Thursday, July 18, 2019

The ARCEAU Grands Fonds

From Hermès Horloger 

Courtesy of Hermes
The basic watch design of the watch dates back to 1978 when Henri d’Origny brought forth the Arceau.

The movement is the Manufacture Hermès H1837 movement, which is mechanical, self-winding (that's automatic to you).

Courtesy of Hermes
What really sets the ARCEAU Grande Fonds apart is the dial.  The dial is described by  Hermès as glass mosaic.  

Courtesy of Hermes
Per Hermès, each dial takes a minimum of one month to create.  Per the release, there will be a grand total of 6 of these created, so if it's in your wheelhouse, don't dawdle ; )

The case is of white gold and measures 41 mm in diameter.

Here are the pertinents, straight from the source -

Limited and numbered edition of six

Manufacture Hermès H1837 movement Mechanical self-winding, crafted in Switzerland Diameter: 26 mm
Thickness: 3.7 mm
Power reserve: 50 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour / 4Hz Functions: Hours, minutes

Shape / size: Round, 41 mm diameter Material: White gold
Glass: Anti-glare sapphire crystal and case-back Water resistance: 3 bar

Glass mosaic

Sapphire blue alligator

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