Adorned with textured mother-of-pearl, midnight blue lacquer and sparkling diamonds, the Hermès Arceau Petite Lune watch in gem-set steel extends an invitation to embark on a journey beneath the starry canopy of space.
The Arceau watch designed by Henri d’Origny in 1978 combines understatement with creativity in a round shape resting on a stirrup, a nod to the brand’s equestrian roots. Its steel case featuring asymmetrical lugs and a gem-set crown is adorned with 70 diamonds using a cut-down setting technique that highlights the diamonds’ many facets.
This setting frames a celestial dial that captures the gaze and propels it into a star-studded night sky. In a play on chiaroscuro effects, the textured mother-of-pearl reveals its nuances and reliefs in shades of blue lacquer. The moon appears in an iridescent glow, while a constellation of seven diamonds lights up the surrounding darkness.
Swept over by slender leaf-shaped hands, this starlit universe is brought to life by the Manufacture Hermès H1837 movement powering the hours and minutes as well as the moon-phase functions appearing between 10 and 11 o’clock The sapphire crystal caseback reveals the circular-grained, snailed and satin-brushed finishes, as well as the ‘sprinkling of Hs’ motif adorning the bridges and oscillating weight.
This timepiece with its fascinating deep hues is fitted with a sapphire-blue alligator strap crafted in accordance with the brand’s saddlery and leather goods expertise.
Hermès Arceau Petite Lune ciel étoilé Technical Specifications
- Hermès H1837 movement
- Mechanical self-winding, crafted in Switzerland
- Diameter: 26 mm (11 ½’’’)
- Thickness: 3,7 mm
- Power reserve: 42 hours
- Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour / 4Hz
- Decoration: Circular-grained and snailed mainplate, satin-brushed bridges and oscillating weight with ‘sprinkling of Hs’ motif
- Shape, size: Round, 38 mm in diameter
- Material: steel, bezel set with 70 drop-set diamonds
- Crown set with 1 diamond
- Anti-glare sapphire crystal and case-back
- Water resistance: 3 bar
- Textured mother-of-pearl blue-gradient dial, 7 diamonds
- Smooth sapphire blue alligator