A preppy staple, straight from France.
According to The Official Preppy Handbook, there are ten critical fashion principles of proper prep style for both men and women. Is it possible for a classic wristwatch from a storied high fashion French luxury goods house to address all these important all-American rules? You bet your Top-Siders it is. Behold, the Hermès Cape Cod.
The deceptively simple Cape Cod watch designed in 1991 and quickly proved to be a master class of these all-important prep dress codes. A few of these core principals? Neatness, practicality, and quality: Check, check, check. Excellent materials, heritage, humor? Most definitely, check.
Stephen Watson is a freelance stylist and watch editor.