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Her­mès’ eques­trian her­itage.

The lat­est ad­di­tion to the Her­mès

Arceau line brings with it a sense of mod­ern dy­namism while re­tain­ing its eques­trian her­itage.

Al­though mai­son Her­mès is bet­ter known through­out the world for its lux­ury leather goods and ex­quis­ite scarves, this doesn’t mean it is a slouch when it comes to the brand’s watch depart­ment. Al­ready, in the past cou­ple of years, we have seen high-end watch­mak­ing com­pli­ca­tions like the per­pet­ual cal­en­dar in its col­lec­tion; not to men­tion its unique ar­ray of watches that sus­pend time, hide it and count it down to an an­tic­i­pated hour.

Be that as it may, it’s great to see Her­mès bring­ing some se­ri­ous watch­mak­ing com­pli­ca­tions to its more ca­sual col­lec­tion. And this year, as a pre­cur­sor to the SIHH – Sa­lon In­ter­na­tional de la Haute Hor­logerie Genève – the Her­mès Arceau Chrono Ti­tane sees the chrono­graph make its de­but within the Arceau fam­ily of watches.

Styled with its sig­na­ture asym­met­ri­cal lugs, the case is a very mas­cu­line, bead-blasted ti­ta­nium in 41mm. The dark gal­vanic black dial is nicely ac­cented with rhodium plated and red hands giv­ing the watch a vin­tage yet dy­namic look. In keep­ing with the Arceau’s sad­dle­mak­ing ori­gins, the watch is fit­ted with ei­ther a nat­u­ral Bare­nia calf­skin strap or with a black em­bossed Bare­nia calf­skin strap, both of which have sad­dle stitches tes­ti­fy­ing to the tra­di­tion of leather-mak­ing ex­cel­lence within the mai­son.

Last but cer­tainly not least, purists will love that the move­ment is a me­chan­i­cal man­ual-wind­ing Swiss­made move­ment with 42 hours of power re­serve.

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