Friday, April 24, 2015

Hermès Arceau Skeleton Steel

Hermès presents a new timepiece that reveals the oscillations at its heart, the beating of its movement: the Arceau Skeleton watch. A round case extended by a steel stirrup: therein lies the very essence of the Arceau collection, inspired by the origins of the company itself, the equestrian world.
The Arceau Skeleton’s two sapphire crystals reveal the beating heart of the mechanism within: blued hands and large seconds hand, openworked bridges and mainplate, polished gear wheels and a skeletonised oscillating weight reproducing the Hermès signature. Against this exquisite mechanical backdrop, tiny arabesque numerals appear to be dancing around the rim of the brown or slate-grey dial.
In its characteristic, understated manner, the Arceau collection thus offers an elegant and refined interpretation of the Skeleton watch. Mechanical precision blends with the simplicity of steel and the sensuality of a havana or black alligator leather strap.

Technical details
Steel Arceau Skeleton

Mechanical self-winding
25.6 mm in diameter
3.6 mm thick
28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz)
42-hour power reserve
Skeletonised oscillating weight reproducing the Hermès signature

Hours, minutes, seconds

41 mm in diameter
Water-resistant to 30 metres
Glare-proof sapphire crystals on front and back

Slate-grey open worked dial with silvered frosted Arabic numerals
Brown open worked dial with beige Arabic numerals
Blued hands

Matt havana or black alligator leather
Steel safety folding clasp

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