The Cape Cod Zebra Pegasus, a brand new timepiece from Hermès, depicts the encounter between two ancient and highly demanding arts: engraving and Grand Feu enamelling. The latter is expressed through the miniature painting of the zebra and the cloisonné technique featured on the wings. Interpreted as four one-of-a-kind creations, each playing with different shades of colour, Cape Cod Zebra Pegasus features a motif borrowed from an Hermès silk scarf designed by Alice Shirley.
It all begins with a 22-carat gold plate crafted into three different layers to create the first depth effects between the zebra and its wings. The engraving work can now begin. Patient, meticulous and extremely accurate work with the graver reveals the details of the feathers on the wings, which are then, enamelled using the cloisonné technique. To achieve this, the artisan individually places tiny gold wires marking out the contours of the areas to which translucent enamel will be applied in exquisitely refined touches.
These works of art find a worthy frame within a 750 white gold case, while a Manufacture Hermès H 1837 movement imparts vibrant mechanical life to these four truly unique models.
Model: Cape Cod Zebra Pegasus
Mechanical self-winding movement, crafted in Switzerland
Hermès Manufacture movement H1837
Diameter: 25.6 mm (11 ½‘’’)
Thickness: 3.7 mm
Power reserve: 50 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour / 4 Hz
Jewelling: 28 jewels
Decoration: Circular-grained and snailed bottom plate, satin-brushed bridges and
Oscillating weight adorned with the special Hermès decoration (H symbols)
Shape / dimensions: Rectangular 36.5 x 35.4mm
Material: 750 white gold
Glass: Antiglare sapphire crystal
Water resistance: To 3 bar
Miniature enamelled zebra, engraved feathers coated with translucent cloisonné enamel
Matt indigo blue alligator
Matt black alligator
Inter-horn width: 23 mm
Buckle: 20 mm safety folding clasp in 750 white gold (≈18.6 g)
4 unique pieces
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