Hermès Cape Cod Chaîne d’ancre

Hermès Cape Cod Chaîne d’ancre
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The Hermès Cape Cod Chaîne d’ancre appears dressed in diamonds and obsidian to reveal new precious and distinctive facets of its personality.

Hermès Cape Cod Chaîne d’ancre

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».

Hermès Cape Cod Chaîne d’ancre

Both impertinent and rigorous, the Hermès 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 Cape Cod and reveals a plurality of fanciful touches.

Hermès Cape Cod Chaîne d’ancre

This year, the Hermès 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.

Hermès Cape Cod Chaîne d’ancre

Hovering between contrast and harmony, a first Hermès 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.

Hermès Cape Cod Chaîne d’ancre

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.

Hermès Cape Cod Chaîne d’ancre Technical Specifications

CAPE COD Chaîne d’ancre GM

CAPE COD Chaîne d’ancre GM

Functions

  • Hours, minutes

Movement

  • Quartz, crafted in Switzerland

Case

  • Henri d’Origny (1991)
  • Large Model (GM), 29 x 29 mm
  • “A square within a rectangle”
  • 5N 750 rose-gold case.
  • Dropped setting (≈ 39.21 g), 52 diamonds (0.59 ct)
  • Anti-glare sapphire crystal

Dial

  • Obsidian dial. “Anchor Chains” set with diamonds,
  • 181 diamonds (0.46 ct).
  • 4N-gilded hands

Buckle

  • 5N 750 rose gold pin buckle (≈ 4.89 g), 17 mm

CAPE COD Chaîne d’ancre PM

CAPE COD Chaîne d’ancre PM

Functions

  • Hours, minutes

Movement

  • Quartz, crafted in Switzerland

Case

  • Henri d’Origny (1991)
  • Small Model (PM), 23 x 23 mm
  • “A square within a rectangle”
  • 316L steel case.
  • Dropped setting, 46 diamonds (0.41 ct)
  • Anti-glare sapphire crystal

Dial

  • Obsidian dial. “Anchor Chains” set with 96 diamonds (0.2 ct).
  • Rhodium-plated hands

Buckle

  • 316L stainless steel pin buckle, 12 mm

CAPE COD Chaîne d’ancre PM

CAPE COD Chaîne d’ancre PM

Functions

  • Hours, minutes

Movement

  • Quartz, crafted in Switzerland

Case

  • Henri d’Origny (1991)
  • Small Model (PM), 23 x 23 mm
  • “A square within a rectangle”
  • 5N 750 rose-gold case.
  • Dropped setting (≈ 25.68 g), 46 diamonds (0.41 ct)
  • Anti-glare sapphire crystal

Dial

  • Lacquered, gilded and sand-blasted dial.
  • “Anchor Chains” set with 96 diamonds (0.2 ct).
  • 4N-gilded hands

Buckle

  • 5N 750 rose gold pin buckle (≈ 3.54 g), 12 mm

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