Designed in 1978 by Henri d’Origny, the Hermès Arceau Grande Lune watch is named after and inspired by a saddlery element: a hoop-shaped part of the stirrup.
Its classic, timeless and unostentatiously elegant aesthetic, along with its evocation of the equestrian world, make it one of the emblematic models in the brand’s watch collections – and one that is particularly representative of the inimitable style of Hermès, saddle-maker in Paris since 1837. This year, a new version Hermès Arceau Grande Lune watch is enriching the line of Arceau watches. Echoing the case of the 43 mm chronograph model, the Arceau Grande Lune watch is a complete calendar watch featuring day and month apertures. Its dial is stamped with a herringbone motif identical to that found on saddle rugs. The stamped and rhodiumed numerals maintain the classic appearance of the original model, with a sloping design that follows the movement of the hands and seems to keep ahead of time. The broad opening at 6 o’clock highlights the moon disc and its rhodiumed stars specifi cally designed by Hermès in a deep blue shade. The calendar display indexed around the moon disc is surrounded by a rhodiumed fl ange, while the snailed motif radiating from the centre of the counter creates a refi ned sunburst effect. The moonphase module created by Dubois Dépraz is fi tted to a self-winding movement that may be admired through the transparent case-back revealing its circular-grained and snailed finishing adorned with Côtes de Genève.
The Arceau Petite Lune is lit up by 87 sapphires and 68 diamonds set in «Jeté» from the 38 mm steel case to the natural white mother-of-pearl dial. C
reated in 1978 by Henri d’Origny, the Hermès Arceau Grande Lune watch mingles understatement with distinctiveness. Its round case with asymmetrical stirrup-shaped lugs and sloping Arabic numerals evoking a galloping horse endow it with timeless elegance.
The Hermès Arceau Grande Lune watch is lit up by 87 sapphires and 68 diamonds set in «Jeté» from the 38 mm steel case to the natural white mother-of-pearl dial. As if blown in by a gentle breeze, the azure blue stones surround a mischievous Moon sparkling against a deep blue sky dotted with stars.