[Special Report from Watch House Basel] On April 25, 2013, the annual watch industry event Basel International Watch Fair kicked off. The watch house team went to Switzerland. Bring the report of the exhibition to everyone at the front.
When Hermès watches used sports as the theme in 2013, the scene that emerged was the elegant spinnaker, dotted with the vast ocean. On the Arceau Pocket Voilier enamel pocket watch, the Pentium color of the cover transmits light. This is due to the ancient enamel craftsmanship similar to the stained glass window, called hollow enamel painted plique-à-jour enamelling).
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. Prior to repeated firing, these hollowed out parts are filled with enamel. 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.
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. 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 time scales, which naturally echoes the italic time scale unique to Arceau timepieces.
Summary: Arceau Pocket Voilier enamel pocket watch is equipped with H1837 self-winding movement. The sapphire crystal back cover shows the exquisite sanding process, including pearl and spiral sanding substrates and plywood bridges. It is automatically carved with Hermès special H letter decoration . From Hermès master leather craft storm blue crocodile leather case, the perfect finishing touch for pocket watches.
The pictures and information collected by the reporting team in front of the Watch House will be uploaded to the special topics in Basel, so stay tuned.
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