Hermes debuts their Arceau Casaque watch in four bright, bold colors

Hermes’ Arceau watch has an origin story that dates back to 1978 when Henri d’Origny, Artistic Director of Hermès fitted a round watch with asymmetrical lugs in a shape inspired by stirrups to create a new style that is popular even to this day. The company’s new Arceau Casaque gives the style a contemporary twist with primary colors and a minimal – but detailed- dial.

The dial is crafted using champlevé, lacquer and transfer techniques. Hollows are first created in the dial base, then filled with lacquer. A matt tone-on-tone transferred chevron motif lends the final touch to this colorful composition. Their bright tones bring to mind the horse-head pawns of a classic French children’s board game.

Each 36mm case is made from steel and is powered by a quartz movement. The watch is available in red, blue green and yellow and sports a matching calfskin strap. These aren’t particularly offbeat watches by any means, but their simplicity and versatility will ensure a degree of popularity. Hermes keeps things fairly simple where their timepieces are concerned.


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