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The Hermès Nantucket watch links up with an original House code for 2021

A chain reaction. Reintroducing the Hermès Nantucket watch — now, linked up to a Chaîne d’ancre bracelet.

Chains are having a bit of a moment. Thick, robust curb chains meet slinky snake chains meet dinky little box links in genres that span to jewellery, accessories, and handbag hardware. It’s utility, transformed through time — softening, even — into an aesthetic that flirts with subtlety and elegance.

The Hermès Nantucket watch — designed by Henri d’Origny in 1991 alongside the square-cased Cape Cod — is immediately recognisable today with its infamous ‘rectangle within a rectangle’ case; a link-chain shape meant to evoke the House’s signature Chaîne d’ancre motif, which dates even further back to 1938.

New for 2021, the Hermès Nantucket watch unfastens from its single- and double-tour leather strap and, instead, links up with a Chaîne d’ancre bracelet. A true meeting of House codes that tethers past to present.

This new anchor-chained presentation pushes the Nantucket watch closer towards the territory of high jewellery. It’s a decadent sense of occasion; one made even more so with a spray of diamonds — alongside the case on the rose-gold; a jeté dusting atop the steel — that infuses a dash of that always-welcomed moment of sparkle.

Find subtle variations between the rose-gold and steel Nantucket watches; the former glistens with a natural white mother-of-pearl dial (with or without diamond-set chatons) while the latter takes aim for modernity with sandblasted rhodium- and opaline silver-plated dials.

The Nantucket watch is available in steel (HK$26,700) or rose gold (HK$84,300), with gem-set variations starting at HK$62,800. Find out more at hermes.com or visit your local Hermès store.

Joey Wong
Constantly in pursuit of a multi-hyphenated career, Joey has written her way through fashion trends, youth culture and luxury retail in New York and Hong Kong. Beyond internet adventures tracking down the perfect vintage find, you can probably catch her sipping on her third oat milk latte of the day in the city’s newest café. She’s currently mourning the loss of TikTok in Hong Kong.