Unveiled at Baselworld 2015 today in Geneva is Hermès’ new watch range, the French house’s first to release in almost 20 years. The watches are unisex and come in three sizes — 39.5mm, 32mm and 25mm — decked with either stainless steel or rose gold casing, clear sapphire crystal backs, and straps made of steel, alligator, calf or Barenia leather. There’s also the option to add diamonds on the front of the case.
The watches, designed by La Montre Hermès Creative Director Philippe Delhotal, are almost entirely made in-house: the Swiss movement maker Vaucher is partially owned by Hermès; case maker Joseph Erard and dial maker Natebar are both fully owned by Hermès; and even the straps are crafted in Hermès’ Brügg, Switzerland factory. The Slim d’Hermès timepieces are assembled by hand as well, from placing the bevel to even stitching the straps.
The design of the Slim d’Hermès range — as the name may already suggest — is extremely slim, with thin numerals, hands and overall shape that make them light, both visually and physically.
Prices start at $3,100 and to go up to $38,900. The full range will be available for purchase in October.