Showcasing a grand enameling expertise in all aspects, the Slim d’Hermès Email Grand Feu is a gift to the artisan, made by an artisan. From just its hefty, generously-sized dial, the watch collection offers an aperture to push the brand's creative signature; an undying, artistic craft from the old. Hermès imbibes this regal collection with their unparalleled mastery, as highlighted in the watch's imposing yet delicate design. The first stage: two tiny stands are placed on a copper place, something which serves as a proper base of the dial to the movement. With the curved wooden base holding the plate, the master artisan proceeds to rub the surface to narrow it down, through a series of methods, into a final thickness. It will become just about 0.2mm. 

This process gives the material ideal robustness to avoid any tendency that causes the glass enamel to crack. After this, the second stage: the enameling. Here, the copper disc shall be coated on both sides, covered with an inflammable liquid that is concocted from a secret solution. One will use a fine brush to apply a thin yet consistent dusting of enamel powder. The item is then fired into a kiln, heated at the grand heat of 830°C. Through this, the liquid immediately catches the light, and the enamel powder slowly marries the copper surface. At the right time, the artisan removes the disc from the kiln, and, finding the initial layer still green and blistered with its newfound harmony with the copper, he will repeat the same operation until the enamel results to a clean white shiny surface without manual polishing. 

Hermès have decided to use this white enamel procedure to adorn the dial of three layers. The first disc, bearing the hours. The second glimmers at the center. The third showcases the seconds at 6'o clock.

After the creation of the discs, hour markers are now transferred into the immaculate enamel. Black enamel paste is applied onto the gelatin pad, and a new firing begins. To ensure that it will convey a flat finish, a piece of charcoal is pressed onto the item. 

The final phase of this watch includes the dovetailing of the subtle illustrations onto the dial. At the end result, one can only be mesmerized at the glistening pewter shin. All in all, eight hours of work is given to producing such a fine dial. No modern machine. No high-technology processed involved in creating this profound handiwork. The Slim d’Hermès Email Grand Feu, however, houses an ultra-thin movement, the H1950, as revealed through its crystal back-case. 

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