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Vintage Hermès of Paris Gentleman’s Arceau Watch

£2,750

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  • Vintage Hermès of Paris gentleman’s watch, model AR4.810 from the Arceau Collection. An excellent quality wristwatch with automatic winding and date dial. The stainless steel case has the Hermès emblem together with AR4.810 and the number 2130408 engraved. The original leather strap is also signed Hermès.
  • Watch face measures 41mm.
  • Made in Switzerland for Hermès of Paris circa 1990.

Stock no. 2019

The origins of Hermès date back to 1837 when  the harness-maker Thierry Hermès opened a workshop in rue Basse-du-Rempart, Paris. For many years Hermès offered items that met society’s needs, from saddlery and harnesses to leather goods. Hermès introduced jewellery to their collection in 1927 and in 1978 created its own watch division in Switzerland called the La Montre Hermès. The division focused on the international distribution of Hermès watches and was responsible for creating the now iconic Arceau watch collection.

Our vintage Hermès watch belongs to the Arceau collection launched in 1978. This model has a large round face and the characteristic sloping numbers on the dial, inspired by the elegance of the gallop.

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