Hermès Arceau Lift Tourbillon Répétition Minutes

A horse-shaped cut-out in the lacquered dial reveals the Hermès tourbillon and minute-repeater movement.

Hermes Arceau Lift Tourbillon Répétition Minutes
Reading Time: 3 minutes

Designed by Henri d’Origny in 1978, the Hermès Arceau watch displays an understated yet distinctive nature. Its timeless silhouette takes the form of a round case with stirrup-like asymmetrical lugs. A one-of-a-kind model in rose or white gold, the Arceau Lift tourbillon répétition minutes features a white or Abyss blue-lacquered dial revealing part of its entrancing mechanism.

Hermès Arceau Lift Tourbillon Répétition Minutes

Framed by the equestrian profile cut-out hugging the curves of the case, the complexity of the double-gong minute-repeater mechanism is captivating. This traditional horological complication is combined here with another horological exception – the flying tourbillon – coiled inside the horse’s neck and visible through a round aperture at 6 o’clock. Forming a double H, the architecture of the tourbillon is inspired by mot emblematic of the Hermès boutique on the Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris. This design crowning the tourbillon carriage and barrel bridge picks up the pattern of the artistic wrought ironwork adorning the entrance, railings, staircase and lift at the Parisian establishment.

Hermès Arceau Lift Tourbillon Répétition Minutes

The pleasing overall effect is swept over by slim openworked hands and punctuated by the Hermès Arceau line’s characteristic sloping numerals that evoke a galloping horse.

Hermès Arceau Lift Tourbillon Répétition Minutes

Visible through the dial cut-outs and the sapphire crystal case-back, the new mechanical hand-wound movement H1924 rom Manufacture Hermès emits the clear chime of its minute repeater from a white or rose gold case measuring 43 mm in diameter. Re-designed to incorporate two major Haute Horlogerie complications, this precious case was designed in the Hermès Horloger workshops, as were the lacquered dial and matt black alligator strap.

Hermès Arceau Lift Tourbillon Répétition Minutes Technical Specifications

Arceau Lift Tourbillon Répétition Minutes Blue

Arceau Lift Tourbillon Répétition Minutes White

One-of-a-kind model

MOVEMENT

  • Manufacture Hermès H1924 movement
  • Mechanical hand-wound, crafted in Switzerland
  • Diameter: 30 mm (13 ¼ ‘’’)
  • Thickness: 6.1 mm
  • Power reserve: 90 hours
  • Frequency: 21,600 vph (3Hz)
  • Functions: Double gong, minute repeater, hours, minutes
  • Decoration: Mirror-polished tourbillon carriage topped with the Lift motif. Hand-chamfered and polished bridges
  • Distinctive feature: flying tourbillon

CASE

  • Shape / dimensions: Round, 43 mm in diameter
  • Material: Rose gold
  • Crystal: Sapphire crystal and case-back with anti-glare treatment
  • Water resistance: 3 bar

DIAL

  • White-lacquered dial.
  • “Horse” cut-out motif

STRAP

  • Havana alligator

Arceau Lift Tourbillon Répétition Minutes Blue

Arceau Lift Tourbillon Répétition Minutes Blue

One-of-a-kind model

MOVEMENT

  • Manufacture Hermès H1924 movement
  • Mechanical hand-wound, crafted in Switzerland
  • Diameter: 30 mm (13 ¼ ‘’’)
  • Thickness: 6.1 mm
  • Power reserve: 90 hours
  • Frequency: 21,600 vph (3Hz)
  • Functions: Double gong, minute repeater, hours, minutes
  • Decoration: Mirror-polished tourbillon carriage topped with the Lift motif. Hand-chamfered and polished bridges
  • Distinctive feature: flying tourbillon

CASE

  • Shape / dimensions: Round, 43 mm in diameter
  • Material: White gold
  • Crystal: Sapphire crystal and case-back with anti-glare treatment
  • Water resistance: 3 bar

DIAL

  • Blue-lacquered dial.
  • “Horse” cut-out motif

STRAP

  • Abyss 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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