Hermès Arceau Lift Flying Tourbillon

November 3, 2013

Here’s a first look at a spectacular new piece from Hermes, the Hermès Arceau Lift Flying Tourbillon. Production of this superlative piece is limited to just 176 pieces, and to own one will set you back $165,000. The ornate geometry of the tourbillon carriage and barrel bridge is inspired by a lift/elevator which is installed at the Hermes Paris boutique, 24 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

The dial has a multi-layered effect with a chevron motif making provide a subtle backdrop for the horizontal steel bridge which is finished with cotes de Geneve. Of course, the strap is also in-house Hermès. The flying tourbillon caliber is in cooperation with La Joux-Perret SA, with a hefty 90 hrs power reserve. it comes in a 43mm rose gold case and gorgeous finishing (chamfered and polished by hand, polished screws, etc.).

words by Kyle Stults

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