Hermès Presents an Elegant New Timepiece For Women

Lindsay Judge   |   09-08-2021

Hermès Horloger introduces The Cape Cod Chaîne d’ancre with a new elegant, sophisticated design in diamonds.

With a history dating back to 1991, the Cape Cod watch has become an icon of the house, being reinvented in many different ways. Its unique design of a square inside a rectangle was conceived by Henri d’Origny and its original case was composed of two anchor chain half links, a motif created by Robert Dumas in 1938.


For 2021, some 20 years after the release of the original design the Cape Cod is transformed with shimmering diamonds and carved in obsidian stone or sand-blasted, gilded and lacquered. Its distinctive graphic shape plays with materials and textures for a one-of-a-kind design.

There are three models in the collection, the first featuring a precious rose gold case set with 52 diamonds, framing an obsidian dial, illuminated by interlaced links set with 181 diamonds.


The second, smaller model matches the tone of its gem-set steel case with the anthracite shades of the volcanic dial and gem-set anchor chains. Finally, a third similarly small-sized rose gold version set with 46 diamonds is distinguished by its sand-blasted gold dial adorned with gem-set anchor chains.

Each piece is paired with a single or double-tour strap in Chantilly-coloured or pearl grey alligator.
Crafted in the Hermès Horloger workshops, these new Cape Cod Chaîne d’ancre models display hours and minutes, swept over by slender gold or rhodium-plated hands.

Available in Hermès retailers throughout the region.