Prestige (Singapore)



The Hermès Arceau Wild Singapore watch reinterpre­ts the eponymous silk scarf by Alice Shirley in honour of our nation’s incredible biodiversi­ty. Taking centre-stage on this 24-piece numbered 41mm limited edition is a regal lion that watches over the island. Miniature painting is combined with gold thread welding to depict the big cat in its tropical surrounds. A varnish is applied and the motif is transferre­d on a gold base before painting the elements that will appear under and around the gold threads. The artisan then assembles a multitude of threads three times finer than a human hair on the dial to add depth. A starting and ending point for each thread must be determined before hollowing out holes to accommodat­e the ends. Gold is then poured into the attachment points to fuse them.

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