Ever since its creation, Arceau by Hermès has played with different styles, a natural privilege afforded by its understated design and its deliberately simple lines. Arceau 78 features a round case in mirror-polished stainless steel, topped by a beadblasted bezel in matt brushed stainless steel and distinctive equestrian-inspired asymmetrical lugs reflecting the origins of the Maison founded on the Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

Hermes Arceau 78 Watch Review
Hermes Arceau 78

Bearing hours, minutes and 6 o’clock date displays powered by a Swiss made quartz movement, the finely grained anthracite dial is punctuated by slender cream-coloured luminescent hands and Arabic numerals. This delicate contrast accentuates the characteristic design of its sloping numerals. The Arceau 78 is fitted with a natural Barenia calf leather strap crafted in the Hermès Horloger workshops, as indeed are the case and dial.

The New Hermes Arceau 78
Hermes Arceau 78

The Hermes Arceau 78 watch features the understated and elegant allure of a timeless object paradoxically in tune with its time. In 1978, Henri d’Origny ‘unbridled’ aesthetic codes by combining a round case with asymmetrical lugs inspired by stirrups, and a sloping font evoking a horse’s galop. This Very Large Model in stainless steel with a 40 mm diameter now comes with a grained anthracite dial, cream-coloured numerals and hands, as well as a natural Barenia calf strap.

Hermes Arceau 78
Hermes Arceau 78

Hermes Arceau 78

Technical specifications:


·      Shape/dimensions: Round, 40 mm diameter

·      Materia: Stainless steel with beadblasted bezel

·      Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment

·      Water resistance: 3 bar


·      Grained anthracite dial.

·      Hand-finished transferred Arabic numerals coated with cream-coloured Super-LuminNova

·      Black gold hands coated with cream-coloured Super-LumiNova


·      Type: Quartz, Swiss made

·      Functions: Hours, minutes, date at 6 o’clock

Strap: Natural Barenia calf leather

The price for the Hermes Arceau 78 is CHF 3,150  or Euro 2,700 and will be available in April 2019.

For more information visit Hermes Online.