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Hermès Arceau Grands Fonds

A colorful exotic fish swims across the dial of the Hermès Arceau Grands Fonds, lighting up the water thanks to a glass micromosaic technique.

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Everything you need to know about this watch

ONE

The design of the dial is inspired by a pattern from a Hermès “Grands Fonds” scarf designed by French artist Annie Faivre in 1992.

TWO

It takes a whole month to complete just one glass micromosaic dial.

THREE

The technique is achieved by carefully cutting and melting the tiles at over 700°C to form filaments of the required fineness. Once cool, these strands are cut to the required length. The dial is then prepared with a scalpel to openwork the areas where the tiles will be inserted. A putty base composed of marble powder, lime and linseed oil is then used to fix the tiles in place using a wooden peg. The perfectly-flat dial is then left for one month to dry.

FOUR

The 41mm white gold timepiece is powered by the Manufacture Hermès H1837 caliber.

FIVE

This series is limited to six pieces.

 

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