Headline / July 2019

Anchor’s Away

In 1938, Robert Dumas diverts watchmaking traditions by charting a course with creativity as its compass. The new Cape Cod is a strong new link harbouring a daring style and taking femininity on board in a subtly mischievous manner. On this large steel model, the “anchor chain” motif based by Dumas’s design. The Cape Cod has been following the tradition of re-inventing its looks from back in 1991 based on the design of Henri d’Origny. The square in a rectangle was original and playful, rigorous and graphic, this stylish figurehead glides smoothly through the waves of time with the ease of an ageless icon. In 1998, the timepiece adopted the double tour strap, which proved an immediate success. In 2016, the chronometer sported its dials in stone, lacquer and colourful new leather variations. A year later, it opted for a matte black DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) case. Successive styles set sail on free and fanciful breezes.

This year, Cape Cod is tossing its own aesthetic codes overboard by reinterpreting the anchor-chain link. Set against a black or white lacquered background, the dial motif interweaves black spinels and aventurine or diamonds and white mother-of-pearl. Its modern font with an offset logo is enhanced by slim hands and a gem-set rectangular bezel. The single or double tour alligator strap secures this casually elegant watch firmly to women’s wrists. The engine that beats within the piece is a Swiss made quartz movement, which is encased in a stainless steel case set with 42 diamonds. The diamond ‘s are Top Wesselton V.V.S “rare white” to “rare white” variants. The Cape Cod comes in two choice of color dial, the black lacquered dial, consist of Anchor chains set with 71 black spinels and adorned with a champlevé aventurine décor, meanwhile the white dial features a lacquered dial, anchor chains set with 71 diamonds and adorned with champlevé mother-of-pearl décor. The timepiece also comes with a choice of a black alligator leather strap for the black variant, and a chantilly alligator leather strap for the white.