When looking into the dial of Hermès’ Slim d’Hermès Quantième Perpétuel and immediately your eyes lock in to its complex beauty. You’re instantly taken to the mother-of-pearl moon phase which graces an aventurine sky backdrop at 3 o’clock, even though you can’t help but notice the date, month, dual-time and leap year indications which are displayed on three other counters.
The eye-catching and elegant dial by Hermès melts effortlessly into the surrounding precious rose gold and titanium or titanium and platinum case. The numerals are also playful – designed by Philippe Apeloig. As a new and pared-down twist on a well-known model of the Maison’s, the slender and minimalist version is an in-house crafted model that would look good on the wrist of any watch enthusiast.
A perpetual calendar, which ensures that the date of months with 30 and 31 days is automatically adjusted, and also takes into account leap years, is made possible through the Maison’s use of the technical ultra-thin Manufacture H1950. Bejeweled with a ‘sprinkling of Hs’, the movement also powers day and night, dual-time and moon-phase indications within a composition at 4mm thick. And you can appreciate the complexities of this horological complication through the sapphire crystal case-back.