Hermes Unveils One-of-a-Kind Arceau Squelette Sellier

Mar 28, 2010
The illustrious horological company Hermes is proud to introduce its exclusive novelty, called Arceau Squelette Sellier. The timepiece has been presented at Baselworld 2010.

Standing out due to its mysterious design, the watch provides the basic functions of indicating hours and minutes.

At the heart of this remarkable Hermes watch there beats a mechanical self-winding skeleton-worked movement - Hermes Calibre H 1928. Dimensionally, it is 3.5 mm thick and has a diameter of 25.6 mm.

The movement operates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. Equipped with a series-coupled twin barrel, the mechanism provides a 55-hour power reserve. It is composed of 200 individual parts, including 32 precious stones. The movement is also outfitted with hand-chamfered and polished bridges. The bridges reveal a hand-engraving, which reminds of the braiding and saddle stitching created by the Hermes leather artisans.

The mechanical spirit of the watch asserts itself within a 950 platinum case, which measures 41 mm in diameter. Its water-resistance is down to 50 meters.

The Hermes watch demonstrates a dial rendered in grand feu enamelled white gold. It is equipped with Cloisonne enamelled numerals. Gliding across the display are the blued hands produced from 18ct white gold. Both the bezel and back side of the watch are shielded by a glare-proof sapphire crystal.

The Hermes Arceau Squelette Sellier watch is mounted on a matt havana alligator leather strap, fitted with a buckle in 950 platinum.

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