Since its release, arceau by Hermès has played with different styles, a natural privilege afforded by its understated design and its deliberately simple lines. The arceau 78 features a round case in mirror-polished stainless steel, topped by a bead-blasted bezel in matt brushed stainless steel. Its equestrian-inspired asymmetrical lugs reflect the house’s saddle-making origins. This large model comes in 40-mm diameter with a grained anthracite dial, cream-coloured luminescent hands and arabic numerals. The arceau 78 is completed with a natural Barenia calf leather strap skillfully crafted in the Hermès Horloger workshop, same as the case and the dial.