I am intrigued with watches with different dials, hands and straps. Although I am a purest at heart and like it clean and simple. every now and then I like a change.
I have seen many different dials over the years made out of many specialized materials including: meteorite, carbon, enamel and even part of the titanic, but never one made out of straw fibers, until now.
Hermes latest creation, the 41 mm 18k white gold Arceau, incorporates straw fibers in the dial which are assembled by hand. The straw has been selectively chose,
cultivated on a single farm, and delicately scythed by hand and then
dyed through. Sequential baths followed by drying unveil brilliant and vivid colors with subtle highlights.
The themed motif on this incredible dial is the iconic H Cube, like the watch designed by Henri d’Oringy, who has been artistic director with Hermes for well over 50 years.
The movement is the highly well finished Vaucher caliber p837 with 28 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 50 hours, while the strap is the very prestigious Hermes Crocodile leather.
Although, I would probably not wear this watch because it’s a little too small and feminine for my taste, I can appreciate it’s beauty, originality and quality.