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Photo Gallery 03, Jun 2017 12:26pm
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Bringing the GRRRR timepiece to life

Bringing the GRRRR timepiece to life

Blending the delicate technique of miniature enamel painting with a gruff bear, Hermès unveiled the Slim d'Hermès GRRRR timepiece this year at Baselworld.

The inspiration for the Slim d'Hermès GRRRR originated from an Hermès silk scarf for men, designed by the artist Alice Shirley.

Slim d'Hermès GRRRR

The protocol for miniature enamel painting is followed to the tee, starting with a sketch of the gruff bear.

Slim d'Hermès GRRRR

The colours are prepped on a palette, for the artist to bring the design under the brush.

Slim d'Hermès GRRRR

Applying the first color base to the dial.

Slim d'Hermès GRRRR

The faultless drying and firing stages between each layer brings more intensity to the painting.

Slim d'Hermès GRRRR

With each pigment applied to the white gold dial, the animal's expression becomes more daunting.

Slim d'Hermès GRRRR

At the end, the portrait of the bear is protected with a translucent enamel, giving us the Slim d'Hermès GRRRR.

Slim d'Hermès GRRRR

Slim d'Hermès GRRRR
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