Baselworld 2017 is coming, with sparkling new models like this beauty from Hermès

Hoping not to be completely swamped by SIHH releases at the Geneva fair, Baselworld 2017 exhibitors including Tag Heuer, Hublot, Bulgari and Hermès are busy pre-releasing some of the models they believe will do the trick.

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We’ll report in full from the fair, which opens on March 23, but meantime Hermès has released details of a fittingly “slender, pared-down, minimalist” Slim d’Hermès perpetual calendar model crafted in-house in platinum.

The blue-liveried Slim d’Hermès Quantième Perpétuel Platine feautures the numerals specially designed for the Slim collection with additional date, month, dual-time and leap-year indications displayed on various counters and a mother-of-pearl moon phase peeping from an aventurine sky at 3 o’clock.

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The ultra-thin (just 4mm) Manufacture H1950 movement boasts a “mechanical memory” that ensures the date of months with 30 and 31 days is automatically adjusted, and takes account of the leap years by indicating February 29th every four years without any need for corrections.

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Hand-bevelled, it also powers day/night, dual-time and moon-phase indications and is visible through a sapphire crystal case-back.

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Our impression of the Slim d’ Hermes Perpetual? Refreshingly refined as you’d expect from a brand that doesn’t shout but speaks volumes.

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