Hermes Arceau Into the Canadian Wild

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Hermes Arceau Into the Canadian Wild

Hermes Arceau Into the Canadian Wild – A miniature painting on aventurine adorns the Arceau watch, like an anthem to the luxuriant Nature abounding in Canada.

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The round case with its asymmetrical stirrup-shaped lugs is the hallmark of the timeless allure exuded by the Arceau watch, designed by Henri d’Origny in 1978. This understated yet singular curvature lends itself to the creativity and demanding expertise of Hermès. Available in two limited series of 24 each, the Arceau Into the Canadian Wild watch in white gold and diamonds captures the spirit of wild Nature on its dial.Hermes Arceau Into the Canadian Wild duo Copyright Studio des fleurs

The animal themes interpreted here – a polar bear and a snowy owl – both stem from the Into the Canadian Wild silk scarf designed by British artist Alice Shirley in 2017, on the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The original drawing depicts the abundance of flora and fauna, natural treasures of Canada’s vast territories bathed in oceans, lakes and rivers. From this hymn to nature, Hermès Horloger has drawn two interpretations: a snowy owl – emblematic of Quebec – flying amid the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) graces the first model; while the other features a polar bear with its cub, standing on top of waves populated by fascinating creatures.

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The artisan devotes more than a week per dial to accomplishing this miniature work, tracing the contours of the motif on the glittering aventurine base, before placing it in the kiln to fire it in place. The different volumes of the landscapes and animals are then formed by means of successive layers of paint alternating with successive firings. The major requirement of such a work lies in the miniaturisation of a drawing with multiple volumes, tones and subtle details.

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Combining watchmaking and craftsmanship, the Arceau Into the Canadian Wild watch is powered by a mechanical self-winding Hermès movement. It displays hours and minutes on the model adorned with a polar bear, along with a moon phase on the model featuring the snowy owl. An elegant white gold case set with 82 diamonds frames the hand-crafted dial and is complemented by a smooth sapphire blue alligator strap, also made by the Hermès Horloger artisans.

Hermes Arceau Into the Canadian Wild Technical Specifications

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Limited and numbered edition of 24

Movement

  • Manufacture Hermès H1837 movement
  • Mechanical self-winding, Swiss made
  • Diameter: 26 mm
  • Thickness: 3.7 mm
  • Power reserve: 50 hours
  • Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour / 4Hz
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, moon phase between 10 and 11 o’clock

Case

  • Shape / size: Round, 38 mm in diameter
  • Material: White gold set with 82 diamonds
  • Glass: Anti-glare sapphire crystal and case-back
  • Water resistance: 3 bar

Dial

  • Miniature painted aventurine dial

Strap

  • Sapphire blue alligator

 

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Limited and numbered edition of 48

Movement

  • Manufacture Hermès H1912 movement
  • Mechanical self-winding, Swiss made
  • Diameter: 23.9 mm
  • Thickness: 3.7 mm
  • Power reserve: 50 hours
  • Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour / 4Hz
  • Functions: Hours, minutes

Case

  • Shape / size: Round, 38 mm in diameter
  • Material: White gold set with 82 diamonds
  • Glass: Anti-glare sapphire crystal and case-back
  • Water resistance 3 bar

Dial

  • Miniature painted aventurine dial

Strap

  • Sapphire blue alligator

Time, a Hermès object

Hermès creates objects. Objects shaped by the hands of artisans to make them true companions for those who wear them. Practical, functional and stemming from uncompromising expertise, they radiate the lightness of the unexpected. They make everyday life their playground, and each instant a uniquely special moment. For Hermès, time is also an object. Its inherent tension is translated by the house into a singular characteristic. Rather than measuring, ordering, and seeking to control it, Hermès dares to explore another time, designed to arouse emotions, open up interludes and create spaces for spontaneity and recreation.

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