The new Cape Cod Martelée watch by Hermès highlights its anchor chain shape in a subtle play of forged and patinated surfaces.
In 1991, the Cape Cod was born from the unfettered pencil strokes of Henri d’Origny. As boldly original as it is rigorously disciplined, the Cape Cod is composed of two Chaîne d’ancre half-links, the famous motif created by Robert Dumas in 1938 and inspired by ships’ anchor chains.
This year, this classic watch lends its finely balanced shapes to the excellent jewellers skill known as hammering. This complex and sophisticated technique enhances the steel case with a unique patina-type effect. The likewise hammered dial is coated with a thin layer of translucent lacquer, in graded shades ranging from anthracite to black. The raw yet crafted material, with all its depth and roughness, results in an object with an entirely unexpected look.
The Cape Cod Martelée is fitted with an understated black calf strap in single or double tour versions.
Model: Cape Cod Martelée
Henri d’Origny (1991)
Small Model (PM), 23 x 23 mm
“A square within a rectangle”
Hammered 316L steel case
Anti-glare sapphire crystal
Shaded-black lacquered and hammered dial
Quartz, crafted in Switzerland
Black Barenia calf strap
316L steel pin buckle, 12 mm