A favorite art form of Hermès, straw marquetry is again taking the center stage of a timepiece at the fashion house. Colorful miniature marquetry in straw adorns the dial of new Hermès Arceau H-Cube. To ensure uniformity hand cut straws are selected from a single crop, and then dyed and dried repeatedly to attain bright and deep colors in shades of orange, burgundy, fuschia, coral, and purple. Small pieces of straws are then patiently arranged by craftsman into geometries patterns to create the distinctive H-Cube motif designed by Hermès artistic director Henri d’Origny.
Limited to just 10 pieces, Arceau H-Cube is housed in a 41 mm white gold case with a slim Rhodium-plated hour and minute hands. Powered by a self-winding H1837 movement, the watch offers 50 hours of power reserve. Movement is visible through the sapphire crystal case back. Its satin-brushed bridges and oscillating weight consist of the Hermés H symbol and Hermés Paris engravings. The watch has an ember alligator strap with white gold pin buckle.
Source: World Tempus