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Hermès Arceau Petite Lune

To mark its 35th anniversary, the iconic Arceau model designed by Henri d'Origny welcomes a horological complication displaying the moon phases.

Press releaseHermès tells the tale of time beneath the graceful arch of a dainty moon.


Interpreted in a more feminine version with a 38 mm diameter, the Arceau Petite Lune reveals a round steel case featuring asymmetrical lugs evoking the shape and curve of a stirrup – a motif that has become a signature of the Maison Hermès.Hermès_334287_0


This collection comprises two versions with a shimmering white or black mother-ofpearl. The hours are elegantly marked off on sloping Arabic numerals reflecting the original model and extending a graceful invitation to discover time.

The Arceau Petite Lune displays the hours and minutes, along with two complications delicately framed by a rhodiumed ornamental fillet: moon phases, which appear on a deep blue disc with silvered moon and stars; and a pointer-type date indication which marks off the days of the lunar cycles.

Its mechanical self-winding movement is complemented by a module serving to power the moon-phase indication. Endowed with a 42-hour power reserve, its plates and bridges are circular-grained and snailed, while its oscillating weight is adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif.

Loyal to the Hermès saddle-making expertise, this timepiece is teamed with an alligator strap available in three colours – indigo blue, elephant grey or black, crafted in the company workshops using the saddle-stitching technique.

Hermès_334287_1Arceau Petite Lune

CASE
. Shape/dimensions: Round, 38 mm diameter
. Material: Steel
. Crystal: Anti-glare sapphire crystal
. Water-resistance: To 3 atm

MOVEMENT
. Type:  Mechanical self-winding movement, crafted in Switzerland
. Diameter:  26.2 mm (11 ½‘'')
. Thickness:  5.2 mm
. Module:  Dubois-Dépraz Small Moon
. Power Reserve:  42 hours
. Jewelling:  21 jewels
. Frequency:  28'800 vibrations per hour / 4Hz
. Functions:  Hours, minutes, date at 6 o'clock, moon phases at 10.30

DIAL
White mother-of-pearl, moon phases with blue background and rhodiumplated motif, rhodium-plated pearlshaped hour-markers, black transfer Black mother-of-pearl, moon phases with blue background and rhodium plated motif, rhodium-plated pearl-shaped hour-markers, white transfer.
INTER-HORN WIDTH:  20 mm
BUCKLE:  17 mm standard pin buckle in steel
STRAPS
White mother-of-pearl dial: Matt indigo blue alligator Smooth elephant grey alligator
Black mother-of-pearl dial: Matt black alligator Tech nical characteristics

 

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