HERMES Arceau Temps Suspendu
HERMES Arceau Temps Suspendu

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Year
2011
Type
Watch
Price range CHF
20000-50000
Category
Hand-wound mechanical
Case
Gold
Water-resistant
<30m
Bracelet/strap
Alligator/Crocodile
Functions/Complications
- Date
- Retrograde

Arceau Temps Suspendu

Arceau Le Temps suspendu, the latest creation from Hermès, suspends time without disturbing either its onward march or its precision. With this new and spectacular complication, its owner can forget the present time thanks to an ingenious system of cams, pinions and segments. He can, if he pleases, stop the time and return to it whenever he wishes. This illusion is made possible by an additional module that enables the watch to alternate automatically between real and suspended time, coordinated by two synchronised column wheels, one for the hours, the other for the minutes and date. Thanks to its 360° hour and minute retrograde mechanism, the time stops and moves into the "Time Suspended" zone at 12 o'clock, while the date hand disappears completely. A non-conventional but very entertaining and personal way to display the time.
Movement
Automatic, additional "Time Suspended" module, 254 components, 42-hour power reserve
Functions
Retrograde hours, minutes and date; stop/start pushpiece for hands
Case
18K pink gold or 316 L stainless steel, 43 mm Water-resistant to 30 m / 3 ATM
Dial
Opaline silvered (pink gold or steel model) or black (steel model) "Time Suspended" zone at 12 o'clock and retrograde date between 4 and 6 o'clock
Bracelet/strap
Matt havana brown or black alligator leather