Baselworld 2016 sneak peek: Hermès' Slim d'Hermès
Hermès has revealed its Baselworld 2016 offering, the Slim d'Hermès collection. Going back to simple watchmaking artistry, the new timepieces also incorporates the fashion house's expertise working with leathers, evident in the bright alligator straps that complement the mechanics of the watch.
Celebrity graphic artist Philippe Apeloig, designer of the logo for the louvre Abu Dhabi, lent his typographic mastery to the Slim d'Hermès collection, resulting in art deco numerals that are clean and contemporary. "I built it around fundamentals, just as a composer places only seven notes on a musical stave to create a symphony", explains Apeloig. "I'm inspired by the human body in motion, and I explore volumes and rhythm through recurrent and overlapping motifs."
The thin case houses the maison's H1950 ultra-thin movement, with the transparent crystal sappire back offering a peak into what makes the watch tick. Also available is a line that includes 66 diamonds that run around the circumference of the case, adding that extra touch of sparkle and elegance.
The Slim d'Hermès will be launched at Baselworld 2016, which runs from March 17-24. Stay connected to Buro 24/7 Middle East for more updates.