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  • Métiers d'Art
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Slim d'Hermès Koma Kurabe

Hermès 2015

Unisex

The simple beauty of Slim d'Hermès offers a fabulous canvas for ancient arts to express themselves for the first time in watchmaking. The Koma Kurabe is a case in point. Proposed as 12 one-of-a-kind timepieces, the Sèvres porcelain dial depicts a horse race held once a year in Kyoto. Horses and riders are expertly brought to life by Buzan Fukushima, one of the few master-artists to still practice aka-e, a style of painting that had its heyday in Japan in the nineteenth century. He recreates each scene in a palette of reds and ochres which he completes with a fine layer of gold. The dial is then fired three times.

Function

  • Function
    Hours, Minutes

Complications

  • Thinness
    Extra-thin movement

Movement

  • Movement name
    H1950
  • Energy supply
    Self-winding
  • N° of jewels
    29
  • Power reserve
    42 hours
  • Vibrations
    21600
  • Form
    Round
  • Height/thickness
    2.6 mm
  • Diameter
    30 mm

Case

  • Form
    Round
  • Material
    750 white gold
  • Diameter
    39.5 mm
  • Back
    Sapphire
  • Water-resistance
    30 m

Dial

  • Material
    Sèvres porcelain
  • Colour
    White, hand-painted depiction of the Koma Kurabe horse race

Strap

  • Material
    Alligator
  • Colour
    Mat Havana
  • Fastening
    Pin buckle

Artistic crafts

  • Type of artistic crafts
    See presentation text