The Arceau watch is a paragon of rigorous and stylish aestheticism. Created by Henri d'Origny in 1978, it plays on a paradoxical blend of classicism and fanciful design. Each of its details is meticulously thought out, while faithfully preserving its enviable ability to never take itself too seriously. The distinctive features of the Arceau watch are its font inspired by the elegance of a galloping mount, along with its asymmetrical lugs. It takes considerable pleasure in making light of conventional design codes so as to live its own time. A time to which HermeÌ¤s artisans give life in the company workshops. The dial is available in a choice of two new shades: blue lacquered or hazelnut brown. Beneath the latter beats Manufacture HermeÌ¤s Calibre H1837, a mechanism intended not to tame time, but instead to impart a speci c cadence to each and every moment, savoured like a veritable object of desire. Time released from constraints – but never from style! Fitted with an aby
Downsizing does not mean simplifying, as is admirably demonstrated by the now extremely dainty Nantucket watch. At its birth in 1991, it featured an elongated case with the â¤½anchor chainâ¤ motif dreamed up by Henri dâ¤™Origny, who had been asked to design a square shape. In the latest instalment of a resolutely rebellious creative saga, this TrÃ¨s Petit ModÃ¨le further accentuates the outline of the original drawing. Available in steel or gem-set rose gold versions, it is teamed with colourful single or double wrap-around straps lending the final touch to its resolutely elegant aura.