Hermès Arceau Le Temps Suspendu, 036873WW00: Review

Brand: Hermès
Type: Arceau Le Temps Suspendu
Model: 036873WW00
Link: http://www.luxuryofwatches.com/hermes-arceau-le-temps-suspendu-036873ww00/?gclid=CPuLhLryodACFYNAhgod0VUM4Q


Hermès is one of the world’s luxury brand names that is known for their upper class fashion creations from scarves to clothing to timepieces.

With humble beginnings as a Parisian saddle shop in Paris in 1837, this company began and maintained a high standard of quality products, earning them a long-lasting reputation in the world of fashion. They even introduced the first leather gold jacket in 1918.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Hermès began to produce jewelry as well as men’s and women’s watches. To this day, this brand is considered a great fashion investment piece.



Technical Specifications and Features:

  • Case Size: 43mm
  • Case Shape: Round
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Case Back: Solid Stainless Steel
  • Crystal: Scratch-Resistant Sapphire Crystal
  • Dial Color: Silver
  • Dial Features: Opaline Silvered Dial; Arabic Numerals
  • Bezel: Fixed
  • Bezel Material: Stainless Steel
  • Water Resistance: 30 meters (100 feet)
  • Strap Material: Leather, Alligator Pattern
  • Strap Color: Matte Brown
  • Clasp: Deployant Buckle
  • Screw-In Crown: No
  • Power Reserve: 42 Hours
  • Features: Retrograde Date; Le Temps Suspendu (stop time in its tracks)


Power Source

This watch uses an Automatic movement as its power source.

The Good

While the 43mm case is constructed of high grade stainless steel (not unheard of, but somewhat unusual in a timepiece of this price), the finish is highly polished to give it a shining overall look.

The dial is incredible, with an opaline silver color and Arabic numerals scribbled in a Parisian fashion across the outer rim. The dial does not feature a seconds hand but an elegant hour and minute hand that looks vaguely leaf-shaped.


The genuine scratch-resistant Sapphire crystal and genuine matte brown leather strap show off the design of days gone past in Europe. Paired with the polished bezel and the silvered dial with Arabic numerals that look like they have been scribbled onto parchment, this wonderful Hermes timepiece holds a special place in many collectors’ hearts.

Solid Stainless Steel Case Back
Solid Stainless Steel Case Back & Genuine Matte Brown Leather with Alligator Pattern

The retrograde date and the Le Temps Suspendu features of this timepiece are the real showstoppers. Read more about these features under “The Highlights” section below.

The Bad

As a timepiece that retails for over $20,000 and still sells for over $15,000, it is quite disappointing that the case and the bezel are made of stainless steel. A watch of this caliber and price should offer the wearer solid 18K White or Yellow Gold — Titanium at the very least, in its construction.


The Highlights

There are two great features on this timepiece that truly make it a worthwhile buy.

First, is the Le Temps Suspendu feature. Literally meaning to “stop time in its tracks,” you simply hold down the push button on the left hand side of the case and ‘freeze the moment’ — this sends the hour and minute hands back to the 12 o’clock position and will keep them there until you put them back in action, where they will resume their timekeeping.

The second feature is the retrograde date. This feature stretches across the bottom right quarter of the dial face, from the 7 o’clock position, arching over to the 3 o’clock position. With an elegant subdial date hand, this feature manually ticks over the date of the month, from 1 to 31.

Retrograde Date (this is from a blue-hand Arceau Le Temps Suspendu model but features the same design).
Retrograde Date (this is from a blue-hand Arceau Le Temps Suspendu model but features the same design).


The retail price of this piece is $21,750.00, however you can find it for at least $5,000 off of the retail price.

You can purchase this beautiful Arceau Le Temps Suspendu by Hermes on LuxuryofWatches for $16,965.00. LuxuryofWatches.com Link: http://www.luxuryofwatches.com/hermes-arceau-le-temps-suspendu-036873ww00/?gclid=CPuLhLryodACFYNAhgod0VUM4Q

PrestigeTime.com is selling it for $17,400.00 in new/unworn condition. Prestigetime.com Link: https://www.prestigetime.com/item/Hermes/Arceau-Le-Temps-Suspendu-43mm/036873WW00.html



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