HERMES DEBUTS UNIQUE DINOSAUR THEMED POCKET WATCH
Hermès Introduces the Arceau Pocket Aaaaargh! Minute Repeater ...
English artist Alice Shirley has been creating typical flora and fauna illustrations for Hermès since 2012, while two of Ms Shirley’s illustrations have made their way onto Hermès wristwatches with a rendering a howling wolf for the Arceau Awooooo wristwatch and a pair of Arceau Into the Canadian Wild watches released to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.
For this it's third installment the Parisian leatherwoods maker has now revealed an impressive, bold and fun installment with the Arceau Pocket Aaaaargh! Minute Repeater.
Encased in a 48mm white gold case the vibrant Tyrannosaurus Rex watch cover, which appears to show T-Rex peeking through a porthole, is made in leather mosaic using thousands of individual fragments that are separately dyed and thinned to only 0.5mm, these are then painstakingly applied one by one to enameled face.
The every watchful eye is made of cabochon-cut Grand Feu enamel. Finalizing the look a matt green alligator leather cord-strap is secured to the rectangular stirrup.
Underneath the miniaturized leather artwork is a clean white dial with an opening at six o’clock for the flying tourbillon. The Hermès H1924 manufacture self-winding movement is equipped with minute repeater and flying tourbillion complications while offering a power reserve of 90 hours.
This is a one-of-a-kind piece priced at $338,000