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Arceau Toucan de Paradis

Case material
White gold
Bracelet strap
Leather
Buckle
Pin buckle
Setting
Case
Number of carats
0.63
Dial finish
Enamelled miniature and silk threads
Water resistance
30 m
Size
ø 38 mm
Thickness
10.26 mm
Movement
Self-winding mechanical
Power reserve: 50 h, 28800 variations / hours
Functions
Hours, Minutes, Power reserve
Reference
056107WW00
Launch date
07.2021
Collection
Pièce d'exception / 24-pieces limited series
Price incl. VAT
71'100 CHF
Description

The understated yet original Arceau watch designed in 1978 by Henri d'Origny lends its classic lines to dazzling illustrations of Hermès creativity and expertise. 

This dial associates two crafts that took five years to perfect: multicoloured silk threads, highlighted by the intensity of the miniature enamel. The unique and exclusive Hermès silk thread technique was inspired by a kimono weaving workshop in Japan. Chosen for its vibrant design, the Amazonian bird is composed of 500 individually assembled threads and is brought to life by a full week of fine craftsmanship.

The white gold base is first enamelled. The artisan uses a very fine brush to coat it with glass powders mixed with natural oils, which are then applied in several layers, dried and fired in the kiln. Recesses to house the silk threads are engraved around the enamelled surfaces. Each thread is meticulously positioned and fixed into place with infinite care so as to create subtly shimmering light and preserve a perfect weave. 

Embellished with 82 diamonds, this unique dial is framed by a white gold case measuring 38 mm in diameter and housing the Hermès H1912 self-winding movement. Created in the Hermès Horloger workshops, a Zanzibar blue calfskin strap highlights the colours of this exclusive watch, issued in a numbered limited edition of 24.