Hermes, which has been making watches since the early 20th century, has a complete collection of dress watches, fashion-forward watches and dive watches, in addition to its complex Time Suspended (read more about that here) and Masque watches.
Now, the brand goes to the next level with its newest series of ultra-slim watches that offer elegant appeal. The new Slim d’ Hermes line consists of several models (including three-hand automatics and several quartz versions), but the Perpetual Calendar Moonphase watch is the piece d’ resistance when it comes to looks. The watch is built using a base caliber from Vaucher (top-notch Swiss movement manufacture that Hermes co-owns) that measures 2.6mm in height. It is topped with a 1.4mm high Agenhor (Jean-Marc Wiederrecht) module for the calendar function. In total, the caliber measures just 4mm in height.
The Manufacture Hermes H1950 ultra-thin automatic movement features a micro-rotor and has bridges engraved with the brand’s H motif — all of which is visible via a transparent sapphire caseback. The watch is offered in 18-karat gold gold in a 39.5 mm diameter case. It displays the days, months, leap years and moon phases via a white mother-of-pearl disk set on an aventurine background.
Making the watch even more aesthetically appealing is the fact that Hermes worked with designer Philippe Apeloig to specially create its own typeface with a light, airy appeal. The watch retails for just around $40,000.
In addition to the flagship perpetual calendar, the watches in this series are offered in multiple sizes and materials to complete the range of prices and styles.