Hermes Arceau Petite Lune 38mm

Hermes Arceau Petite Lune

Hermes marks the 35th anniversary of its Arceau collection this year.  Marking the occasion, the maison introduces the Arceau Petite Lune, in choice of black or white mother-of-pearl dial and moon phase indicator.

As the name implies, the Arceau Petite Lune is executed in a 38mm stainless steel case — about 3mm smaller than most of the Arceau models, save for the Arceau Grand Lune of 2011 which (as its name implies) was done in a larger 43mm case.  The watch retains the Arceau’s signature asymmetrical lugs which evoke the shave and curve of a stirrup, and of course the strap is reflects the superior leather working craftsmanship that Hermes is known for.  As for the movement, I am pretty sure it is, like most Hermes calibers, from Fleurier-based Vaucher (Hermes owns 25% of Vaucher).

I am fond of this piece, though I think if I were going to purchase an Hermes Arceau, I would be strongly tempted to go with the distinctive blue straw marquetery -dialed versions that brand rolled out last year.

Hermes Arceau Petite Lune 

38mm steel case, automatic mechanical movement (Dubois-Depraz moonphase module), white or black mother-of-pearl dial, Hermes alligator strap in black, indigo blue or elephant grey

Hermes Arceau Petit Lune White MOP Dial

Hermes Arceau Petit Lune Black MOP Dial

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