Hermès’ Grrrrreat Way to Tell Time

BEAR IN MIND. This time piece is more than just a Slim d’Hermès with a picture of a bear


Hermès has never failed to inject playful imagination into watchmaking since the time of Le Temps Suspendu. This year, it borrows a quirky scarf pattern by artist Alice Shirley for an equally striking timepiece. The Slim d’Hermès GRRRRR! watch is as cool as it sounds. The bear image on the white gold dial, by the way, was crafted using a meticulous miniature enamel painting technique. This involves repeatedly drying and firing the enamel to really bring every pigment to life in this piece of art. The rest of the 39.5mm watch itself is essentially a Slim d’Hermès, the French maison’s thinnest collection to date, and which uses the automatic in-house movement caliber H1950 with 50 hours of power reserve. A supple, vivid burgundy leather strap completes the presentation of this most unforgettable bear in the history of horology.