New Hermès watch: Slim d’Hermès “GRRRRR!” with an enamelled dial
Capturing the bear perfectly, is the new timepiece by the brand that made a debt at BaselWorld 2017
Delicate is not a word that you would associate with a bear but Hermès has managed to link the two together with its latest addition to the Slim d’Hermès collection. Aptly named “GRRRRR!”, the 39.5mm timepiece features a gruff bear on the dial and is what you would define as a work of art. In fact, we would go so far as to say that this is the perfect ice breaker that will get people talking.
The inspiration behind the dial comes from a Hermès silk scarf that was designed by Alice Shirley and has been crafted using the age-old art of enamelling. Few understand the amount of time, effort and precision needed to execute such a fine creation but with the “GRRRRR!” each brush stroke is clearly defined. Painted on a white gold dial, the features of the animal stand out thanks to the miniature painting technique that is used.
The key to achieving the look lies in the artists ensuring that each layer does not weaken during the process of drying and firing. The heating process helps to enhance the intensity of the layers and once the process is complete, the dial is covered by a translucent enamel. Accompanying the star of the show is a case made of white gold and sapphire crystal and case back that provide you with anti-glare treatment. The final touches that make this a watch to add to your personal collection, is the burgundy alligator leather straps.
Movement Mechanical self-winding, Manufacture Hermès ultra-thin H1950 movement
Power Reserve 50 hours
Case 39.5-millimetre in white gold
Water Resistance Up to 30 metres
Strap Smooth burgundy alligator leather with a white gold pin buckle