Hermès Cape Cod H1 “Grand Hours” watch

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.

Technical details

Movement
Hermès H1
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

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds
Hour hands operating at variable speed

Case
Steel
Size: 37 x 36.5 mm
Water-resistant to 50 metres
Glass: Sapphire crystal on the bezel and the case-back

Dial
Silvered or dark grey

Strap
Havana or black alligator
Natural or black Barenia calfskin
Folding security clasp

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