At the Watches and Wonders 2023, Hermès introduces its charming feminine interpretation of the Arceau line-up of watches with the launch of Arceau Petite Lune, a timepiece with a dazzling dial that sparkles with planets crafted from fine and precious stones in a gold and diamond case.
A realization of the imaginative wonders of Henri d’Origny, the Arceau watch symbolizes a true elegant construction and combines understatement and creativity. Its round white gold case set with 70 diamonds rests on a stirrup, creating a timeless yet singular shape.
Revealed at Watches and Wonders, this timepiece showcases a cosmic orchestra of materials and features aventurine, mother-of-pearl, aragonite, and opal, framed by a halo of diamonds. The exceptional artisanal work results in a unique depth for the watch and the process involving refining aventurine until it becomes translucent and associating it with mother-of-pearl is a statement endeavor for the offering and arouses an iridescent shimmer that replicates the Northern Lights.
In the Arceau Petite Lune launched at Watches and Wonders 2023, a generous mother-of-pearl moon stages a cosmic animation and faces the luminescence of a planet made of aragonite. Amid a backdrop of a constellation of diamonds, an opaline star shines bright.
Choreographing the cosmic orchestra to absolute precision is the Manufacture Hermès H1837 self-winding movement equipped with a moon phase module. The movement drives the displays of the hours and minutes, as well as the moon phases between 10 and 11 o’clock. The watch is paired with a sapphire-blue alligator strap crafted in the Hermès Horloger workshops to render a fashionable final touch to the Arceau Petite Lune watch launched at Watches and Wonders.
Aventurine on a mother-of-pearl dial
Planets in aragonite, opal, and spherical freshwater
mother-of-pearl, 5 diamonds (0.019 ct)
Designed by Henri d’Origny in 1978
Gem-set 750 white gold case (≈ 53.74 g), 70 diamonds (0.805 ct)
Diameter: 38 mm
Interior width: 20 mm
Gem-set 750 white gold crown (0.102 ct)
Anti-glare sapphire crystal and case-back
Water-resistant to 3 bar
Hermès Manufacture movement H1837
Mechanical self-winding movement
Crafted in Switzerland
Diameter: 25.6 mm (11½’’’)
Thickness: 3.7 mm
193 components, 28 jewels
42-hour power reserve
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4Hz)
Decoration: circular-grained and snailed mainplate, satin-brushed bridges and oscillating weight, Hermès’ sprinkling of Hs
Moon phase module
Diameter: 25.98 mm
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Hours, minutes, moon phase at 10.30
Sapphire-blue polished alligator / Navy-blue Swift calfskin
750 white gold pin buckle (≈ 5.49 g), 17 mm