Sandblasting Releases Rough Personality Hermès Arceau 78

HERMÈS’s Arceau series launched a new work Arceau 78. This watch once again shows the design characteristics of the series, and incorporates new ideas in details. Although the function is not unexpectedly breakthrough, but the overall visual Beauty has changed to another sense of freshness.

Hermes launches the new Arceau 78. This time, the watch is sandblasted on the case and dial. With the distressed luminous digital time scales, the entire watch looks completely new.

Case surface treatment has two levels
The case of the watch is 40mm, which is considered to be a medium size in the Arceau series. Since its introduction in 1978, this series has established its own recognition with its stirrup shape, but this time the Arceau 78 is a little different, that is Hermes. In the bezel part, the sandblasting process is used, which is just a contrast with the polishing treatment of the lugs and the front side. This is different from our previous impression that the entire Arceau is polished to glitter. For some people, It should be full of such changes. After all, polishing is relatively easy to leave scratches or fingerprints, etc. It is really difficult for people who are looking for the perfection of the watch to maintain a good condition. The positive side can always stay close to a completely new feeling.
Sandblasted surface with luminous hour markers
In terms of faceplates, Arceau 78’s signature italic Arabic numerals are still on, but Hermès uses a beige luminous paint with anthracite faceplate, which is also sandblasted, and willow hands coated with gray and black. These fine-tuning details make this watch refreshing-although it lacks the double-layered dial design common in the Arceau series, it is actually not inferior to the whole piece of sandblasted dial. By the way, the watch is located in the date window at 6 o’clock, and its date dial is also changed to a beige with a gray background, which makes the overall look more consistent.

Different from the previous dual-layer dial of the Arceau series, the Arceau 78 directly adopts a single-piece sandblasted dial, and adds italic Arabic numerals and hands with beige luminous materials, which makes the watch night-reading. Gained promotion

Equipped with quartz movement
In the past, we also saw the Arceau watch with the same function and two hands + date display. At that time, it was equipped with the H1837 movement, so we originally thought that it would continue to use this Hermes-made main movement, but it was a little unexpected. Arceau 78 actually uses a quartz movement. Of course, this can make the watch relatively lighter and thinner to some extent, but what the brand really considers is currently unknown. At least we do n’t have to worry about the watch for a few days. Stop wearing it.
Different options for Arceau series
From the name of Arceau 78, the modification of the design, to the change of the built-in movement, it can be seen how much it is different from the original mechanical movement style. Perhaps Hermès wants to give people who like the Arceau series more different options However, if it is iron powder for mechanical watches, even if they appreciate the transformation of this appearance, but when it comes to the movement, this may be the key to let them change from a eager start to a wait-and-see attitude, but there is no design at all It is everything, as long as you can accept it, even if you wear a quartz watch, you can wear it stylishly and happily.

Arceau 78

Stainless steel material / quartz movement / hour, minute, date display / sapphire crystal mirror / waterproof 30 meters / table diameter 40mm


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