For the Only Watch 2023 charity event, Hermès has created a unique piece of its ARCEAU Le temps voyageur watch.
This one-off timepiece created for the 10th edition of the prestigious charity event offers a unique reading of the world’s hours. Highlighting the bright colours of Only Watch 2023, the black dial takes inspiration from an imaginary map created by Jérôme Colliard for the Planisphere d’un monde équestre silk scarf.
Against an intense black background, continents, oceans and meridians stand out in relief and depth, adorned with subtle finishes: lacquered, transferred and powdered silver tones.
The unique version of the Arceau Le temps voyageur watch houses the «travelling time» mechanism exclusively developed for Hermès. It displays 24 time zones by means of a circular disc.
The mobile counter and the home time indication at 12 o’clock are driven by a module comprising 122 components and measuring just 4.4 mm thick in all, integrated with the Hermès H1837 mechanical self-winding movement powering hours, minutes and dual-time functions.
For the tenth edition of Only Watch, the Arceau watch is wearing the event’s flagship colours: red, blue, green and yellow.
Combined with Hermès orange, these luminous shades adorn the cities disk in a light to dark gradient. The 41 mm-diameter case, enhanced by a matt black DLC-treated titanium bezel and an orange-yellow crystal seal, highlights the blue lacquered mobile counter with luminescent hands and powdered Arabic numerals.
The watch is provided with a matt Mykonos blue alligator strap with cactus green lining, crafted in the Hermès Horloger workshops.
Model: Hermès ARCEAU Le temps voyageur Only Watch 2023
DLC-coated titanium case and bezel
41 mm in diameter
Platinum lugs and caseback
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 3 bar
Black dial inspired by the Planisphere d’un monde équestre motif designed by Jérôme Colliard
Blue-lacquered mobile counter
Powdered silver-toned Arabic numerals
Galvanised dial, transferred continent names and contours
Oceans engraved by laser then lacquered
Anthracite gray transferred meridians and parallels
Hands coated with Super-LumiNovaTM
Manufacture Hermès H1837 movement
Mechanical self-winding, crafted in Switzerland
Diameter: 26 mm
Thickness: 3.7 mm
Power reserve: 40 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour / 4Hz
Decoration: Circular-grained and snailed baseplate, satin-brushed bridges and oscillating weight, signature “sprinkling of Hs” pattern, rhodium-plated oscillating weight
Exclusive “Travelling Time” module
Diameter: 32.7 mm (14 ½’’’)
Thickness: 4.4 mm
Hours, minutes, dual-time display with cities indication
Matt Mykonos blue alligator strap with cactus green lining