Montre Hermès turns to the wonders of the sky with this new model in its Arceau collection. The celestially inspired design features the emblematic “Duc Attelé” Hermès emblem which is created with using the paillonné enamel technique (demonstrated in this video by Van Cleef & Arpels). First the gold dial is meticulously hand-engraved with the Hermes pattern, then covered with translucent blue pigments and repeatedly fired in a kiln at nearly 800°C. Hand made gold stars also placed during the enamelling process for further visual effect. The watch is powered by the auto-mechanical Hermes H1928 movement (exclusively crafted by Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier) with a solid gold oscillating weight adorned with a sprinkling of H symbols, visible through the sapphire crystal case-back (sorry no, pics). Paired with a matching indigo colored gator strap.
Hermès Arceau Attelage Céleste
41mm white gold case, automatic mechanical H1928 movement by Vachuer, matte indigo blue strap