Discover the Arceau Lift Chevaux en camouflage by Hermès
And the enamelling skill set required
Rare and demanding crafts often give way to exceptional creations, as certainly is the case with the 'Arceau Lift Chevaux en camouflage' watch by Hermès.
Available in two 24-piece limited editions, it "stages an encounter between a Manufacture Hermès flying tourbillon and the art of cloisonné enamel", revealing a motif inspired by a Hermès silk scarf or 'carré'.
When it comes to the enamelling process, it's a scene of painstaking, meticulous hand-crafted skill – which starts by a specialist sketching on a sheet of paper the outlines of the horses, which will serve as the base for tiny gold wires.
Like a painter, a palette of colours is prepared according to the specific version of the watch. Using the tip of his brush, the colours are applied in light touches to create depth effects. The enamel is then fired at around 800°C, before the subtle nuances gradually appear, giving life to the mettlesome horses breaking into a gallop and framed by the white or rose gold case.