Hermès Arceau Le temps voyageur

The new Arceau watch presents a new expression of style and evokes the spirit of travel according to Hermès.

Crafted in platinum and titanium or in steel, the Arceau Le temps voyageur watch reveals the “Travelling time” mechanism developed exclusively for Hermès. It provides a disc-type display of 24 time zones. The satellite gravitates on a fantasy map, imagined by Jérôme Colliard for the “Planisphère d’un monde équestre” silk scarf.

The mobile counter and the home time indication at 12 o’clock are driven by a 122-component module, measuring just 4.4 mm thick, which is integrated within the Hermès H1837 mechanical self-winding movement. The mechanism powers the hours, minutes and dual-time display with city indication.

Two Arceau Le temps voyageur models are available. The first one has a 41 mm-diameter platinum version with a matt black DLC-treated titanium bezel. It spotlights a galvanized dial with grey and black color them. The second model features a 38 mm steel case and blue dial details.

Both timepieces are fitted with alligator or Swift calfskin straps made in Hermès Horloger’s own workshops using the House’s long-established saddle-making and leather craftsmanship expertise.

Technical details

Model: Hermès Arceau Le temps voyageur (41mm platinum version)

Dial
“Planisphère d’un monde équestre” motif designed by Jérôme Colliard
Galvanised dial, light grey transferred continent names and contours. Oceans laser-engraved then lacquered. Charcoal-grey transferred meridians and parallels.
Sandblasted mobile counter with black gold-lacquered gradient rim. Silver-toned powdered transferred
Arabic numerals.
Sandblasted black city flange. Silver-toned powdered transferred city names. Sunburst black Home Time zone and hours window at 12 o’clock.
Black gold hands coated with Super-LumiNova®

Case
Designed by Henri d’Origny in 1978
Platinum case (≈ 21.48 g) and bezel in bead-blasted matt black DLC-treated grade 5 titanium (Ti 88%) bezel
41 mm in diameter, 21 mm interhorn width
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 3 bar

Movement
Manufacture Hermès H1837 movement
Mechanical self-winding,
Swiss made
Diameter: 26 mm (11) Thickness: 3.7 mm
193 components, 28 jewels
40-hour power reserve
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4Hz)
Circular-grained and snailed baseplate, satin-brushed bridges and oscillating weight, signature “sprinkling of Hs” pattern

Module
Exclusive “Travelling time” module
Diameter: 32.7 mm (14)
Thickness: 4.4 mm
122 components
7 jewels
Bead-blasted bridges

Functions
Hours, minutes, second time zone with city names

Strap
Matt graphite alligator strap
Black Barénia calfskin strap
Slate grey Swift calfskin strap
17 mm pin buckle in black DLC-coated bead-blasted grade 5 titanium (Ti 88%)

Model: Hermès Arceau Le temps voyageur (38mm stainless steel version)

Dial
“Planisphère d’un monde équestre” motif designed by Jérôme Colliard
Galvanised dial, blue transferred continent names and contours. Oceans laser-engraved then lacquered. Blue transferred meridians and parallels.
Mobile counter with blue-lacquered gradient rim.
White transferred Arabic numerals.
Circular satin-brushed blue city flange. White transferred city names. Sunburst satin-finished blue Home Time zone and hours window at 12 o’clock.
Rhodium-plated hands coated with Super-LumiNova®

Case
Designed by Henri d’Origny in 1978
316L steel case
38 mm in diameter, 20 mm interhorn width
Antiglare sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 3 bar

Movement
Manufacture Hermès H1837 movement
Mechanical self-winding,
Swiss made
Diameter: 26 mm (11) Thickness: 3.7 mm
193 components, 28 jewels
40-hour power reserve
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4Hz)
Circular-grained and snailed baseplate, satin-brushed bridges and oscillating weight, signature “sprinkling of Hs” pattern

Module
Exclusive “Travelling time” module
Diameter: 32.7 mm (14)
Thickness: 4.4 mm
122 components
7 jewels
Bead-blasted bridges

Functions
Hours, minutes, second time zone with city names

Strap
Smooth sapphire blue alligator strap
Navy blue Swift calfskin strap
17 mm pin buckle in 316L steel

Image Credit: Joel Von Allmen