HERMÈS – Arceau Temari
Temari is a Japanese art dating back to around the 15th century which involves embroidering thread balls and decorating them with geometrical and symmetrical designs. They were initially made for children using silk scraps from kimonos which were gradually replaced by embroidery. Hermès has drawn inspiration from this ancient Asian technique to create a breathtaking design uniting jewel setting and marquetry in its model, the Arceau Temari. The dial is adorned with interwoven bands of brilliant cut white diamonds (176 stones in total) and black onyx. Two silvery hands in the heart of the unique highly detailed design discreetly point to the hours and minutes; they are brought to life by an automatic movement produced by Hermès with a 50-hour power reserve. The calibre is housed in a white gold case 34mm in diameter and entirely paved with round diamonds (675 stones and 27 for the crown). Price: 140’000 CHF
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