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New Watch Alert: The Hermès Arceau Toucan de Paradis takes flight

Hermès said, “Put a bird on it.”

Silk stitching and natural oils aren’t usually the first things that come to mind when talking up a new timepiece. Then again, Hermès’ latest drop is anything but typical.

The watch is a dual tribute: Both to Henri d’Origny’s 1978 Arceau and Katie Scott’s 2020 Toucans de Paradis scarf. The Arceau’s classic lines with Scott’s botanical illustrations create a perfect harmony between craftsmanship and nature. The result? A truly standout piece of wristwear.

Photo: David Marchon

Looking at it by the numbers, the toucan design is composed of 500 individual silk threads, each assembled by hand. The dial is surrounded by a 38mm white gold case, embellished with 82 shimmering diamonds. Each edition is numbered, with only 24 in the world. And perhaps the most important number of all — the price — the Arceau Toucan de Paradis retails for HK$607,800.

Toucans de Paradis fans can find the giant scarf, maxi dress and even an objet d’art ashtray to round out their collection. Discover more at Hermes.com.

Nathan Erickson


Born in Seoul and based in Hong Kong, Nathan has been writing about culture, style and food for some of the world's biggest publications for over a decade. He's loyal to tequila soda and Canon lenses, and still produces music in his spare time. (Charley is his Korean name.)

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