Introducing The Hermès Arceau L’Heure De La Lune With Five New Dials (Including One From Mars)
The Arceau L’Heure De La Lune appeared barely a year back at SIHH 2019 and was one of the superstars. It combines specialized dominance with creative thrive in a manner that is quintessentially Hermès, and this was one of those watches that individuals halted to take a gander at in the windows each time they passed the brand’s stall. I consider myself as a part of them. The watch utilizes a Hermès in-house development as a base for a select complication that has a couple of plates showing the hours/minutes and date that turn over a dial with two mother-of-pearl moons. The outcome is a double moon stage marker that shows both the northern and southern halves of the globe on the double. It energetically switches the typical progression of presentations on a watch dial and does so very effectively.
This year, we’re getting five new forms of the Arceau L’Heure De La Lune. They’re actually indistinguishable from a year ago’s two pieces, estimating in at 43mm and using a similar development and module, however with new dial choices. First up are two blue-colored models, one with a dial of Lapis Lazuli and one using a hard stone called Blue Pearl. The other three are made of genuine shooting star, with Lunar shooting star, Black Sahara shooting star, and Martian shooting star on offer. No doubt, truth be told – you can wear a bit of the Moon or Mars on your wrist, lifting this current watch’s idea to the following level. Shooting star dials are normal nowadays, however Lunar shooting stars are substantially more scant, and I certainly haven’t seen a Martian shooting star accessible on a watch before.
The Blue Pearl and Lapis Lazuli forms are increases to the fundamental assortment, while the shooting star dials are totally restricted releases. The Lunar and Black Sahara variants are restricted to 36 pieces each, while the Martian form is restricted to only two (indeed, two!) pieces with cost just accessible on request.
The Lunar shooting star dial utilizes earthy colored lacquered counters for the hours/minutes and date displays.
The Blue Pearl dial has such a turtle shell impact to it.
The combination of rose gold and Lapis Lazuli is a triumphant one.
If you think I saw the expression “Martian shooting star dial” and didn’t promptly begin attempting to sort out what assets I could offer to present to me somewhat closer to claiming this thing, at that point you don’t have any acquaintance with me well overall. This is so damn cool. There’s simply no alternate method to put it. Presently, before anybody begins contending with me, there are just two of these being made, so I will let the “shouldn’t these examples be in historical centers or labs” contention slide totally. We’re discussing a particularly little amount of shooting star here, how about we simply appreciate it. The two individuals who will take a gander at the Martian surface on their wrist consistently are fortunate indeed.
But that is not to detract from the other four forms of the Arceau L’Heure De La Lune that Hermès is introducing here. They’re all remarkable and offer particular looks. I’m exceptionally inquisitive to see these in the metal, as a year ago’s two forms both looked endlessly more mind blowing face to face than they did in photographs . I’m especially keen on perceiving how the dim and earthy colored tones play off each other in the Lunar shooting star form. It would seem that it’s a delicate, inconspicuous impact, which is an extraordinary decision for an all around striking watch. Lapis and rose gold are additionally consistently a triumphant combo, so that watch, regardless of not being a restricted release, could undoubtedly capture everyone’s attention here.
The last thing I’ll say is this: This whole watch is so Hermès completely. I don’t think another watch brand on planet Earth could pull something off like this with this level of truthfulness, eccentricity, and quality. That is the reason I believe it’s so unique and definitely in excess of a basic novelty.
The three shooting star dials. From left to right: Black Sahara, Martian, and Lunar.
Model: Arceau L’Heure De La Lune
Case Material: White gold (Lunar and Black Sahara), Platinum (Martian)
Dial Color: Lapis Lazuli, Blue Pearl stone, Lunar shooting star, Black Sahara shooting star, or Martian shooting star, with mother-of-pearl moons and lacquered counters
Indexes: Arabic numerals
Water Resistance: 30 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Matte Abyss blue crocodile lash (Lapis Lazuli), matte graphite gator tie (Blue Pearl), matte Havana gator tie (Lunar), matte dark crocodile tie (Black Sahara), matte Veronese green croc tie (Martian)
The Black Sahara shooting star show is the most monochromatic of the bunch.
Caliber: Hermès make H1837 with selective module
Functions: Hours, minutes, date, double moon stage markers for northern and southern hemispheres
Diameter: 26mm (38mm with module)
Thickness: 3.7mm (7.9mm with module)
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph)
Jewels: 42 (28 development, 14 module)
Total Components: 310 (193 development, 117 module)
Estimating & Availability
Price: $33,200 (Lapis Lazuli and Blue Pearl); $43,000 (Lunar); $54,100 (Black Sahara); Price upon demand (Martian)
Availability: Fall 2020
Limited Edition: Unlimited (Lapis Lazuli and Blue Pearl); 36 pieces each (Lunar and Black Sahara); two pieces (Martian)
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