The ARCEAU Soleil watch features a laser-engraved sunray pattern dial inspired by a Hermès silk scarf designed by Swiss artist Fred Rawyler. Created by Henri d’Origny in 1978, the round Arceau watch with its stirrup inspired lugs lends its singular aesthetic to a new stylistic expression.
Sunbeams radiating across a subtle chiaroscuro gradient accentuate the path of the slender hands, in an endlessly mesmerising geometry. The diamond hour markers, set into the sapphire crystal, create the illusion of levitating above the dial, while a translucent lacquer in shades of blue or grey swathes the engraved motif in an aura of mystery.
Measuring 36mm diameter, the exquisitely light gem-set steel case of this elegant watch is paired with an alligator strap.
Model: ARCEAU Soleil
Henri d’Origny (1978)
Medium Model (MM), 36 mm, round
Gem-set 316L steel case, 100 diamonds (0.34 ct)
Gem-set anti-glare sapphire crystal, 12 diamonds (0.03 ct)
Laser-engraved and gradient blue-lacquered dial. “Soleil” motif by Fred Rawyler
Laser-engraved and gradient grey-lacquered dial. “Soleil” motif by Fred Rawyler
Quartz, crafted in Switzerland
Polished sapphire blue alligator
Matt pearl grey alligator
316L steel pin buckle, 16 mm