Hermès launches new titanium versions of its ultra-thin model
Slim d'Hermès Perpetual Calendar gets metallic makeover
Iconic Parisien watchmaker Hermès has launched two new variants of its Slim d’Hermès Quantieme Perpetual model, incorporating multiple precious metals into the design.
The new models pair titanium and rose gold and also titanium and platinum for a slender, pared-down and minimalist approach to the popular ultra-thin QP line.
Inside, the remarkably technical Manufacture H1950 movement is equipped with one of the most demanding horological complications: a perpetual calendar. This authentic ‘mechanical memory’ ensures that the date of months with 30 and 31 days is automatically adjusted, while taking account of leap years by indicating February 29th every four years without any need for corrections.
Meticulously hand-bevelled, the movement also powers day/night, dual-time and moon-phase indications within a composition measuring just 4mm thick. This impressive demonstration of horological expertise can be admired through the sapphire crystal case-back.
In a statement, the watchmaker said its new design "unites the full spectrum of watchmaking skills", adding: "Mechanical complication rub shoulders with the skill of case and dial-making artisans, while a matt graphite alligator strap reflecting impeccable leather craftsmanship sets the perfect finishing touch."