La Montre Hermès presents two additions to Hermès Cape Cod replica watches line: one with a decidedly new take on the Chaîne d’Ancre (“anchor chain”) motif as the hallmark transfers to the dial for the first time and one with an alluring mirror-polished face. Both of these two-handed timepieces are available with single-wrap and double-wrap straps or mesh bracelets. The latter is also available in a small size.
When we think of Cape Cod – the small peninsula stretching wide into the Atlantic Ocean on the coast of Massachusetts – endless dune beaches, quaint fishing villages, and imposing lighthouses spring to mind.
Particularly popular as a weekend getaway among Bostonians and New Yorkers looking to breathe in the clean salty air and feel warm sun on their skin, Cape Cod offers miles of unspoiled nature, romantic sunsets, and all kinds of outdoor activities that facilitate escape from busy daily schedules.
This sometimes rough but always beautiful place has lent its name to one of the most successful design watches of the last 25 years: the fake Cape Cod by Hermès. For more than a quarter century, it has been synonymous with unique, bold elegance by putting an archetypal motif of this historic maison squarely in the spotlight: the Chaîne d’Ancre dates all the way back to 1938 in the brand’s jewelry collections.
This watch design was born in 1991 from Henri d’Origny’s vision of creating a chic, standout style capturing the free spirit of the eponymous peninsula. The brand’s legendary artistic director accomplished this task by combining a squared, slightly curved case and dial with bold elongated lugs. With its unusual yet very eye-catching appeal, the watch was an instant success and has been a staple in Hermès’s collection ever since, available for both for style-conscious men and women.
This success was further amplified by Martin Margiela’s ingenious idea for his very first Hermès runway show in 1998: the Belgian fashion designer and artistic director for Hermès’s women’s ready-to-wear as of 1997 added a double-wrap strap that would later be known simply as the “Double Tour.”
This stroke of genius was even more significant as it once again referred to the firm’s unique expertise in the finest leather goods, harking back to its very beginnings as a harness workshop in Paris in 1837. And it brought the strap from its shadowy role as a mere accessory further into the spotlight. After all, the strap is crucial to the overall impression of a luxury copy timepiece.