Hermès Arceau Into the Canadian Wild Limited Edition

Hermès presents two limited edition Arceau timepieces as a tribute to the luxuriant Nature abounding in Canada. These watches features the asymmetrical stirrup-shaped case designed by Henri d’Origny in 1978.

Available in two limited series of 24 each, the Arceau Into the Canadian Wild watch in white gold and diamonds captures the spirit of wild Nature on its dial. The animal themes interpreted here – a polar bear and a snowy owl – both stem from the Into the Canadian Wild silk scarf designed by British artist Alice Shirley in 2017, on the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The original drawing depicts the abundance of flora and fauna, natural treasures of Canada’s vast territories bathed in oceans, lakes and rivers.

Hermès Arceau Into the Canadian Wild Limited Edition
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From this hymn to nature, Hermès Horloger has drawn two interpretations: a snowy owl – emblematic of Quebec – flying amid the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) graces the first model; while the other features a polar bear with its cub, standing on top of waves populated by fascinating creatures.

Hermès Arceau Into the Canadian Wild Limited Edition
Image Credit: Studio des fleurs

The artisan devotes more than a week per dial to accomplishing this miniature work, tracing the contours of the motif on the glittering aventurine base, before placing it in the kiln to fire it in place. The different volumes of the landscapes and animals are then formed by means of successive layers of paint alternating with successive firings. The major requirement of such a work lies in the miniaturisation of a drawing with multiple volumes, tones and subtle details.

Hermès Arceau Into the Canadian Wild Limited Edition
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The Arceau Into the Canadian Wild watch is powered by a mechanical self-winding Hermès movement. It displays hours and minutes on the model adorned with a polar bear, along with a moon phase on the model featuring the snowy owl.

An elegant white gold case set with 82 diamonds frames the hand-crafted dial and is complemented by a smooth sapphire blue alligator strap, also made by the Hermès Horloger artisans.

Technical details

Model: ARCEAU Into the Canadian Wild (Miniature painted aventurine dial with polar bear with its cub)

ARCEAU Into the Canadian Wild (Miniature painted aventurine dial with polar bear with its cub)
Model: ARCEAU Into the Canadian Wild (Miniature painted aventurine dial with polar bear with its cub) @Studio_des_fleurs

Edition
Limited and numbered edition of 24 pieces

Movement
Manufacture Hermès H1912 movement
Mechanical self-winding, Swiss made
Diameter: 23.9 mm
Thickness: 3.7 mm
Power reserve: 50 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour / 4Hz
Functions: Hours, minutes

Case
Shape / size: Round, 38 mm in diameter
Material: White gold set with 82 diamonds
Glass: Anti-glare sapphire crystal and case-back
Water resistance 3 bar

Dial
Miniature painted aventurine dial

Strap
Sapphire blue alligator

Model: ARCEAU Into the Canadian Wild (Miniature painted aventurine dial with snowy owl)

ARCEAU Into the Canadian Wild (Miniature painted aventurine dial with snowy owl)
Model: ARCEAU Into the Canadian Wild (Miniature painted aventurine dial with snowy owl) @ Studio_des_fleurs

Edition
Limited and numbered edition of 24 pieces

Movement
Manufacture Hermès H1837 movement
Mechanical self-winding, Swiss made
Diameter: 26 mm
Thickness: 3.7 mm
Power reserve: 50 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour / 4Hz
Functions: Hours, minutes, moon phase between
10 and 11 o’clock

Case
Shape / size: Round, 38 mm in diameter
Material: White gold set with 82 diamonds
Glass: Anti-glare sapphire crystal and case-back
Water resistance: 3 bar

Dial
Miniature painted aventurine dial

Strap
Sapphire blue alligator

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