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HOW TO MAKE IMPATIENCE IS A VIRTUE

Playful Hermès unveiled a new watch with a unique and poetic complication as soon as the doors opened for 2017’s BaselWorld.

Impatience isn’t a vice if it’s used wisely; it can be a virtue. It’s a little boost that can set the tone or a gentle rush that wakes time up. Try your patience! Hermès is a regular that likes to bend time in a playful and poetic way. In keeping with its signature timeless fun, the Parisian brand has designed a new complication in its Swiss factory to power a slim and stylish piece: Slim L’heure impatiente.

hermes slim heure impatiente collection

The H1912 produced by Hermès for the Slim – the cool collection launched in 2015 – has a slim module that’s been specially designed in Agenhor’s Genevan studios and called “heure impatiente”. The movement brings to life the classic hour and minute functions alongside the new complication which acts as a mechanical hourglass with a 42-hour power reserve in the 40.5mm rose gold case.

In line with the Slim collection, the Slim L’heure impatiente’s dial is as minimalist as possible. The finishes on the silver opalescent dial capture the light: sand-blasted hour rim with black “Slim” Arabic numerals (the ethereal font by designer Philipe Apeloig), round engine-turned grooves on the sub-dial at 4.30 and the main dial where the gold hour and minute hands stem from and, last but not least, the “heure impatiente” dial at 6 is textured like wallpaper.

hermes slim heure impatiente closeup

The famous “heure impatiente” is actually a counter that starts once the appointment time is set in the sub-dial at 4.30. Its smooth, unique and subtle sound gives the Slim L’heure impatiente’s owner 60 minutes to get ready for a business meeting or hot date and heighten the wearer’s impatience and all the emotions it entails.

Price: 35,000 CHF hermes.com

By Sharmila Bertin

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