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Arceau L'Heure de la Lune

Hermès 2019

Men's

How to put a new spin on the classic moon-phase complication? Hermès's elegant solution, enclosed within the Arceau case, is to simultaneously show the phases of the Moon in the Northern and Southern hemispheres, as two mobile counters gravitate around a meteorite dial. Breathing life into this contemporary choreography is the Hermès H1837 manufacture movement, completed by an exclusive and patented module by Chronode. On the dial side of this Arceau L'Heure de la Lune are the two lacquered counters, one to show hours and minutes, the other for the date. They sweep over two mother-of-pearl Moons. With typical whimsy, Hermès has upturned the cardinal points and placed the Southern hemisphere Moon at 12 o'clock above the Northern hemisphere Moon at 6 o'clock. The latter offers a realistic depiction of the lunar surface. The southern Moon, meanwhile, is embellished with a Pegasus winged horse by Dimitri Rybaltchenko. A dream of a watch, proposed in a limited edition of 100 pieces.

Function

  • Function
    Hours, Minutes

Complications

  • Astronomical indications
    Moon phases
  • Calendars
    Simple calendar

Movement

  • Movement name
    Hermès H1837
  • Energy supply
    Self-winding
  • N° of components
    310
  • N° of jewels
    42
  • Vibrations
    28800
  • Form
    Round
  • Height/thickness
    7.90 mm
  • Diameter
    38.00 mm

Case

  • Form
    Round
  • Material
    White gold
  • Diameter
    43.00 mm
  • Back
    Sapphire
  • Water-resistance
    30 m

Dial

  • Material
    Meteorite / mother-of-pearl / lacquer
  • Colour
    Grey / white

Strap

  • Material
    Alligator leather
  • Colour
    Matt graphite grey
  • Fastening
    Folding clasp

Characteristics

  • Limited/numbered edition
    100