The Arceau Le Temps Suspendu watch brings a chance to experience rest and pause under the premise that time is not controlled. When the button on the 38mm case is pressed, the hour and minute hands stop at 12 o’clock. The time was thus erased from the dial, derailed from standard time, and moved invisibly at the same time. Press the button again and the time is back on track and it works as usual. Eyes were instantly locked on the small 24-second dial, the vivid hands were running counterclockwise endlessly, mocking the passage of time in a unique way.
Behind the rotation of hands like ballet toes hides a set of smart mechanisms developed exclusively by Hermaine to direct the operation of this unique and complex watch function. The movement has two patents: one is the overall structure of the movement, and the other is play-reducing gear teeth. It is an additional module of the homemade movement H1912. The run-time and stop-time modes are synchronized with two column wheels: one for the hours and the other for the minutes. This 360-degree flyback hour and minute function makes time disappear instantly, but the movement of the movement is not suspended. The fourth gear runs in the opposite direction, allowing time to advance without interruption, and is displayed on the movement indicator of the movement.
Arceau Le Temps Suspendu watch (stainless steel), priced at NT $ 643,000.
Arceau Le Temps Suspendu watch (stainless steel), priced at NT $ 912,900.
Arceau Le Temps Suspendu watch (rose gold), priced at NT $ 1,111,400.
Arceau Le Temps Suspendu watch in rose gold. Price: NT $ 1,349,500.