26 March

Hermes Arceau Grande Lune

Posted under Hermés

     The French watch brand, Hermes, is widely recognized for its leather creations and since 1978, has started to capture the essence and mystery of time in its splendid watch models, managing to distribute its watches worldwide and becoming famous and loved by many watch connoisseurs.

     This year, watchmaker Hermes comes with a new beautiful version to complete the Arceau line and presents the Arceau Grande Lune watch which takes its name and design from the Arceau model first introduced in 1978 by Henri d’Origny. Its classic design, elegancy and its equestrian imagination makes it one of the iconic models of the watch collections, particularly representative of the Hermes style.

     Taking the case of the chrono model of 43 mm in diameter, the new Arceau Grande Lune watch is a complete calendar with display windows for the day and month. Its dial strikes with a herringbone motif which is identical to the one found on saddle rugs. The Arabic numerals, stamped and rhodium-plated, keep the classic spelling of the original model: an inclination which follows the hands movement, seemingly ahead of time. The case is crafted in a polished stainless steel and is covered in a sapphire crystal coat anti-glare treated, proving it with the ultimate resistance against scratches.

     This elegant Hermes timepiece features an opaline silver-dial equipped at 6 o’clock with a wide opening that highlights the moon disc and its rhodium-plated stars specifically designed by Hermes in a deep blue color. The calendar indexed around the moon disc is circled by a rhodium-plated flange. The decor of the blue counter from the center gives it a stylish sunburst. The moon phases module created by Dubois-Dépraz adjusts to an automatic caliber that reveals, through the transparent sapphire case-back, its pearled finish and snailed with ‘Côtes de Genève’ motif. Additionally, the dial also employs a day window placed at 11 o’clock and a month window at 1 o’clock.

     Available in opaline silvered or black galvanic dial, the Arceau Grande Lune watch is mounted on a matt havana brown alligator strap or a matt graphite black alligator leather strap, harmoniously matching with the dial and giving a stylish and classic aspect. The straps are finalized with a security clasp and confer comfort to the wrist.

     The watch is expected on the market later this year, so to get in possession of this sophisticated Arceau Grande Lune model, we will have to wait until the company will launch it.