WATCHES & WONDERS 2020: Hermes The Arceau L’heure de la lune
Among the novelties showed by Hermes, Arceau L’Heure de la lune continues to amaze with its fascinating complication.
Hermes brings its already known collection Arceau L’Heure de la lune with two new finishes. Inside the elegant 43 mm diameter case, designed in 1978, there is an original complication meant to describe the relation between the Moon and the Earth along the month. The movement inside contains 193 components moves the two interior dials around the two faces of the Moon so that you can always see the moon phase as it is seen from the Northern and the Southern hemispheres. A complete tour around the dial takes 59 days.
The new versions are distinguished by the dials made of Lunar, Black Sahara meteorite or the most exclusive Martian meteorite, while the faces of the moon are covered with mother-of-pearl. On the Southern moon there is the a special drawing of Pegasus inspired by the Pleine Lune motif designed by artist Dimitri Rybaltchenko, while on the Northern moon there is exact replica of the lunar surface.
The Black Sahara and the Lunar editions are numbered and limited to 30 pieces and come in a 43 mm diameter white gold case while the Martian meteorite dial comes only in two numbered pieces and a 43 mm diameter case of Platinum.