Arceau Pocket Ailes et Ecailles watch by Hermès

It’s that time of the year. Offer a timeless piece of the Arceau Pocket Ailes et Ecailles watch by Hermès this Christmas.

This limited edition pocket watch combines the art of scarab beetle elytra marquetry with two other techniques: engraving and miniature enamel painting.

La Montre Hermes, savoir-faire scarabees sur cadran, a Saint-Cergues VD ce mercredi 03 fevrier 2016 Photo Sandro Campardo La Montre Hermes, savoir-faire scarabees sur cadran, a Saint-Cergues VD ce mercredi 03 fevrier 2016 Photo Sandro Campardo

La Montre Hermes, savoir-faire scarabees sur cadran, a Saint-Cergues VD ce mercredi 03 fevrier 2016 Photo Sandro Campardo

It all begins with the engraver, who sketches out on a gold plate the motif inspired by a beach towel designed for Hermès
by Pierre Marie. The waves and fins of the dial pattern made from his detailed graving tool. This initial engraving is followed by Grand Feu enamelling. A vivid palette of blue and red shades, some opaque and others translucent, the various colours reveal their subtle nuances.

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Can’t go wrong with a lovely pocket watch to countdown the days till Christmas!