Hermes has done a very smart job with the new follow up to the Arceau Chronograph range. Called Ebony this watch really is a sibling of the Arceau chronograph Alezan that was announced at Baselworld but in a different color, we mean symbolically so!
This timepiece too is has been dedicated to the Hermes equestrian heritage. The lines are still smooth and refined. The Arceau Ebony Chronograph is black all over, including the strap. The 43mm wide steel watch case provides relief while the red dials offer lethal attraction in the stark contrast. The rings around the dials lend a sense of depth. We like the clean and simple face of the watch. The faceted window cut for the date window is a very intelligent idea.
A Swiss ETA 2894 powers the watch which has nothing extravagant about it. It spells sheer class! The strap is made from high grade calf leather with contrast stitching. It will be some time before this watch hits the exclusive Hermes stores. Start saving up then.