A Square Within a Rectangle Makes an Iconic Watch 25 Years Later
Twenty-five years later, we look back at the possible beginning of the Hermès Cape Cod timepiece: a square drawn on a piece of paper.
It was 1991 and veteran designer Henri d’Origny’s next assignment for the French
The Cape Cod Factor
The Cape Cod is recognizable from a mile away. A square within a rectangle, some call it. Technically, the square is fastened onto the rectangle with a
Continuing the Cape Cod Legacy
Just before Baselworld 2017, Hermès announced some new additions to the growing Cape Cod family. The collection, meant for men, features a darker palette of black, browns, and the deep Hermès red, and four different styles.
The TGM Cadran
The Bicolore TGM is a youthful reincarnation of the Cape Cod, a duo-tone leather strap, as the name suggests. The number three is replaced by the display date, and both leather strap styles feature Malta blue with either an Hermès red or taupe
The Cape Cod TGM manufacture comes in a bold design with numerals coated in rhodium. The center dial is enclosed in a stamped dotted décor that makes it unique. The leather straps are of alligator or calf leather, with textures and colors depending on the dial of your choice.
Lastly, the TGM Bracelet de force has a two-piece bracelet strap in Veronese green alligator leather, black alligator leather, natural and black Barenia calfskin leather, making it the widest and bulkiest of the group.