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Revealing precious and distinctive facets of its personality, new Cape Cod Chaîne d’ancre Large Model (GM) and Small Models (PM), “A square within a rectangle” rose-gold case (29 x 29 mm) set with 52 diamonds, steel or rose-gold case (23 x 23 mm) set with 46 diamonds, obsidian dial with “Anchor Chains” set with 181 diamonds, obsidian or lacquered, gilded and sand-blasted dial set with 96 diamonds, quartz movement, single- or double-tour alligator strap.

In 1991, the Cape Cod watch was born under the bold pencil strokes of Henri d’Origny. The designer was supposed to make it a square watch. His creative freedom decided that it would be «a square in a rectangle». Both impertinent and rigorous, the Cape Cod overturns codes and freely connects styles. Its original case is composed of two «anchor chain» half links, a motif created by Robert Dumas in 1938. The motif inspired by a boat chain is anchored on the dials of the Hermès Cape Cod and reveals a plurality of fanciful touches.

This year, the Cape Cod is once again transformed: shimmering with diamonds and carved in obsidian stone – a grey vitreous volcanic rock – or sandblasted, gilded and lacquered, its distinctive graphic shape plays with materials and textures. Hovering between contrast and harmony, a first Cape Cod Chaîne d’ancre features a precious rose gold case set with 52 diamonds, framing an obsidian dial stands out, illuminated by interlaced links set with 181 diamonds.

A second, smaller model matches the tone of its gemset steel case with the anthracite shades of the volcanic dial and gemset anchor chains. Finally, a third similarly small-sized rose gold version set with 46 diamonds is distinguished by its sand-blasted gold dial adorned with gemset anchor chains. Paired with a single- or double-tour strap in Chantilly-coloured or pearl grey alligator, crafted in the Hermès Horloger workshops, these new Cape Cod Chaîne d’ancre models display hours and minutes, swept over by slender gold or rhodium-plated hands.

Prices: Large Model (GM): from USD 18,325; Small Model (PM): from USD 9,224

Cape Cod Chaîne d’ancre Large Model (GM)
Cape Cod Chaîne d’ancre Small Model (PM)
Cape Cod Chaîne d’ancre Small Model (PM)
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After graduating in journalism and communication, Nina has worked as a copywriter for watchmaking brands and editorial agencies for the past 15 years. At The Next Hour, she researches, writes and creates engaging content for various channels (digital, video, and social media).