Saturday, December 2, 2017

Hermès Cape Cod New Models

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 magnified by its double tour strap that gives the watch an additional touch of originality and boldness.
Now the Cape Cod series 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.

Technical details
Model 1
Dial
Rhodium-plated and mirror-polished dial, coated with a blue-tinted translucent lacquer
Grey transferred Arabic numerals in an anthracite frame.
Rhodium-plated hands

Case
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

Strap
Milanese mesh bracelet in 316L steel, single or double tour

Movement
Quartz, Swiss made

Functions
Hours and minutes

Model 2
Dial
Blue lacquered or black gold-treated and polished dial, coated with a translucent lacquer
Applied “Anchor Chain” hour-markers
Rhodium-plated hands

Case
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

Movement
Quartz, Swiss made

Functions
Hours and minutes

Strap
Malta blue grained or étoupe smooth calfskin, single or double tour, equipped with a 316L steel 17 mm pin buckle

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