Hermès, the renowned French luxury house has always believed in reviving age-old fashion. A particular style might go out of fashion but fashion survives through the ages. The announcement by Hermès that the Grand Arceau Moon Phase watch would hit the shelves of the retailers later this year was very well received by the watch enthusiasts. As a follow up to that announcement Hermès has now come up with the Arceau Pocket Promenade de Longchamp watch.
The Arceau wristwatch was originally visualized by Henri d’Origny in 1978. The new pocket watch, whether you carry it inside a jacket or your trouser pocket lends a certain class to the wearer. The Hermès pocket watch for 2011 comes with a new dial made from a block of natural mother-of-pearl. A relief modeling technique has been used to highlight an equestrian scene on the Arceau Pocket Promenade de Longchamp.
The images of carriage, horses and protagonists have been engraved on two superimposed gold plates. The three dimensional effect gives life to the scene. The central square Promenade de Longchamp, designed by Philippe Ledoux in 1965 seems to be the inspiration behind this new creation. The case of the watch is made in white gold. The dial is shining gray-blue mother-of-pearl. The cord strap and pouch for the watch is made in matte Havana alligator leather.