Hermès Arceau Petite Lune ciel étoilé

Hermès Arceau Petite Lune ciel étoilé

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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

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