To understand better the frenzy around it, we talked to its creator, Henri d’Origny, about the origins, inspiration and evolution of the Cape Cod. To work up an appetite for the the full interview that will be unveiled in the upcoming December/January issue of L’Officiel Singapore, here are a few tidbits from the conversation.
How was the DNA of Hermès captured in the Cape Cod?
Henry d’Origny: The brand’s values are centered on craftsmanship, creativity, high quality, and a distinctive, elegant and discreet style. The Cape Cod, which is now an iconic Hermès object, has succeeded in evolving over time by combining judicious use of design codes as well as a light-hearted and fanciful approach. I am thrilled to see that it has found its way unscathed through the years. The watch’s unique design ensures that it remains as surprising as ever.