This one-of-a-kind watch is created on a beautiful idea to help you control time, instead of depending on it. To make this possible, a Paris based watchmaker came with the unique horological complication, an amazing time suspender that allows wearer to erase time with a single push. Hermes Arceau Time Suspended is specially made for the Only Watch 2011 auction that will take place in Monte Carlo, on September 22.
This world’s first, triple-retrograde watch complication is based on a mechanical movement with an additional module that enables you to choose between standard and suspended time. With just one click on the pushbutton, 360° retrograde hour and minute hand go at an impossible position, without interrupting the accurate running of the movement. Another push will automatically bring time back on your dial, by repositioning hands on the right place.
The self-winding mechanism oscillates at the frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz) and provides a power-reserve of 42 hours. It is constructed of 254 parts and comprises 45 jewels. It also features a straightline lever escapement, a monometallic balance, a self-compensating flat balance spring, a shock absorber, circular-grained and snailed bridges, as well as an oscillating mass adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif.
Advanced Technology with the Sophisticated Style
Hermes Only Watch Arceau Time Suspended timepiece has a 43 mm case, made of palladium that matches a matt indigo alligator strap, with a folding safety clasp in palladium. It incorporates two-body, circular, polished, asymmetric lugs, a crown at the 2 o’clock position and a pushbutton for starting and stopping hands at the 9 o’clock position. Its caseback, with the “Only Watch 2011″ engraving is protected with five screws and covered with an anti-glare sapphire crystal.
Absolutely marvelous, blue grained dial with herringbone decoration features radial Breguet numerals that give the watch special note of stylishness. Outer dot minute division takes place around the outer rim, while a beautiful retrograde arc that indicates date goes from 7 to 4 o’clock position. Besides, the dial has a special “time suspended” zone at the 12 o’clock position, which allows you to hide polished skeleton hands, if you wish so.
It is nice to be able to escape reality once in a while, completely serenading to those special little moments when time does not have a meaning. Hermes Only Watch Arceau Time Suspended will be a magic in the hand of a person who wins the auction in Monaco. The estimated price for this timepiece goes from 30,000 to 40,000 euros.