This new ARCEAU watch boasts a highly artistic dial highlighting a wolf howling at the moon based on the motif created for a line of men’s scarves designed by the artist Alice Shirley. The fascinating yet feared white wolf of myths and fairy stories emerges from the woods, gloriously wild and depicted in miniature on an enamel-painted dial.
In reproducing the refined original design, the wolf and its star-studded background spring to life by dint of meticulous workmanship. The artisan crafts both sides of the transparent white enamel dial, then carefully polishes it to achieve a perfectly smooth surface. The outlines of the motif are then traced and, using an extremely fine brush, various enamel powders are applied mixed with natural oils. Then come several successive stages of coatings, interspersed with drying and firing in the oven, before the painting takes shape in all its magnificent realism.
Using a graphic style and subtle shades of grey, the animal is shown in its natural, essentially nocturnal way of life. A starry night and a slim moon crescent also evoke the cycle of nature, within which the predator plays an essential role. The overall tone matches the white gold case, whose round shape topped by stirrup-shaped lugs houses a Manufacture Hermès movement.
Fitted with a matt graphite alligator strap, its classic design imagined 40 years ago by Henri
d’Origny accentuates the elegance of this eight-piece limited edition. This miniature scene is beautifully framed by a white gold case and a matt graphite alligator strap.
Model: ARCEAU Awooooo
Numbered limited edition of 8
White gold base enamelled using the miniature painting technique.
Awooooo motif from a Hermès scarf designed by the artist Alice Shirley
Round, 41 mm in diameter
750 white gold (≈ 52 g)
Anti-glare sapphire crystal and case-back
Water-resistant to 3 bar
21 mm interhorn width
Manufacture Hermès H1837 movement
Mechanical self-winding, Swiss made
26 mm in diameter, 3.7 mm thick
28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)
50-hour power reserve
Circular-grained and snailed mainplate
Bridges and oscillating weight satin-brushed and adorned with a sprinkling of Hs, Hermès Paris engraving
Matt graphite alligator
750 white gold pin buckle (≈ 5.34 g), 17 mm