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The Hermès Arceau 78 in all simplicity
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The Hermès Arceau 78 in all simplicity

Tuesday, 08 January 2019
By The FHH Journal editors
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This large Arceau in a 40mm steel case with grained anthracite dial is a faithful rendition of the watch Henri d’Origny designed in 1978, with asymmetrical lugs, inspired by stirrups, on a round case, and sloping font to convey the movement of a galloping horse.

Ever since its creation, Arceau by Hermès has played with different styles, a natural privilege afforded by its understated design and its deliberately simple lines. Arceau 78 features a round case in mirror-polished stainless steel, topped by a beadblasted bezel in matt brushed stainless steel and distinctive equestrian-inspired asymmetrical lugs reflecting the origins of the Maison founded on the Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

Bearing hours, minutes and 6 o’clock date displays powered by a Swiss made quartz movement, the finely grained anthracite dial is punctuated by slender cream-coloured luminescent hands and Arabic numerals. This delicate contrast accentuates the characteristic design of its sloping numerals. The Arceau 78 is fitted with a natural Barenia calf leather strap crafted in the Hermès Horloger workshops, as indeed are the case and dial.

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