After the announcement of the Grand Arceau Moon Phase watch to hit the shelves later this year, the famous French luxury house Hermes has now presents the Arceau Pocket Promenade de Longchamp Pocket Wtch, thereby continuing its trend of reviving age-old fashion. Whether in a trouser or jacket pocket, the manner of wearing the Arceau Pocket by Hermes further accentuates the innate classic chic of the original Arceau wristwatch imagined by Henri d’Origny in 1978.
The Arceau Pocket Promenade de Longchamp introduces a new dial that is a true work of art sculpted from a block of natural mother-of-pearl. The Arcau Pocket highlights an equestrian scene with the help of a relief modeling technique – the carriage, horses and protagonists come engraved on two superimposed gold plates. The lines of flight, different plans and the depth of field, emphasized by the third dimension, seem to give life to the scene. This motif evokes the central detail of the Promenade de Longchamp silk carre designed by Philippe Ledoux in 1965.
The white gold 43.2 mm case and shimmering grey-blue mother-of-pearl dial radiate a sense of diaphanous harmony that makes a striking contrast with the cord-strap and pouch in matt havana alligator leather. The mechanical self-winding movement is an exclusive Hermes calibre H1928 (the year the company introduced its first watches), who’s twin barrels provide the Arceau Pocket Promenade de Longchamp with a generous 55-hour power reserve.