Hermès Arceau Soleil

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.

Hermès Arceau Soleil watch
Arceau Soleil © Joël Von Allmen

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.

Hermès Arceau Soleil watch grey dial
Arceau Soleil © Calitho

Measuring 36mm diameter, the exquisitely light gem-set steel case of this elegant watch is paired with an alligator strap.

Hermès Arceau Soleil watch blue dial
Arceau Soleil © Calitho

Technical details

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

Hours, minutes

Polished sapphire blue alligator
Matt pearl grey alligator
316L steel pin buckle, 16 mm