Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Jewels -

Her­mès’s one-of-a-kind Slim d’Her­mès Pocket Pan­thère time­piece is un­doubt­edly the epit­ome of un­par­al­leled crafts­man­ship and ex­quis­ite artistry. Dis­cover the se­crets of the mai­son’s lat­est pièce de ré­sis­tance. The great cat enam­elled on the dial of the time­piece is in­spired by an il­lus­tra­tion from nat­u­ral­ist artist Robert Dal­let, who was a close col­lab­o­ra­tor of the mai­son in the 1980s. Grand Feu enam­elling was called upon to achieve the pan­ther’s re­al­is­tic ap­pear­ance. Each new colour re­quires the piece to be fired in the kiln at ex­tremely high tem­per­a­tures, with the Slim d’Her­mès Pocket Pan­thère it­self re­quir­ing up to 25 fir­ing cy­cles. The white gold dial is crafted on five dif­fer­ent lev­els—with the deep­est re­served for the pan­ther it­self. In some places, the pure metal can ap­pear ei­ther shiny or matte.

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