Hermès : Magical expertise

Fouet necklace Platinum set with 3,669 diamonds (36.16 cts)


Arceau Le temps suspendu

Case: 750 rose gold (or steel), non-set or set with 62 Top Wesselton diamonds, sapphire back Diameter : 38mm Movement : mechanical self-winding (50h power reserve), bridges and oscillating weight adorned with a sprinkling of “Hs”, circular-grained and snailed mainplate Functions : hours, minutes, time suspended and memorised, small counter-clockwise small seconds operating indicator Dial : opaline silver-toned, with or without white natural mother-of-pearl Water resistance : 30m Strap : matt Havana alligator leather with 750 rose gold pin buckle

A global benchmark in the realm of bags and accessories, the brand with the famous silk carré is starting to make a name for itself in the field of watchmaking, especially since its triumph at the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix in 2011, when the Arceau Le temps suspendu model was awarded the “Best Men’s Watch” prize. This patented model now comes in a diamond-set pink gold ladies’ version. Its patented “Time Suspended” mechanism visible through the sapphire caseback continues to work its magic : a simple press on the button brings the hands to a halt on either side of noon, masking the ongoing passage of time. Another press sets it running again, as the mechanical memory of the self-winding watch positions the hands on the correct time. In an even more exclusive register, Hermès is giving free rein to its creativity in new territories that the brand has christened “Haute Bijouterie”. The Fouet necklace in platinum set with 3,669 diamonds flouts existing boundaries with dazzling ease and grace.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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