Hermès Debuts the Slim d’Hermès, Its First Timepiece in 20 Years
Unveiled at Baselworld is Hermès‘ first foray back into timepieces in over 20 years. The French label is rolling out a range of unisex watches in three sizes — 39.5mm, 32mm and 25mm — clad in a variety of luxury materials and makes. With a stainless steel or rose gold casing upon clear sapphire crystal backs, finished with straps of either alligator, steel, calf or Barenia leather, the label is bringing its upscale luxury and quality to your wrists. There are also options to add diamonds to the front of the case for extra glamor. The overall look is extremely slim, with thin numerals and hands for a light piece. Designed by La Montre Hermès creative director Philippe Delhotal, the watches are made almost entirely in-house as Hermès partly owns the Swiss movement maker Vaucher, as well as case maker Joseph Erard and dial maker Natebar. The straps are crafted at Hermès’ factory in Brügg, Switzerland, with each piece assembled completely by hand. Prices start at $3,100 USD to $38,900 USD, and the full range will be available for purchase in October.