Jewelry & Watches
This Handsome Timepiece Features A Mechanical Hourglass Encased in 18-Karat Rose Gold
It's a watch that will make you look forward to the future.
IMAGE COURTESY OF HERMES
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Hermès has introduced a watch that not only keeps track of the time, but also simultaneously counts down to an event: the streamlined Slim d’Hermès L’Heure Impatiente, launched to much fanfare at Baselworld 2017. While the Slim d’Hermès collection was inspired by the movement towards minimalism, its new addition allows for an interesting, if whimsical, complication: a mechanical hourglass.

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Translated as “the Impatient Hour,” the new complication is powered by the Manufacture Hermès H1912 movement located on the lower half of the watch face. You can set your personal reminder up to 12 hours before it happens; the sweeping countdown timer goes into motion 60 minutes before the timed event, and it signals the end of the countdown with a single chime. Charming and playful in nature, this complication captures what makes Hermès pieces so unique. With the watch fastened to an abyss-blue crocodile strap, the handsome timepiece is a timeless addition to any collection. Created by Hermès’ experienced artisans, like all of the maison’s other watches, this one is practical, functional, and stems from uncompromising expertise. Greenbelt 3, 757.8910


An early sketch of the watch.


The Slim d’Hermès L’Heure Impatiente is exclusively available in 18-karat rose gold, with a hand-stitched alligator leather strap.

This story was originally published in the November 2017 issue of Town&Country.

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