Hermès Arceau Mon Premier Galop Unites Diverse Skills

Hermès Arceau Mon Premier Galop Unites Diverse Skills

The stunning Hermès Arceau Mon Premier Galop interweaves silk threads with colourful leather fragments on an enamel background.

Enhanced with leather marquetry, silk threads and miniature painting, the Arceau Mon Premier Galop watch thus unites a diverse range of skills. Its singular aesthetic reveals a joyful interpretation of the Mon Premier Galop shawl by artist Tong Ren. Fascinated by traditional basketry work, the Chinese-born designer combines simple lines, colour blocks and refined decorative-trimming motifs. His drawing depicts a horse moving across the sand, accompanied by a fluttering butterfly and lit up by a mischievous sun playing with the clouds. Its faltering gait imbued with a sense of fragility and daring evokes the moment of grace of those first steps of horseback. 

Photo David Marchon

This magical moment comes to life on the dial of the Arceau Mon Premier Galop watch with its 30-piece jigsaw-like nature uniting several skills deeply cherished by Hermès. The sky and the radiant sun are crafted in enamel, a meticulous technique that involves applying a multitude of enamel layers with a brush and drying them in a kiln to guarantee unique colours and contrasts. 

Photo David Marchon

Issued in a 24-piece limited edition, the Arceau Mon Premier Galop watch in white gold set with 82 diamonds beats to the rhythm of the Manufacture Hermès H1912 movement. The sapphire case-back reveals the finishes and the ‘sprinkling of Hs’ motif adorning the bridges and oscillating weight. Adding a final touch, a Zephyr blue Swift calfskin strap accentuates the play on light and textures adorning the watch face.

Photo David Marchon

Technical Specifications:


Numbered limited edition of 24


Manufacture Hermès H1912 movement 
Mechanical self-winding, crafted in Switzerland 
Diameter : 23.90 mm 
Thickness : 3.7 mm 
Power reserve : 50 hours 
Frequency : 28,800 vibrations per hour / 4Hz 
Functions : hours, minutes 


Round, diameter : 38 mm 
White gold, bezel set with 82 diamonds 
Anti-glare sapphire crystal and case-back 
Water resistance : 3 bar 


Leather marquetry and silk thread dial, blue enamelled base, hand-painted gold appliques 


Zephyr blue Swift calfskin 


Upon request

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