Time to revisit the Cape Cod

lifestyle April 18, 2017 09:45

By The Nation

Hermes introduced Henri d’Origny’s Cape Cod wristwatch in 1991 – he’d simply sketched a square inside a rectangle – and has ever since consistently adapted to the mood of the times.



Hermes introduced Henri d’Origny’s Cape Cod wristwatch in 1991 – he’d simply sketched a square inside a rectangle – and has ever since consistently adapted to the mood of the times. 

The new masculine models represent the finest craftsmanship of watch-making expertise in the movement, case, dial and band.

The dial’s new shades are echoed in the alligator strap of indigo blue, graphite matt or black matt. Time is steadily marked off to the rhythm of the Manufacture H1912 movement, a mechanism created by Hermes.

The dials are attired in lacquer, setting the stage for subtly graded shades of red and brown, creating reflections that shimmer across the surface.

From the cutting to the final burnishing and the brand’s admired saddle stitching, the watch demonstrates Hermes’ attention to meticulous handcrafting and unusual approaches. 

The wristband is a traditional strap merged into a cuff strap in alligator or Barenia calfskin, or a two-tone smooth calfskin strap combining Malta blue with Hermes red or etoupe.