Happy times always pass so fast? Many times, the speed of time depends on people’s mental state, not the scale on the watch. The Cape Cod H1 Grand Hours series watch released yesterday by Hermès Watches cleverly transformed the philosophy of time on the dial, deducing six rhythms of time.
This series of watches has six kinds of ‘watches’. Instead of using the traditional time scale layout, it expands or shrinks the spacing of certain numbers. Inspired by the allegro and slow version of the movement, different time display modes are illusioned.
Take silver and white watches as an example, the numbers between 11 and 1, and 5 and 7 are very large, representing the two periods of 11 am to 1 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm. Slow down your ‘slow step’. Conversely, the numbers between 7 and 9 or between 1 and 5 are closely spaced, and there are densely patterned radial patterns, which means that between 7 to 11 am and 1 to 5 pm In the meantime, it is the ‘Allegro’ in a tense rhythm.
The ingenious time display of this series of watches reflects people’s desire to slow down, extend happy hours, and at some moments, such as work, want to ‘fast forward’ time. The six dials in the Cape Cod H1 Grand Hours series allow consumers to choose the ‘psychological time’ that best suits their current situation, so that they view time from different angles and redefine the value of time.
However, seeing is not necessarily justified. Although it appears from the dial that certain times of the day are ‘faster’, in fact the speed of travel is constant. This is due to the complex elliptical gear system in the H1 Hermès self-made movement carried by Grand Hours, which can speed up or slow down the movement of the hour hand, but still allow the minute and second hands to run at the traditional rhythm. From the use of stylized design to the assembly and configuration of parts, all have the advantages of a high-quality movement.