The Cape Cod watch was born in 1991 from the out-of- the-box mindset cultivated by Henri d’Origny. He had been asked to imagine a square watch, but he preferred rectangular ones. Based on a somewhat crazy idea – cutting the iconic “Anchor Chain” motif in two – he dared to combine shapes. A square embedded in a rectangle, the Cape Cod watch is magni ed by its double tour strap that gives the watch an additional touch of originality and boldness. As playful as ever, and something decidedly different.
Cape Cod welcomes new versions. The first features a rhodium-plated dial, polished to create a mirror-like effect and coated with a precious translucent lacquer. It is available in two versions – Large Model and Small Model – with a single or double tour Milanese mesh bracelet.
Two other variations are also introduced, in Large Model version only, with a single or double tour étoupe or Malta blue strap. The dial of the first features a black gold treatment, while the second is blue lacquered. “Anchor Chain” motifs are applied to the dials of these two models – a detail that once again emphasises the spirit of the Cape Cod, which is all about nuances and subtle discoveries.
Hermès creates objects. Objects shaped by the hands of artisans to make them true companions for those who wear them. Practical, functional and stemming from uncompromising expertise, they radiate the lightness of the unexpected. They make everyday life their playground, and each instant a uniquely special moment. For Hermès, time is also an object. Its inherent tension is translated by the house into a singular characteristic. Rather than measuring, ordering, and seeking to control it, Hermès dares to explore another time, designed to arouse emotions, open up interludes and create spaces for spontaneity and recreation.
Rhodium-plated and mirror-polished dial, coated with a blue-tinted translucent lacquer. Grey transferred Arabic numerals in an anthracite frame. Rhodium-plated hands.
A square embedded in a rectangle, Large model (GM), 29 x 29 mm, lug width of 19 mm Small model (PM), 23 x 23 mm, lug width of 14 mm Imagined by Henri d’Origny in 1991; 316L steel, Sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment. Water-resistant to 3 bar.
Milanese mesh bracelet in 316L steel, single or double tour.
Quartz, Swiss made.
Hours and minutes.
Blue lacquered or black gold-treated and polished dial, coated with a translucent lacquer. Applied “Anchor Chain” hour-markers. Rhodium-plated hands.
A square embedded in a rectangle, Large model (GM), 29 x 29 mm, lug width of 19 mm Imagined by Henri d’Origny in 1991, 316L steel. Sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment Water-resistant to 3 bar.
Malta blue grained or étoupe smooth calfskin, single or double tour, equipped with a 316L steel 17 mm pin buckle.