Hermès Arceau Squelette

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March 13, 2020 Watches By

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From the super thin Slim d’Hermes to the square-cased Carre H, Hermès’s watch offerings are always compelling and unique. Their latest is the new Arceau Squelette, part of a collection designed in 1978 featuring asymmetrical stirrup-shaped lugs and an italicized, Breguet-esque typeface meant to evoke a galloping horse.

The Arceau Squelette is different from previous iterations in that it features a smoked sapphire crystal dial through which one can view the automatic movement beneath. Housed in a 40mm steel case, the dial features a black chapter ring with silvered indices and slim handset, while the Hermès signature floats upon the glass. Water-resistant to 30m, the new Arceau Squelette ships on a leather strap of the buyer’s choice available in several different colors and costs $8,600.

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