The GMT is a key component of watchmaking. It’s practical, it’s grounded in aviation romance, and it has been around for over half a century. The chronograph, simple date and GMT are all part of a kind of holy trinity. Although it may not be obvious at first, Hermes Reviews was quick to release a GMT function as part of the Slim d’Hermes collection. This isn’t your ordinary GMT, however. This GMT is not your average GMT. It features a unique time zone display. While it might not be right for you, it will make you smile.
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This is the classic Slim d’Hermes, with a new movement and dial. It measures 39.5mm in diameter by 9.48mm thick. This is the perfect size for most wrists. This case is the “Goldilocks” size for cases. Palladium is the material used. It is a rare, lightweight and white metal that visually looks like platinum. Although it isn’t often used by watchmakers, I believe it is a nice touch to a watch that’s unusual in many ways.
This watch’s movement is the caliber H1950, with a GMT module. This movement base is identical to what we saw in the time-only Slim d’Hermes. The watch’s 9mm thickness is due to the caliber, which measures only 2.6mm thick. The Slim’s new version features a module for date, night/day indication and a sub-dial for the second time zone. The total thickness of the movement is now 4mm thanks to this module. Hermes movements are hand-made in-house. Hermes Reviews bought 25% of Vaucher’s manufacturer in 2006, making it a major shift from ETA movements.
The dial is the most important feature of this watch. The layout is a great example of Hermes Reviews design sensibilities. The watch’s time and signature numerals were created by Philippe Apeloig for the Slim. They are the watch’s defining feature. These are used for the hours and again on the subdial for the second time zone. As you can see, the sub-dial is a bit different. Although the numerals are arranged in an order similar to a watch dial, they are not placed perpendicularly. They are placed asymmetrically across the dial making it more difficult to read. This was initially a bit confusing, but it became much more intuitive over time. A sub-dial displays the date at 6 o’clock, and there is also a night/day indicator for Local and Home times (L or H).
This watch’s dial is made of grey fume, which is a nice touch. Standard Slim comes with a monochromatic dial available in several colors. Grey fume dial has a two-part construction. The outer section displays the smokey look while the center section is more consistent. This limited edition watch is only available in Hermes boutiques and is limited to 90 copies. Knowing how popular the original Slim was, I’m almost certain that there will be more GMT models soon.
The Slim Hermes Reviews GMT was something I was skeptical of when I first saw it. The original Slim is my favorite watch. It’s one of the most beautiful time-only watches I have seen in recent years. It is beautiful, elegant, simple to wear, sophisticated, and has enough horological clout for watch-nerd criticism. It was slimmer than a Slim, but it fit and wore the same as a Slim. It now had the useful and oh-so-utilite GMT function. This is something I love and find incredibly useful, even though I have not yet owned one.
We are not going to mince words when we say that this watch is not for everyone. This watch is very distinctive and design-focused. This watch is for people who value the Hermes Reviews connection and more generally what it stands for. It is practical, but this watch is still a watch. After wearing it for a few weeks, I found it to be very easy to wear and use. Although the second time zone can be difficult to read at first glance, it’s not necessary to have the numerals in the correct place to determine what hour it is. It is easy to see the hand position and glance at it. It is also very easy to set the second zone using the button at 10 o’clock. This is always a bonus. One thing to note is that the hand in the second time zone does not move clockwise. This can be difficult to get used too.
Also, the date and night/day indications in the home/away locations can be very useful and well-presented. It took me, along with a few other colleagues (names to remain private), a while to figure out what L and H meant. It was French for what? Lune? Heure? It was just local and at home. Nothing like a good old dose of luxury-watch-humility to bring you back to Earth (oh the hurdles we face in this business). It’s quite useful, however.
The watch was beautiful and a pleasure to wear. The watch’s grey fume dial is elegant, understated, and easy to read. Although I am aware that the second time zone’s fanciful numerals are quite taste-specific, I found them to be very enjoyable and it was refreshing to have something other than your standard GMT. It was very comfortable, and it came with a famous Hermes Reviews Alligator strap.