Hermès' Arceau Chrono Bridon



19 February 2013

Hermès’ iconic Arceau collection now offers the new Arceau Chrono Bridon, an elegant timepiece interpreted in five versions. Each model of this stunning watch feature a new bradoon strap, along with the same rounded case design, stirrup-shaped asymmetrical lugs and sloping Arabic numerals as the original line designed by Henri d’Origny in 1978.

The piece is inspired by riding bridles, while the small leather bit known as a bradoon reinforces the strap attachment to the case with distinctive saddle stitching. Crafted from Barenia calfskin, an historical material for Hermès; or from bridle leather, a rough material which is very tough to handle, the new straps of the Arceau Chrono Bridon highlight the harness and saddle-making expertise of the Hermès and are available in black, natural, ebony or indigo blue versions.

At the heart of the Arceau Chrono Bridon beats a self-winding chronograph calibre which captures the time spent in great escapes on horseback. The central seconds-hand sweeps steadily around the dial, sometimes clad in orange on sportier versions or else made from steel or blued steel for the more classic models.

A mechanical composition enriched with equestrian accents, the Arceau Chrono Bridon is recalls the innate elegance of horses through its refined and sporty design.