When Henri d’Origny created the Arceau watch in 1978, he revisited the aesthetic codes of the round watch. Eager to escape the confines of its classicism, he fitted it with asymmetrical lugs in a shape inspired by stirrups.
Four decades later, the story continues. The case of the Arceau Casaque becomes an equestrian manège, an arena marked with curved hoof prints on the sand.
Outlined against this background is the Cavale motif.
The dial is crafted using champlevé, lacquer and transfer techniques. Hollows are first created in the dial base, then filled with lacquer. A matt tone-on-tone transferred chevron motif lends the final touch to this colourful composition. Their bright tones bring to mind the horse-head
pawns of a classic French children’s board game. Yellow, red,
green or blue: which will prove the fastest in flouting time?
Designer: Henri d’Origny (1978)
Case in 316L steel
Dimensions: 36mm diameter,
Sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment
Water-resistant to 3 bar
Rhodium-plated base, champlevé Cavale motif,
lacquered in red, yellow, green or blue
Matt tone-on-tone transferred chevron motif
Quartz, Swiss made
Hours and minutes
Electric blue, vertigo green, capucine red
or lime smooth calfskin
Pin buckle in 316L steel, 16mm