Modern and vintage wristwatch enthusiasts Hodinkee has released a new collaboration with French luxury house Hermès. The collab consists of two limited-edition Slim d’ Hermès for Hodinkee styles, in continuation of the watch media and e-commerce site’s 10-year anniversary celebration.
Available in a time-only version and a GMT version, this marks the first time that Hermès has collaborated on a mechanical wristwatch and just the third time the luxury brand has partnered on a timepiece.
The collaboration between the two brands began more than three years ago, with conversations in Switzerland between Hodinkee founder Ben Clymer and Hermès creative director Pierre-Alexis Dumas.
The Slim d’ Hermès for Hodinkee features an exclusive blue dial and blue alligator strap in a color created just for this collaboration and available only on these limited-edition watches. The crystal has been smoked at the edges to give the watch a vignette look and the dial features the iconic Philippe Apeloig numerals, designed specifically for the Slim d’Hermès, at each hour. Each watch is numbered and engraved “Edition Hodinkee” on the back and the sapphire window showcases the beautifully finished Hermès manufacture caliber H1950.
Only 100 Slim d’ Hermès for Hodinkee have been produced and 24 Slim d’ Hermès GMTs for Hodinkee – the 24 referencing Hermès’s address at 24 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The time-only will retail for $7,650 and the GMT for $14,700. The watch is now available only on shop.hodinkee.com.