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Hermès - Beautifully Hammered

Hermès Beautifully Hammered

The brand welcomes hammering.

Finding its way unscathed through the decades thanks to its timeless character, Cape Cod is per-petually transformed. This year, it draws inspiration from jewelry-making and a technique that was once exclusively used in this context: hammering. Applied to the case and the dial, this expertise creates a play on light that gives them a beautifully patinated finish. The choice of steel as the element to be hammered brings a cleverly understated touch to this atypical timepiece.

Beautifully Hammered

Cape Cod Martelée © Hermès

To avoid visual overload, the model confines itself to the simplicity of the hours and minutes functions, paired with a similarly understated black calfskin leather strap that subtly offsets the quirky nature of this timepiece. A single tour strap will suit those with more classical tastes, while the more daring among us with a penchant for originality will opt for a double tour version.

 Born in 1991 from a design by Henri d’Origny, the Cape Cod –which was initially supposed to be square– was transformed into a “square within a rectangle”. Its two Chaîne d’Ancre half-links, based on the anchor-chain motif created in 1938 by Robert Dumas, are entirely suited to the aquatic spirit of this model.

Cape Cod Martelée 
Case: Henri d’Origny (1991), “square in a rectangle”, hammered 316L stainless steel 
Dimensions: 23 x 23mm (small model) 
Movement: quartz, made in Switzerland 
Dial: hammered, black gradient lacquered 
Functions: hours, minutes 
Strap: black Barenia calfskin, 316L stainless steel pin buckle

 

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