“Fou” is French for “crazy”
Hermès expands its timepiece collection once again with the Slim d’Hermès Email Grand Feu. A little birdie (and by this, we mean “Google”) told us that “grand feu” means “high fire” in French, and it is also the name of an enameling technique used to create the said timepiece.
It is named so because the technique requires white enamel powder to be dusted on a copper disc and then fired in a kiln at 830°C. The process is repeated several times until the powder melts, creating one smooth enameled white surface, whose color will last forever.
Moreover, the dial also features the one-of-a-kind numerals that were designed exclusively for Slim d’Hermès watches by Parisian graphic designer Philippe Apeloig.
The exquisite look of the dial is completed with a 39,5 mm case in rose gold and Hermès’ signature matt Havana alligator strap, while the sapphire case back is finished with a “sprinkling of Hs” motif.
Inside, a micro-rotor is installed into the hand-chamfered bridge, allowing the watch its ultra-thin H1950 movement, which is only 2,6 mm thick. It also has a power reserve of 42 hours.
Made for serious collectors, Slim d’Hermès Email Grand Feu is limited to 100 pieces only.