Unlike far too many fashion houses, Hermès take their watches seriously. Yet where Chanel have the J12 and more flying tourbillons than can possibly make sense and Louis Vuitton have their *shudder* connected watch, Hermès have the Arceau.
Designed by artist Henri d’Origny, looking at the Arceau makes you want to instinctively turn your head for the slanted numerals to make sense. Quick tip: they still won’t. Regardless of its visual trickery however, the latest edition of the Arceau chronograph in titanium is a painfully cool watch, part vintage pocket watch, part pure Hermès whimsy. At under £3,800, it’s also that rarest of Hermès products: a good price; www.hermes.com