We all know Hermès as a leading fashion house. In addittion to clothes and accessories, the French fashion house has also ventured into the world of watchmaking. One of its memorable creations is Cape Cod timepiece.
Like all things Hermès, the Cape Cod was born in 1991 from the brand’s singular vision. Legendary artistic director Henri d’Origny, at the request of then-chairman Jean-Louis Dumas, was responsible for its design inspired by the iconic Chaîne d’Ancre (“anchor chain”) link seen throughout the company’s jewelry collections and dating to 1938.
His intent was to achieve a square inside a rectangle, which he accomplished by using a squared case and dial added to the elongated effect afforded by stylistic lugs. The now-accustomed watch dial typography is indicative of the line and it has translated well throughout the various interpretations of the collection over its 25 years.
Four new masculine models of iconic Cape Cod family have been introduced ahead of Baselworld 2017, which begins in March. It is about Manufacture, Bicolore, Cadran laque and Bracelet de force.
Cape Cod TGM Manufacture
The middle of the dial, features a stamped central décor that sets this apart from the usual Cape Cod creations. Available in blue, black, anthracite or opaline, the timepiece comes with raid Arabic numerals that are seen in coated in rhodium. Sitting at the six o’clock position, is a date display. The steel case is completed by an anti-glare treated sapphire crystal and is accompanied by leather straps that come in matt graphite alligator leather for the anthracite dial, matt black alligator leather for the black dial, matt indigo alligator leather for the blue dial and natural Barenia calf leather for the silvered dial.
Cape Cod TGM Bicolore
This watch has a Quartz movement and plain white dial, but the decorative element is the two-color smooth calfskin strap. Choose from two colorways Etoupe/Malta blue or Malta blue/Hermès red.
Cape Cod TGM Cadran Laque
There is only one difference between the dials of the TGM Bicolore and the TGM Cadran Laque. While the former features a light silvered dial, the Cadran Laque boasts a darker lacquered dial in shades of brown or red. Unlike the others, this model comes with interchangeable calfskin leather straps in either Ebony Barenia or Hermès red.
Cape Cod TGM Bracelet de force
he dial on the Bracelet de force is that of the Bicolore, complete with an opaline silver dial and square minute track. However, the bracelet strap comes in Veronese green alligator leather, black alligator leather, Natural Barenia calfskin leather and Black Barenia calfskin leather.