The Slim d’Hermès Mille Fleurs du Mexique timepiece is a true work of art

Limited to as few as 6 pieces, the the Slim d’Hermès Mille Fleurs du Mexique watch spotlights the delicate art of miniature painting with its intricately painted mother-of-pear dial. The watches have been created entirely within Hermès’ in house workshops by skilled artisans.

The process begins when the artisan recreates the motifs on a Laetitia Bianchi designed Hermès silk scarf to a mother of pearl disc. After sketching out the pattern more clearly, he prepares his colors and uses an ultra-fine brush to pain the delicate design. About 21 layers of paint are interspersed by successive firings in the oven at 90°C to dry the painting.

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The “Mille Fleurs” with its endless tiny leaves and flowers is reminiscent of the 15th and 16th century tapestries which inspired its name. The beautiful dial is contained in a white gold case with the ultra-thin Manufacture Hermès H1950 movement. An in-house made alligator strap completes the look of this artistic watch which is both rare and stunning.

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