Hermès Unveils Arceau Temari for Basel 2014

Today we’re taking a close up look at the Arceau Temari, which Hermès will officially present at BaselWorld later this month. The latest addition to the luxury manufacture’s Arceau collection, this Japanese-inspired jewelry watch showcases Hermès’ skills of snow setting and hard stone marquetry.

Arceau_Temari_technical drawing and dial

The Arceau Temari is dedicated to the art of temari (hand ball in Japanese), embroidered silk objects made from the scraps of kimonos. These objects, which were extremely popular with Japan’s Imperial court, inspired a silk Hermès carré which represented on the dial of this watch.

Arceau_Temari_onyx on a dial

Arceau_Temari_middle case

The 34mm white gold case is set with 675 diamonds, while the crown is set with an additional 27 diamonds, including a rose-cut diamond. The white gold dial is also set with 176 diamonds, which are complemented by an onyx marquetry which captures the carré’s motif. The dial features hours and minutes.

It is completed by a matte black alligator leather strap with a white gold standard buckle.

Photos courtesy Hermès.