Hermès Nantucket’s story continues with the Chaîne d’ancre

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January 2021

Hermès Nantucket's story continues with the Chaîne d'ancre

The Nantucket watch has been forming solid attachments for almost 30 years. Its story, all about links, began in 1991, when iconoclastic Hermès designer Henri d’Origny boldly sketched the outlines of a companion to the Cape Cod watch, an equally distinctive model named Nantucket. The timepiece’s story continues today with the Chaîne d’ancre, evoking its early days.


he assertive Nantucket model sketched in 1991 by Hermès designer Henri d’Origny featured a “rectangle within a rectangle”, forming an unprecedented case inspired by the anchor chain links of the Chaîne d’ancre bracelet, an Hermès classic imagined by Robert Dumas in 1938.

Nantucket’s story continues today with the Chaîne d’ancre, evoking its early days. This model offers a new take on the iconic link, which merges seamlessly into a light and supple steel or rose gold bracelet. The faithful hours and minutes hands sweep over numerals whose font is also inspired by the Chaîne d’ancre universe.

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The case of the Nantucket is crafted from gold or steel in the Hermès watchmaking workshops, and freely adorned with diamonds. Light plays across the sandblasted silver-plated dial itself thanks to a sprinkle setting, or sparkles brightly in a jewellery setting around a mother-of-pearl dial.

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