Hermès is holding a special horological exhibition from 24 September to 5 October at Scotts Square, Singapore, to showcase some of the brand’s exceptional timepieces such as the Arceau Millefiori and the Arceau Pocket Chevaux Sauvages. The installation, designed by Austrian designer Roger Stadler, is split into ‘day’ and ‘night’ – a bright welcoming space for ‘day’ and a calming dark area for ‘night’.
The captivating Arceau Millefiori is the result of a clever combination of watchmaking and glassmaking. Crafted by les Cristalleries Royales de Saint-Louis, the ‘millefiori’ (‘a thousand flowers’ in Italian) is displayed on the watch dial, demonstrating the brilliant glassmaking artistry and its complexity.
Making of the Hermès Arceau Millefiori
Another highlight of the exhibition, the Arceau Pocket Chevaux Sauvages, displays the combined effort of fine watch making and the art of wheel engraving on crystal. The horse motif, which reflects the equestrian origins of the house, is decorated with Indian ink over the crystal, which process took the crystal engraver 15 days to complete. A craftsman from les Cristalleries Royales de Saint-Louis was also on hand to demonstrate the unique art of crystal cutting.
Making of the Hermès Arceau Pocket Chevaux Sauvages