Hermes creates 2013 new enamel pocket watches in a sporty style. The elegant spinnaker, dotted with a vast ocean, performs on a small dial. On the Arceau Pocket Voilier enamel pocket watch, the Pentium color of the cover transmits light, thanks to the ancient enamel craftsmanship that resembles a stained-glass window, called plique-à-jour enamelling.
In order to obtain the perfect composition, the white gold plate under the spinnaker is engraved by hand with the hull and its surroundings. The cover pattern is brilliant, just like pocket stained glass. The light passes through the enamel color, which makes the sails bloom like velvet, and perfectly captures the shining daylight.
The goldsmith took the lead in cutting the platinum disk and carved a delicate spinnaker pattern. The curved arcs were divided by fine gold wires to form a hollow and frame. Before repeated firing, these hollowed out parts are filled with enamel color. The temperature of each firing is 800 degrees Celsius, and the colors on the sails are brought out one by one, blooming and shining. Finally, remove the tray.
This pocket watch does not hide the case back, but hides the dial under a delicate protective cover. This design first appeared on a Hermès pocket watch. The dial of the pocket watch is also covered with enamel, and the elegant blue-gray dial is decorated with champlevé hour markers, which naturally echoes the style of italic hour markers unique to Arceau timepieces.
The Arceau Pocket Voilier enamel pocket watch is equipped with the H1837 self-winding movement. The sapphire crystal caseback demonstrates the superb grinding process, including the pearl and spiral grain polished substrate and bridge. From Hermès master leather craft storm blue crocodile leather case, the perfect finishing touch for pocket watches.
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