A unique silhouette in the contemporary landscape of watchmaking, with its round case with asymmetrical fasteners, the Arceau model, designed in 1978 by the creator Henri d’Origny, is an amazing source of artistic expression. For this late autumn, Hermès has dressed it in black from head to toe to let the light of the night shine along with the constellation Pegasus, a series of stars forming the profile of the famous winged horse of Greek mythology: Ronde des Heures, a new watch produced in a limited edition of just 300.Dark as the night, the steel case measures 36 mm in diameter and is watertight to a depth of 30 m. It is coated with glossy black PVD and highlighted by a strip of 66 spinels on the bezel. On the dial with its sunburst finishings, the Moon appears between 9 am and 12 pm, showing just a crescent of its beauty. The Earth’s natural satellite is accompanied by stars, all in white mother-of-pearl brought out by luminescent lacquer. Like a game of light and shadows, the hour numbers in a totally unique style pursue their march across an iridescent surface set on a rotating matte black hoop. The minutes are indicated by a long, baton-shaped rhodium-plated hand. These original displays are produced by the Swiss quartz movement.
This new Ronde des Heures by Hermès fits onto the wrist with a smooth alligator leather watchband and a black steel pin buckle.
Price: 6’450 CHF hermes.com
By Sharmila Bertin