Everything you need to know about the Hermès Slim d’Hermès Cheval Ikat Limited Editions
The art of Ikat weaving
The new Slim Hermès Cheval Ikat is inspired by the art of Ikat weaving. The word Ikat comes from the Malay “to bind” and is a dyeing technique used to decorate textiles with patterns. The main characteristic of this métier d’art is a blurriness to the design, which is the result of carefully lining up the dyed yarns so that the image appears in the fabric. It is an extremely difficult process and requires exceptional skills especially when working with complicated designs such as this miniature galloping horse.
The watch dial
Framed by a fine gold case, the Slim d’Hermès Cheval Ikat features a galloping horse in white thread on a blue background (for the white gold version) and the same design in gold thread on a white background (for the rose gold version). The dial has been embroidered using gold threads to reveal the graceful movement of the horse. The dial is protected with a varnish finish.
The Slim D’Hermès design
Designed by Philippe Delhotal in 2015, the Slim d’Hermès Cheval Ikat 39.5mm case comes in a choice of rose gold or white gold. It comes with an anti-glare sapphire crystal on the front and back and is water-resistant to 30 meters. Each case is fitted with a white alligator strap for the rose gold version and a black alligator strap for the white gold version.
An ultra-thin manufacture movement
The timepiece is powered by the Hermès H1950 ultra-thin, self-winding movement that comes with a 42-hour power reserve. The watch functions include hours and minutes only.
Like all the métiers d’art collections on offer from Hermès, this Slim Hermès Cheval Ikat is limited. These two editions are limited to 36 pieces.