In the world of Hermès Hermès, ingenuity, gentle rhythm, time slowly slipping away. The craftsman combines all kinds of preciousness and requires strict craftsmanship to create unique works. The birth of the Arceau Lift Chevaux en camouflage is no exception. The watch is available in two limited edition collections of 24 pieces, combining the design of the flying tourbillon and the cloisonné enamel technology developed by Hermès. The dial pattern is inspired by the Hermes silk scarf: Chevaux en camouflage.
The enamel painting workshop displays hard-working and meticulous handicrafts every day. The artisan first sketched the outlines of the horses on paper and drew sketches as the basis for fine gold threads. The canvas is a gold dial, and craftsmen carefully place gold threads on it, marking the enamel painted surface. Then, according to the unique style of the watch, he prepared color palettes, which are blue and brown, respectively. The situation is similar to that of oil painters.
The artisan uses the tip of the pen to paint with flicking strokes, creating a dance of light and a layer of tones. After repeated firing at a high temperature of 800 degrees Celsius, the subtle depth gradually emerges, which is subtle and beautiful. On the frame of a white or rose gold case, Mercedes’ horses are full of vitality.
The array of glass, real gold and flames ended at a show demonstrating mechanical beauty. In the H1923 movement developed by Hermès, the flying tourbillon easily rotates inside the frame, and the top of the frame is decorated with a double H logo, evoking the antique elevator design of the main store at 24 Saint-Fervois Boulevard in Paris, which is full of historical significance.
The Arceau Lift Chevaux en camouflage watch brings together watchmaking and filigree enamel to show the extraordinary craftsmanship of mankind. The watch is paired with a leather strap and delicate saddle stitching, in keeping with Hermès’ origins.