Hermès probably won’t be the main brand to consider when talking top of the line watches or Haute Horlogerie, however truth be told, a portion of their watches are definitely belonging to this class. One of them is the new Hermès Arceau L’heure de la Lune. Introduced to us yesterday at the SIHH, it was by a wide margin the most fascinating watch of their novelties.
Hermès Arceau L’heure de la Lune
There are actually two variants of the new Hermès Arceau L’heure de la Lune watch, one with an aventurine dial and one with a meteorite dial. Each is limited to 100 pieces and have their own special number. The two watches enable you to see the moon stages demonstrated simultaneously for the northern and the southern sides of the equator. This is being accomplished by the circles that float on either the meteorite or aventurine dial, showing the moons (made of mother-of-pearl) to the wearer.
Although the pictures in this article show a similar dial positions, we shot some photographs ourselves with various places of the turning discs.
We obviously love the space and moon topic here on Fratello, so we can’t hold on to delve into this watch a piece deeper. A more in-depth article on this Hermès Arceau L’heure de la Lune watch will be published later on.
Caliber H1837 + Module
Hermès utilizes their in-house caliber H1837 development as a base and an exclusive “L’heure de la lune” module for the attractive energy of the mobile counters. The development is self-winding and uses 193 components, and another 117 components are added for the module. It ticks at 28,800vph and has a measurement of 26mm. The base module estimates 3.7mm in thickness and the module adds another 4.2mm. The Hermès Arceau L’heure de la Lune displays hours, minutes, a date and a double moon stage (display of moon stages seen from the northern and southern hemispheres).
White Gold Case
The instance of the Arceau L’heure de la Lune was already designed in 1978 by Henri d’Origny (it is cool that Hermès makes reference to their designers) and is made of 18-carat white gold. This case has been utilized for some different watches and still is in the current collection, of course.
Although I love meteorite as a material for dials, the aventurine is perfect too. The two materials have been utilized by different brands too (and for a long time), yet it never frustrates really. In the event that I needed to settle on a decision between these two renditions of the Hermès Arceau L’heure de la Lune, I would probably go for the aventurine. Although the meteorite is maybe the material with regards to moon related watches, the aventurine is a particularly ideal portrayal of the sky.
The watch comes on a beautiful alligator tie, including a white gold buckle. The Aventurine dial variant has a matt chasm blue lash and the watch with meteorite dials comes on a matt graphite dark strap.
Retail cost of the Hermès Arceau L’heure de la Lune is €23.000,=.
More data can be found on the official Hermès .