Hermès Arceau 78

The Arceau 78 watch features the understated and elegant allure of a timeless object paradoxically in tune with its time. In 1978, Henri d’Origny ‘unbridled’ aesthetic codes by combining a round case with asymmetrical lugs inspired by stirrups, and a sloping font evoking a horse’s galop. This Very Large Model in stainless steel with a 40 mm diameter now comes with a grained anthracite dial, cream-coloured numerals and hands, as well as a natural Barenia calf strap.

Ever since its creation, Arceau by Hermès has played with different styles, a natural privilege afforded by its understated design and its deliberately simple lines. Arceau 78 features a round case in mirror-polished stainless steel, topped by a bead-blasted bezel in matt brushed stainless steel and distinctive equestrian-inspired asymmetrical lugs reflecting the origins of the Maison founded on the Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

Bearing hours, minutes and 6 o’clock date displays powered by a Swiss made quartz movement, the finely grained anthracite dial is punctuated by slender cream-coloured luminescent hands and Arabic numerals. This delicate contrast accentuates the characteristic design of its sloping numerals. The Arceau 78 is fitted with a natural Barenia calf leather strap crafted in the Hermès Horloger workshops.

Technical details

Model: ARCEAU 78

Case
Shape/dimensions: Round, 40 mm diameter
Material: Stainless steel with bead-blasted bezel
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment
Water resistance: 3 bar

Dial
Grained anthracite dial
Hand-finished transferred Arabic numerals coated with cream-coloured Super-LuminNova®
Black gold hands coated with cream-coloured Super-LumiNova®

Movement
Type: Quartz, Swiss made

Functions
Hours, minutes, date at 6 o’clock

Strap
Natural Barenia calf leather

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