Hermès Nantucket Jeté de Chaîne d’Ancre
The Nantucket jewellery watch radiates an aura of airy and mischievous femininity.
The Cape Cod and Nantucket watches share the same lineage and were both born in 1991, sketched by Henri d’Origny whose initial remit was to design a square watch. His unbridled creativity decided otherwise: one was to be «a square in a rectangle» and the other «a rectangle in a rectangle». Featuring an aesthetic that is both original and rigorous, each finds its own expression in the «Anchor Chain» shape with its half-links constructing the case.
The new Nantucket watch plays with the «Anchor Chain» motif imagined by Robert Dumas during a trip to the Normandy coast in 1938. His sketch, inspired by the chains linking the boat to its anchor, first came to life in a bracelet before finding its way into the different métiers of the Maison and becoming an authent ic Hermès classic.
Here, the «Anchor Chain» composes the rectangular steel case - a Very Small Model measuring 17 x 23 mm - produced in the Hermès Horloger workshops. The rhodium-plated and sand-blasted dial is illuminates with four 48-diamond links. As if swept away by the wind, the diamonds of various sizes form asymmetrical patterns in an airy movement flowing from case to dial.
Nantucket Jeté de Chaîne d’Ancre, bracelets en cuir de veau
At the heart of the watch, a Swiss-made quartz movement drives the hour and minute hands.
The feminine silhouette of the watch is relaxed and matches the choice of straps in luminous shades of calf (deep blue, amber and extreme pink) and alligator leather (etoupe, abyss blue, pearl-gray, black, ultraviolet and ember).