The Arceau watch adopts a studded leather dial graced with a horse silhouette – Hermès Arceau Horse
Designed by Henri d’Origny in 1978, the Arceau round watch lends its singular design to a new stylistic expression. Its round case with stirrup-inspired asymmetrical lugs, along with its sloping numerals evoking a galloping horse, secure its place in a timeless and playful universe. Season after season, this discreetly elegant model, offering a quintessential expression of Hermès style showcases the full extent of artistic crafts cultivated by the Maison.
The result of Hermès’s saddlery and leathermaking expertise, 395 mini studs – individually placed on the leather dial of the new Arceau Horse – compose an equestrian motif. The meticulous studding is complemented by the delicate crafting of the black or white leather, both miniaturised to the scale of the dial. The spirited horse comes to life framed by a steel case set with 100 diamonds and secured to the wrist by a calfskin strap matching the dial colour – all produced in the Hermès Horloger workshops. In a fascinating blend of understatement, brilliance and careful attention to every demanding detail, the Arceau Horse boldly flaunts its singularity both by day and by night.
Hermès Arceau Horse Technical Specifications
- Henri d’Origny (1978)
- ø 36 mm, round
- Gem-set 316L steel case, 100 diamonds (0.28 ct)
- Anti-glare sapphire crystal
- White leather dial adorned with 395 mini studs “Horse” motif
- Black leather dial adorned with 395 mini studs “Horse” motif
- Quartz, crafted in Switzerland
- Hours, minutes
- 316L steel pin buckle, 16mm
- Swift white calf strap
- Black Barénia calf strap