Review: Hermès – Slim d’Hermès Perspective cavalièreWritten by Alvin Wong
Fancy a shot of art? Hermès gets busy with its take on ‘isometric perspective’, a 2-D design technique once used in the 16th century by military mapmakers.
The technique gets a flourish of eye-snapping colours, courtesy of the French maison adapting the colours and patterns of its scarves to the dials, rendered using champlevé enamel technique. Available in four colour combinations – teal and royal blue; mandarin orange, salmon and navy; orange and canary yellow; and white and royal blue – each option is limited to six pieces.
Alvin promises not to be a douche when talking about watches. He may have scoured the Basel and Geneva watch fairs for the past 15 years, and played an instrumental role to the growth of Singapore's pioneering horological and men's lifestyle publications, but the intrepid scribe seeks to learn something new with each story he writes.