Hermès colour codes the Arceau novelty in shades of hazelnut and blue

Hermès colour codes the Arceau novelty in shades of hazelnut and blue

Pick a side

Text: Angelyn Kwek

The Hermès Arceau Très Grand Modèle collection expands its colour palette with two new options. Are you Team Blue or Team Hazelnut?

Giving contemporary classics a new lease of life is Hermès with a pair of Arceau Très Grand Modèle (TGM) that refreshes its Henri d'Origny-established design codes with a new paint job. At once timeless yet fanciful, the 40mm large watches play on a paradoxical blend that combines its practical stainless steel frame with the whimsy of sloping hour markers inspired by a galloping equine. Distinctively Hermès and a delight to marvel at, this mechanical self-winding timepiece is now updated in a lacquered blue and a hazelnut brown — which just begs the question: Which one's more your speed?

If you're a true blue kinda gal...
You love sharp suiting and your aesthetic totally takes a leaf from Miranda Priestly's playbook. Sophistication is your middle name and the cooler end of the colour spectrum is your natural habitat. With a dial of lacquered blue and silvered numerals, this edition of the Arceau TGM is your haute horlogerie counterpart. Plus, the matte alligator straps dyed a rich abyss blue totally complements just about every outfit under the sun.

Hermès Arceau Blue

If you've got a sweet tooth...
You might have been Willy Wonka in your past life and all things chocolate (and chocolate-coloured) is right up your sugar rush alley. Working that sweetness to perfection is the hazelnut brown Arceau TGM, hued in a soft shade reminiscent of toffee-topped sundae. Decorated with a stamped chevron motif — bon-bon wrapper, anyone? — and surrounded by a sunburst chapter ring, this is 'wrist candy' redefined.

Hermès Arceau Hazelnut brown

The new blue and hazelnut Arceau Très Grand Modèle is available at Hermès boutiques.