In the world of Hermès, the craftsmanship is ingenious, the rhythm is gentle, and the time is slowly passing away. The craftsman combines all kinds of preciousness and requires strict craftsmanship to create unique works. The birth of the Arceau Lift Chevaux en camouflage is no exception. The watch is available in two limited edition series with a total of 24 pieces. It combines the design of flying tourbillon and cloisonné enamel technology developed by Hermès. The dial pattern is inspired by the Hermes silk scarf: Chevaux en camouflage.
The enamel painting workshop displays hard-working, intensive handicrafts every day
The artisan first sketched the outlines of the horses on paper and drew sketches as the basis for fine gold threads. The canvas is a gold dial, and craftsmen carefully place gold threads on it, marking the painted surface of enamel. Then, according to the unique style of the watch, he prepared color palettes, which are blue and brown, respectively. The situation is similar to that of oil painters. The artisan uses the tip of the pen to paint with flicking strokes, creating a dance of light and a layer of tones. After repeated firing at a high temperature of 800 degrees Celsius, the subtle depth gradually emerges, which is subtle and beautiful. On the frame of a white or rose gold case, Mercedes’ horses are full of vitality.
The array of glass, real gold and flames ended at a show demonstrating mechanical beauty. In the H1923 movement developed by Hermès, the flying tourbillon easily rotates inside the frame, and the top of the frame is decorated with a double H logo, evoking the antique elevator design of the main store at 24 Fubao Avenue, Santana, Paris. .
The Arceau Lift Chevaux en camouflage watch brings together watchmaking and filigree enamel to show the extraordinary craftsmanship of mankind. The watch is paired with a leather strap and delicate saddle stitching, in keeping with Hermès’ origins.
Hermès Arceau Lift Chevaux en camouflage
Hermes H1923 manual winding mechanical movement
32.6 mm diameter (14 ½ francs)
5.75 mm thick
90-hour power reserve
Swing frequency 21,600 times per hour / 3Hz
Decorative round texture polished substrate, forged surface polished bridge and oscillating weight, decorated with Hermes unique ‘H’ letter texture, rhodium-plated balanced bearing engraved with Hermes Paris logo
Hour and minute display
Mirror-polished tourbillon frame, decorated with ‘double H’ pattern. The bridge is chamfered and polished by hand.
Shape / size round, diameter 43 mm
Material 750 white gold (equivalent to 82.28 grams)
5N 750 rose gold (equivalent to 79.83 grams)
Crystal non-reflective mirror
The bottom cover is engraved with the words Hermès ex libris, and the cut-out opening on the flying tourbillon is seen through.
Water-resistant to 30 meters
Lug width 22 mm
Shades of silver. Gold dial (equivalent to 5 grams), painted with cloisonné silk enamel. Blue or brown ‘Chevaux en camouflage’ motif. Rhodium or 4N gold-plated hands
Buckle 17mm pin buckle, made of 750 white gold (equivalent to 5.37 grams)
17mm pin buckle, made of 750 rose gold (equivalent to 4.89g)
Strap Matte Summer Bay with Brown Crocodile Skin (MHA)
Matt Indigo Blue Crocodile Skin (MM76)