The Hermès Arceau watch series is a classic created by brand designer Henri d ‘Origny in 1978. Recently, two new versions have been added to the collection.
The common feature of these models is their asymmetrical lugs: the design of the lugs connected to the stirrup belt is reminiscent of Hermès’s creation of high-end saddles and harnesses. However, the distinctive italic Arceau time stamp no longer exists, replaced by a special straw pattern embedded elegantly in the dial.
A 41-mm-diameter white gold case with blue and black V-shaped and small square Hermès ties.
Equipped with Manufacture Vaucher’s Calibre H1928 self-winding movement made exclusively for Hermès, both watches have a power reserve of 55 hours. The matte indigo alligator strap matches the color of the straw dial.
These two collector’s models were introduced together in the precious Makassar black and ebony watch box. The watch box itself is also inlaid with straw patterns. Its handicraft reflects the aesthetic core of the House of Hermès.