Pre SIHH 2019: Hermes Cape Cod Chaîne d’ancre
The new Hermes Cape Cod is a strong new link harbouring a daring style and taking femininity on board in a subtly mischievous manner. On this large steel model, the “anchor chain” motif imagined by Robert Dumas in 1938 diverts watchmaking traditions by charting a course with creativity as its compass.
The Cape Cod watch became a ‘square in a rectangle’ in the bold design sketched by Henri d’Origny in 1991. Original and playful, rigorous and graphic, this stylish figurehead glides smoothly through the waves of time with the ease of an ageless icon. In 1998, it adopted the double tour strap, which proved an immediate success. In 2016, it treated itself to dials in stone, lacquer and colourful new leather variations. A year later, it opted for a matt black DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) case. Successive styles set sail on free and fanciful breezes.
This year, Cape Cod is tossing its own aesthetic codes overboard by reinterpreting the anchor-chain link. Set against a black or white lacquered background, the dial motif interweaves black spinels and aventurine or diamonds and white mother-of-pearl. Its modern font with an offset logo is enhanced by slim hands and a gem-set rectangular bezel. The single or double tour alligator strap secures this casually elegant watch firmly to women’s wrists.
Hermes Cape Cod Chaîne d’ancre
· Black lacquered dial. Anchor chains set with 71 black spinels and adorned with a champlevé aventurine decor
· White lacquered dial. Anchor chains set with 71 diamonds and adorned with champlevé mother-of-pearl decor
· Shape/Size: Square in a rectangle. Large Model 29 x 29 mm
· Material: Stainless steel set with 42 diamonds
· Diamond clarity: Top Wesselton V.V.S “rare white” to “rare white +”
· Crystal: Glareproofed sapphire
· Water resistance: 3 bar
Black alligator leather Chantilly alligator leather
Quartz, made in Switzerland
The prices for the Hermes Cape Cod Chaîne d’ancre are:
- CHF 9’450 for black and white simple tour strap models
- CHF 9’700 for black and white double tour strap models