The Arceau L’heure de la lune watch offers an original understanding of the moon stage complication while exhibiting the Hermès watchmaking aptitude.
Outlined by a white gold case with typical asymmetrical lugs, the lacquered satellite dials float above hemispherical moons and shooting star or aventurine foundations.
In a provocative manner, the displays have traded cardinal focuses, with the south above and the north below. Thusly, Hermès welcome eyewitnesses to lose their course.
At 12 o’clock, the moon is enhanced by a Pegasus made by designer Dimitri Rybaltchenko. Entitled Pleine Lune (Full Moon), this portrayal of the winged pony alludes to a section between two worlds, where enchantment and reality blend. On the opposite side, at 6 o’clock, the perspective on the moon from the northern side of the equator provides a realistic depiction of its surface.
The mobile counters displaying the time and date turn slowly yet constantly to reveal the moon plates, while keeping up their horizontal direction.
The 28,800 vph (4Hz) make Hermès H1837 development is incorporated by a complication module exclusively developed for Hermès by Chronode and for which a patent has been filed. Completions include circular-grained and snailed baseplate, glossy silk brushed scaffolds and oscillating weight and the mark “H” design.
In this new model, the emblematic Arceau case designed by Henri d’Origny in 1978 has a measurement of 43 mm and is water impervious to 30 meters.
The Hermès Arceau L’heure de la lune watch is given in two 100-piece limited releases, and fitted with a matt alligator tie in graphite dim or void blue. The two forms have a cost of Euro 23,000. hermes.com
– Discover more SIHH 2019 novelties