The new Arceau Pocket "Duc Attele" watch is a perfect illustration of this approach. This horological marvel is a collaborative project between the company’s peerless craftsmen and the master-engraver.
The master-engraver sculpted a horseman and his mount from a block of natural mother-of-pearl. Afterwards, he placed this piece of art on a polished petrified wood, offering the public a perfect opportunity to admire the fascinating landscape of this mineral within the structure of the watch dial.
The display of the new Hermes watch comprises refined hour-markers as well as hour and minutes hands, gliding over them. The dial is shielded by a glare-proofed sapphire crystal. The same glass is used for the back side of the timepiece.
The basic functions are driven by a self-winding mechanical movement - Hermes H Calibre 1929. It incorporates an oscillating weight, made from gold. The caliber also includes bridges, beveled and polished by hand. Graced with Haute Horlogerie finish, the movement runs at the rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour and provides a 55-hour power reserve.
The entire mechanism is housed in a 750 white gold case, which has a diameter of 43 mm. The new Arceau Pocket "Duc Attele" watch boasts a 30-meter water-resistance.
A matt Havana alligator leather strap rounds off the consummate appearance of the new Hermes pocket watch.