The Arceau Le Temps Suspendu watch is a chance to take time out from time, to enjoy an interlude over which hours and minutes have no hold. Its 38 mm case incorporates a pushbutton which, when pressed, brings hour and minute hands to a standstill around 12 o’clock. Time is erased from the dial, dissociated from standard time that meanwhile pursues its invisible march. Pressing the button once more sets time running again. The eye is drawn to the hand that perpetually whirls backwards on the small sub-dial with 24 graduations, a playful witness to passing time.
Movement | Vaucher H1912 calibre with Agenhor 4121 module, 28,800 vibrations/hour frequency, 50-hour power reserve, 23.90 mm ø, 3.70 mm high
Functions | hours, minutes, time display activated and suspended by pushbutton, counter-clockwise operating indicator on a 24-seconds subdial between 4 and 5 o’clock
Dial | silvered, opaline, with or without natural white mother-of-pearl
Case | steel, with or without 62 diamonds, 38 mm ø, water-resistant to 30 metres