Very Special Replica of Slim D’Hermes Titane Watch
There is a new edition called Titane in the replica Slim d’Hermes collection. Originally created and released in 2015 by La Montre Hermes creative director Philippe Delhotal, the Slim line has been expanding steadily over the last several years; we even cooperated with the replica Hermes to create not one, but two limited edition Slim models last fall. Between the gorgeous slim case and the simple dial that’s chock full of amazing details, it’s simple to see why the Slim d’Hermes was a home-run from the second it was launched.
While the cheap replica watches have gained a sterling fame for sticking to real manufacture watchmaking and representing a truly amazing execution in the slim dress category, this fake Titane model breaks out of its shell a bit with a healthy injection of orange as an accent color. You’ll find a smattering on the dial, but in9 a restrained fashion that’s typical of a maker like Hermes. It’s not a loud dial design by any means, but it’s bold enough to say that this isn’t a very special take on the fan favorite. The new orange hue is reflected in the burnishing on the matte graphite leather strap as well.
The dial is made from three distinct elements, lending a kind of depth that better helps the strong identity of the Slim d’Hermes collection. The Philippe Apeloig-designed typeface is cut out on the chapter ring, permitting the anthracite dial to show through. A casual dose of orange is present at the 12 and six o’clock indices, and the baton hand on the small seconds counter wears the same color.
The Slim d’Hermes collection is absolutely a standout. When we talk about the ultra-thin dress watch category, there are some choices that compete with what Hermes is bringing to the table. We’ve already consistently witnessed a steadfast commitment to nailing minutiae with every other execution of this watch, so it’s no surprise to find out that Hermes doesn’t skimp on any single part of this new Titane version.
Housing the thin H1950 movement is a 39.5 mm diameter case made from micro-blasted grade-2 titanium, and the bezel has a soft, satin brushed finish. This extra part is perhaps the most casual timepiece we’ve seen in the Slim d’Hermes collection so far.
It’s very easy to still feel sporty with the Titane; I don’t think I’d have to throw on a black tie ensemble to pull this one off. You still get the smoked crystal, a detail that allows one to stare at this face for hours. As a professional tool watch guy, the use of orange on the small seconds hand makes it a comfortable pivot to get into the slim dress category. As with anything Hermes does, the band gets the same level of commitment to detail and craftsmanship, and I prefer the color-matched burnishing. It really is all about the packing a huge amount of executed details into a simple package when it comes to the replica Titane.