Hermès pays homage to the relativity of time in creating the delightfully clever and innovative “Grand Hours” timekeeping mechanism. Now available in the elegant Cape Cod watch, a paragon of Hermès timepieces, it makes a playful reference to dance (that other great art of pacing and rhythm): On the dial, the hours have broken free of their staid circle to fall into a new choreography of time, where some cluster in a chorus line, while others stretch languorously into space.
Developed exclusively for Hermès, the “Grand Hours” module incorporates a sophisticated system of oval-toothed wheels that makes it possible to speed up or slow down the movement of the hour hand, while the minutes and seconds tick by at the traditional pace. A waltz in double-time, a watch that makes time dance.
On the Cape Cod “Grand Hours”, this ingenious mechanism is paired with the new H1 calibre, the first Hermès watch movement. This self-winding movement is decorated with an H motif, visible through the transparent case-back.
Available in steel, the Cape Cod “Grand Hours” comes in two dial colours – silvered or anthracite – and six different time-telling patterns.
Mechanical self-winding movement
Additional “Grand Hours” module
27 mm in diameter (12 lines)
5.5 mm thick
28,800 vibrations an hour
50-hour power reserve
Series-coupled twin barrel
202 components of which 28 jewels
Ceramic ball bearings
Oscillating weight and bridges decorated with an H motif
Hours, minutes, seconds
Hour hands operating at variable speed
Size: 37 x 36.5 mm
Water-resistant to 50 metres
Glass: Sapphire crystal on the bezel and the case-back
Silvered or dark grey
Havana or black alligator
Natural or black Barenia calfskin
Folding security clasp