The famous French fashion house presents four new versions of its Cape Cod model. They are housed in a recognizable square-shaped cases and each of them features different dial made in the ateliers of the Maison.
Hermès Cape Cod TGM Manufacture is housed in a square stainless steel case with elongated, curved lugs inspired by a horse bit. The masculine case measures 33 x 33mm. There is a choice among blue, black, anthracite or opaline silvered dials. Furthermore, each potential customer can choose among a matt indigo alligator strap, a matt black and matt graphite alligator strap, or a natural Barenia calf leather strap.
The beating heart of the Cape Cod TGM is the impeccable H1912 mechanical movement that powers hour, minute, second and date functions. The self-winding mechanism is made by a movement specialist Vaucher. Although Vaucher is majority owned by a luxury manufacturer Parmigiani, it is also a quarter owned by Hermès. The French watchmaker has invested heavily in beefing up its watchmaking capabilities for the past 10 years.
The 28 jewels movement oscillates at the rapid frequency of 28,800 beats per hour (4 Hz) and it is capable to provide approximately 50 hours of autonomy. The movement’s decoration includes a circular-grained and snailed mainplate, satin-brushed bridges embellished with perlage and oscillating mass encrusted with the signature ‘sprinkling of Hs”. The case construction offers decent water resistance up to 30 meters (about 100 feet).
Underneath the anti-glare treated sapphire glass lies an elegant dial with a stamped chequerboard pattern in the center and rhodium coated Arabic numerals. A date window is placed at the 6 o’clock position. Depending on the model, the Cape Cod TGM Manufacture is priced from $5,950 (for a Barenia calfskin strap version) to $6,200 (for models accessorized with alligator leather straps).
Hermès also unveils new quartz Cape Cod TGM models with same dimensions (33mm by 33mm). There is a choice among the Cape Cod TGM Cadran Laque with a metallic finish dial in brown or red color with the matching straps, the Cape Cod TGM Bracelet de Force version teamed up with a leather strap with a band beneath the watch, and the Cape Cod TGM Bicolore that features a silver opaline dial and a two-tone calf strap.