Hermès Introduces Its Most Dazzling and Complex Timepiece Yet

Hermès is set to steal the spotlight at Watches and Wonders 2024 with the remarkable Hermès Arceau Duc Attelé, a creation that breathes new life into Henri d’Origny’s original 1978 design. The new reference wraps its asymmetrical stirrup lugs and round shape around a 43mm case, embodying a fresh aesthetic and craftsmanship. Limited to just 24 pieces, this stunning timepiece features an overlapping striped guilloché motif dial in tones of noir with an anthracite coating.

Encased within a sapphire dome, the triple-axis tourbillon is adorned with a double ‘H’ carriage, showcasing the pinnacle of craftsmanship. The Manufacture Hermès H1926 movement, a mechanical manual-winding masterpiece, boasts a 48-hour power reserve and comprises 563 components, including 54 jewels.

A captivating feature of this luxury watch is the chiming minute repeater, which elegantly declares the hours, quarter-hours, and minutes using U-shaped ‘tuning-fork’ gongs and mirror-polished horse-shaped hammers. These elements are visible through a transparent sapphire crystal back shaped like a horse with its mane, paying homage to Hermès’ equestrian heritage.

The attention to detail is exceptional, with Arabic numerals for the hours and minutes displayed on a ring with a sunburst finish. The power-reserve indicator at six o’clock serves as a reminder of the watch’s autonomy, while the bright blue claw-shaped hands ensure legibility amidst the captivating intricacies housed within the 43mm case.

Available in titanium or rose gold, each limited to 24 pieces, the Arceau Duc Attelé is perfectly complemented by a matte anthracite or abyss blue alligator strap. Hermès has truly outdone itself with this extraordinary timepiece, showcasing its mastery of luxury and craftsmanship at its finest.