A playful paradox, new Slim d’Hermès Squelette Lune Large Model (GM), with bead blasted titanium case (39.5 mm), platinum bezel, white gold crown and pusher, skeletonized dial with black-gold sunburst flange and grey-transferred minutes track, blue PVD-coated hands, self-winding ultrathin H1953 Manufacture Hermes movement, double moon-phase at 6 o’clock, matt graphite alligator strap.
The Slim d’Hermès Squelette Lune mingles simplicity with informality and demanding details with the daring use of contrasting materials as well as stylistic crossovers. This model with its pure lines carved from ultra-light titanium is joining the Slim d’Hermès collection, created in 2015.
The round case and angular lugs of the Slim d’Hermès Squelette Lune exemplify a blend of rigorous discipline and optimal balance, playing with paradoxes, hovering between touches that are at once classical and contemporary, understated, and assertive. In a clever juxtaposition of materials, the bead blasted titanium case-middle is topped by a precious platinum bezel and a white gold crown, creating subtle light and texture effects. The deep shades of the skeletonized dial, accentuated by an airy architecture and alternating matt and glossy finishes, express both the character and the refinement of this beautiful horological object.
In keeping with the cosmic and dreamlike dimension of Hermès time, a double Moon, also openworked, completes this light and easily legible ensemble, swept over be slender blue hands matching the stitching on the alligator leather strap. The hours, minutes and moon phases beat to the rhythm of the ultra-thin self-winding Hermès H1953 Manufacture movement, adorned with the ‘sprinkling of Hs’ motif. The finely fashioned movement, case and strap are crafted by artisans in the Hermès Horloger workshops, based on the inherent skills of the Maison.