For the Hermès Arceau Le temps voyageur Only Watch 2023 charity event, Hermès has created a unique piece of its ARCEAU Le temps voyageur watch.
This one-off timepiece created for the 10th edition of the prestigious charity event offers a unique reading of the world’s hours. Highlighting the bright colours of Only Watch 2023, the black dial takes inspiration from an imaginary map created by Jérôme Colliard for the Planisphere d’un monde équestre silk scarf.
Against an intense black background, continents, oceans and meridians stand out in relief and depth, adorned with subtle finishes: lacquered, transferred and powdered silver tones.
The unique version of the Hermès Arceau Le temps voyageur watch houses the «travelling time» mechanism exclusively developed for Hermès. It displays 24 time zones by means of a circular disc. The mobile counter and the home time indication at 12 o’clock are driven by a module comprising 122 components and measuring just 4.4 mm thick in all, integrated with the Hermès H1837 mechanical self-winding movement powering hours, minutes and dual-time functions. For the tenth edition of Only Watch, the Arceau watch is wearing the event’s flagship colours: red, blue, green and yellow.
Combined with Hermès orange, these luminous shades adorn the cities disk in a light to dark gradient. The Hermès Arceau Le temps voyageur 41 mm-diameter case, enhanced by a matt black DLC-treated titanium bezel and an orange-yellow crystal seal, highlights the blue lacquered mobile counter with luminescent hands and powdered Arabic numerals. The watch is provided with a matt Mykonos blue alligator strap with cactus green lining, crafted in the Hermès Horloger workshops.