The Arceau Belles du Mexique by Hermès is a timepiece that encapsulates the essence of dance and movement. Inspired by the traditional hat dance of Jalisco, Mexico, it features a dynamic and colorful design on a 38 mm-diameter white gold case. The watch is an artistic interpretation of the dance, with the dancers depicted from a bird’s eye view, reminiscent of a 2017 Hermès silk scarf design.
The timepiece uniquely showcases the dancers’ agility with seven figures that move freely around the dial, mimicking the wrist’s movements. This intricate dial design is complemented by a ring of 23 diamonds, adding a touch of elegance to the dynamic display.
Craftsmanship is at the heart of the Arceau Belles du Mexique. Each of the 14 hand-crafted dancers is meticulously painted and layered, bringing depth and vibrancy to the design. The seven central dancers are mounted on a free axis, allowing them to twirl gracefully, while the other seven are immobile, basking in the glow of 82 diamonds set on the bezel.