’Hermès GMT is the ultra-thin Manufacture Hermès H1950 movement measuring just 2.6mm thick, combined with the 1.4mm 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 day/night indicators for home time and travel time. The time in a given destination is simply adjusted via a dedicated pushbutton.

The movement bridges, handchamfered and adorned with the ‘sprinkling of Hs’ motif, along with those of the module featuring Côtes de Genève and circular-graining, can be admired through the sapphire crystal case-back.

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The Slim d’Hermès GMT comes with matt graphite alligator strap, without a doubt, crafted from Hermès leather workshops.

Technical Specifications

90-piece limited and numbered edition

Mechanical self-winding movement, crafted in Switzerland
Ultra-thin Hermès Manufacture movement H1950
30 mm in diameter, 2.6 mm thick
29 jewels
21’600 vibrations per hour (3 Hz)
Power reserve of 42 hours
Hand-chamfered bridges adorned with the special
Hermès decoration (sprinkling of Hs)

GMT module
33.6 mm in diameter, 1.4 mm thick
63 components, 9 jewels

Hours, minutes, date, GMT, day/night indicators
for home and local time

Slate-toned dial, sunburst chapter ring, snailed date
counter and dial center, grained silvered GMT counter,
white-transferred Arabic numerals.
Rhodium-plated sandblasted or blue lacquered Baton hands

Round, 39.5 mm in diameter
Palladium (≈ 36.45 g)
Sapphire crystal and case-back with anti-glare treatment
Shadded dark-grey transfer
Water-resistant to 3 bar
20 mm interhorn width

Matt graphite alligator
17 mm pin buckle in palladium (≈ 4.15 g)



Edited: 15 March 2018. Changed Mumbai for Beijing in opening paragraph. Details see reply to comment below.

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  • March 14, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    You said Mumbai, but time in India is calculated with half an hour variation to GMT. How will the watch show that with just 1 GMT hand?

    • March 15, 2018 at 9:02 am

      Thanks for your comment. Well spotted.

      As this is a press relese, the text was provided by Hermès. We noted this while preparing the article, and as the movement was by Agenhor, it is indeed possible that it was designed to handle half hours. We clarified this with Agenhor boss Jean-Marc Wiederrecht. Jean-Marc just replied and confirmed that each push of the TZ corrector does indeed move the hour hand by 30°, which is 1 hour increments. And thus with the pusher, it is not possible to change the time to Mumbai. We know its against the grain of the intent of a watch like this, but to set to the +5.30 UTC needed for Mumbai, one would need to reset both hands.

      We have edited the text to remove the reference to Mumbai and chalk this up as an error by the Hermès press release copywriter.

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