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The Hermès Cape Cod TGM Cadran Laque

Designed to resemble a nautical anchor chain, the iconic Cape Cod celebrates its 25th Anniversary.

Designed to resemble a nautical anchor chain, the iconic Cape Cod celebrates its 25th Anniversary.

Designed by legendary artistic director Henri d’Origny in 1991, the Cape Cod from Hermès has grown into one of the maison’s most popular watch collections. Its distinctive square-inside-a-rectangle silhouette combined with design elements—notably, the anchor chain link—that subtly evoke one of America’s most cherished seaside idylls give the Cape Cod a lasting appeal that explains why the line has spawned so many varied iterations. Take the Cape Cod TGM Cadran Laque. Unveiled earlier this year, the model, which operates on an in-house H1912 quartz movement, boasts a red lacquered dial adorned with raised rhodium-plated Arabic numerals, a silvered transferred square minute track, and rhodium-plated hands, on an interchangeable red calfskin strap finished with Hermès’s classic saddle stitching. Sensual seduction guaranteed.

Hermès Cape Cod TGM Cadran Laque, hermes.com; $3,300 with Double Tour strap

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