Earlier this year, on the occasion of the BaselWorld Watch and Jewelry Show, the house of Hermes unveiled the new Cape Cod Shadow, a modern take on its iconic Cape Cod watch. As stated by the brand, Cape Cod is an icon born out of a rebellion.
The original model, created in 1991, was designed by Henri d’Origny, Hermes’s legendary Artistic Director, who was, at the time, asked to design a square watch. Taking inspiration from the Maison's Chaîne d'Ancre motif, this free-spirited, creative genius has envisioned a “square inside a rectangle,” a shape that went against all the norms of haute horlogerie, and yet succeeded to establish itself as an iconic watch!
In its latest iteration, aptly named Shadow, the legendary Cape Cod timepiece arrives in a black DLC-coated case, paired with a matte black dial, and mounted on a black leather strap with red burnishing on the edges. The essence of its design remains the same. It is a stainless steel square case, measuring 29x29 mm, nested inside a rectangle. . Thanks to its size and design, the watch is suitable for both men and women.
The watch is powered by an ultra-precise, Swiss-made Quartz movement, driving the ruthenium-coated hours and minutes hands. The finely sanded, matte black watch-face, featuring tone-on-tone stencil-type Arabic numerals, is covered by a sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment. The watch is presented on a black Barenia calfskin strap, or an interchangeable double wraparound bracelet.
Hermes Cape Cod Shadow is priced at 3,750 CHF, for a single strap; or 3,900 CHF for a double strap variant. For more information, please visit Hermes.com.
Right now 100+ watches on sale!
Latest News from Hermes
The artisans working in the workshops of the house have combined leather craft and jewelry making to create a new range of colorful, luxurious pieces. The Hermes Faubourg watch was first introduced two years ago, in 2014, as the smallest timepiece ever produced by the Maison. With a diameter of just 15.5mm, the Faubourg timepiece soon became a new symbol of style and refinement. In 2015, the Faubourg watch was decked out in leather to become the Manchette, thus paying a tribute to Hermes’s history. The Hermes Faubourg Machete retained...
Loyal to the traditional aesthetic codes of the Slim collection, Hermes Slim d'Hermes Mille Fleurs du Mexique, features a restrained design and softened profile, as well as an in-house made alligator leather strap. For this special version its simple, understated lines, have been contrasted with a vividly painted mother-of-pearl dial, which serves as a canvas on which artists skilled in miniature painting have reproduced the motif drawing from a Hermes silk scarf. Since each of the dials is hand-painted, the Slim d'Hermes Mille Fleurs du Mex...
Three horological compositions, arranged around the single equestrian theme from a dream-like Orient, are highlighting the art of French lacquer and miniaturization. For this occasion, the ancient technique of lacquering, which is traditionally done on wooden plates or bamboo, has been revisited and modified to be in harmony with contemporary aesthetics. The craftsmen of Hermes have worked on metal bases, using a fine-tipped brush to layer a blend of pigments and copal-based varnish. The work has been built in stages, allowing for three days of...