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Hermes Cape Cod Shadow

Marina Milojević | 05.10.17 | 07:32 PM

BaselWorld 2017

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.

Hermes Cape Cod Shadow

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!

Hermes Cape Cod Shadow

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.

Hermes Cape Cod Shadow

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

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.

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