Introducing – The 2017 Hermès Cape Cod TGM Collection For Men (including a nice Automatic Manufacture)

Introducing – The 2017 Hermès Cape Cod TGM Collection For Men (including a nice Automatic Manufacture)

Born from the particular vision of Henri d’Origny, who designed it in 1991 by portraying a square inside a square shape, the Hermès Cape Cod has become a mark watch for the brand. However, around then, La Montre d’hermes was not what it is currently. While today the brand can contend of in-house developments and a specific validity in watchmaking (see the Slim d’Hermès ), it used to be more popular pieces in those days. Times change. Here is the 2017 Hermès Cape Cod TGM Collection For Men, including, other than some Quartz forms, an alluring programmed with Manufacture movement.

The Hermès Cape Cod is a plan articulation, something where the old extravagance maison has a few contentions. Hermès is in excess of an extravagance brand, it is a style, a mark, and when you go there, you realize that it’s going to be tasteful. However, the Parisian brand likewise has a specific methodology of configuration, blending class, misrepresentation of the truth and a slight dose of capriciousness. This is found in their watches as well, including the Cape Cod. This watch separates basically on account of its case,  a square dial inside a square shape with round edges and exceptionally explicit drags, including a third focal horn (which is there just for the look…) Yet, it exists since 1991 and it is currently actually part of the watchmaking world.

For 2017, the Hermès Cape Cod sees a few advancements, particularly for the TGM (Très Grand Modèle, or exceptionally enormous model), regardless of whether at 33mm x 33mm it isn’t what you can call a curiously large watch. However, this is the biggest conceivable size for this watch and it advertised mainly for men. 4 declinations are to be presented, with 3 being quartz-fueled offered, and 1 being what we love here, a programmed rendition, with not simply a traditional out-sourced movement.

  • Hermès Cape Cod TGM Manufacture

Indeed, the 2017 Hermès Cape Cod TGM Collection incorporates a Manufacture form, fueled by Caliber H1912, a development that is explicit to the brand (made by Vaucher, partially claimed by Hermès) and that ticks at 4Hz and brags 50 hours power save. It is here noticeable from the caseback and brightened in the brand’s normal way, with H logos everywhere on the extensions. The dial shows a combination of finely planned numerals (a sign of the brand, similar to it is the situation for the  Slim d’Hermès ), a textured central region and a 3-hand show, with date at 6. It is currently accessible in 4 variants; blue (with Matt indigo aligator), dark (with Matt dark gator), anthracite (with Matt graphite croc) or opaline silvered (with Natural Barenia calf calfskin). Evaluated at around 5,200 Swiss Francs.


Alongside this mechanical adaptation, the 2017 Hermès Cape Cod TGM Collection incorporates 3 different declinations of the model. All are having a similar 33mm x 33mm case, yet they are controlled by Quartz developments. They likewise have a 3-hand show, yet with the date window situated at 3.

  • Hermès Cape Cod TGM Bicolore – a circumspect opaline siver dial with rhodium transfered numerals, related to a bi-shading lash (Etoupe/Malta blue smooth calfskin Malta – blue/Hermès red smooth calfskin)
  • Hermès Cape Cod TGM Lacquered Dial – dials lacquered in evaluated shades of earthy colored or red, with raised numerals and a coordinating Double Tour strap.
  • Hermès Cape Cod TGM Bracelet de Force – a similar watch as the Bicolore variant, with an intense Bracelet de Force lash in green or dark gator, or in dark or characteristic Barenia leather.