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Review: Hermès – Slim d’ Hermès La Femme aux semelles de vent

Translated to mean “the woman with soles of wind,” this artisanal Hermès watch features a porcelain dial and miniature painting executed using the Japanese Aka-e technique.

It is a breathtaking piece of art, made even more meaningful by its context. The painting here is based on a drawing by artist Aline Honoré, used for a Hermès scarf produced in 2009, one of a series of scarf designs on the theme of travel. The woman in question is Alexandra David-Néel, a French/Belgian explorer and writer most famous for her journey to Lhasa, Tibet, in 1924 when it was closed to foreigners.

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