It was during the Martin Margiela years at hermès cape cod long double tour strap watch that the now-famous, and much desired, “double tour” strap came to be. Recognisable for being extra long so it can wrap around the wrist, it was an unexpected hit, which has since been used by Apple in its team-up with the historic maison.
Margiela, who was at Hermès from 1997 to 2003, introduced the design in 1998: the idea was simple, to make the strap longer than usual. Which actually made it very fashionable, contesting traditional styles in the watch market which seemed out-dated by comparison. The strap originally featured on the Cape Cod design, a unisex and sporty style that has a square face. It looked as though it was a cool styling trick. So no wonder, when Hermès and Apple collaborated on their fashion-tech venture, an Hermès Apple watch, the double tour made an appearance again.
In terms of straps and watch bands, the hermès cape cod long double tour strap watch collection offers many types of straps using several different materials such as calfskin leather to alligator leather and even a few models with stainless steel mesh bracelets.
Time and time again Hermes demonstrated their ability to design and produce some inventive and very stylish watches and possibly with the best leather straps you can get. A replacement “Double Tour” Hermes watch strap, like the one depicted on this watch, would cost about $200.
As with many of Hermes’ leather products, the hermès cape cod long double tour strap watch that are fitted with their leather straps often have tasteful vibrant colors such as royal blue, magenta, teal, violet, orange, yellow and a soft pale pink, while many other watches have more conservative hues on their straps such as black and brown and even a dark blue.
In summary, this is a very special collection of watches with something for just about anyone. Click below to browse the entire collection.