Arceau Millefiori 41 mm Blue

Hermès 2014

Hermès: Arceau Millefiori 41 mm Blue

Already in 2013, Hermès unveiled a much-commented showcase for the expertise of Les Cristalleries Royales de Saint-Louis, which has been producing glass and crystal since 1586 and has been part of the Hermès group since the late 1980s. One expression of the Cristalleries' unique skill is glass paperweights, crafted using a technique known as millefiori. The first of these paperweights were made in the middle of the nineteenth century. For this Millefiori watch, successive layers of crystal are applied to enamel to produce coloured rods, which are sliced into wafer-thin sections then assembled into richly embellished dials.

Movement | self-winding H1837 calibre, 193 parts, 26 mm ø, 3.70 mm high, 28,800 vibrations/hour frequency, 50-hour power reserve

Functions | hours, minutes

Dial | millefiori crystal

Case | 750 white gold, sapphire back, 41 mm ø, water-resistant to 30 metres