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The history of Hermès, the birth of a luxury brand
The Hermès brand enjoys a reputation in the world of luxury like only a few others. Mainly known as a French fashion brand, today the company specializes in high fashion as well as luxury products such as leather goods, high-quality furniture, perfume, jewelry and, for us, particularly exciting: Watches. But the story begins differently than might be expected: In 1837, the Frenchman Thierry Hermès founded a shop for high-quality horse and riding equipment in Paris. Bridles and saddles of the finest leather and the highest quality could be found in the shop of the young saddler. These became quickly very popular among the upper classes of the fashion metropolis. Hermès customer base grew rapidly in no time and helped the brand to a high reputation.
After the death of his father Charles-Émile took over the company and quickly proved a clever sense for business. Throughout the ages, as carriages were slowly being replaced by automobiles, he focused his attention on developing new high quality leather accessories for traveling. Especially bags and suitcased found an important place in the new portfolio of the company. When the company relocated its headquarters to the prestigious Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in 1880, it finally joined the world of luxury brands alongside Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent.
Especially their bags have become classics of the fashion world. Models like the Hermès Birkin Bag and the Hermès Kelly Bag have cult status and are regularly worn by celebrities and fashion icons.
With the takeover of the company by the brothers Émile Maurice and Adolphe Hermès, the spirit of innovation of the brand was continued and the range of accessories was extended. This was followed by belts and for the first time other goods that were not made of leather, such as jewelry, chains and perfume. Particularly well-known and today a flagship of the brand is the 90 cm x 90 cm silk scarf "Carré Hermè". Presented in 1930, the scarf is available in a wide variety of color and design variations, adorning the necks and heads of famous personalities such as Grace Kelly and Queen Elizabeth II. Around the same time, Hermès launched the first watches, but then exclusively in collaboration with highly respected watchmakers. The first pocket watch was introduced in 1927 in cooperation with the watch manufacturer Movado, Hermès produced for this purpose the leather version of the watch with the reference number 1261 670M.
Hermès presents several fashion collections each year for men and women on the catwalks of the world. The own watch manufactory was founded in 1978 in Biel in Switzerland in order to be able to further solidify the product segment of wristwatches. Both very feminine models and unisex watches are made to meet the needs of all customers alike.
The watches of the brand not only convince by their design, they are also technically at the highest level and compete with other high-ranking watch brands. They are equipped with high-precision movements. The finest materials such as leather and polimere are used and the watches also have a lot to offer in terms of functionality: the Hermès Clipper, for example, is a divers watch that is waterproof up to 200m. In 2015, Hermès also ventured into the smartwatch segment. In cooperation with Apple, the luxury company produced the Apple Watch Hermès, a combination of classic Apple Watch and bracelet and watchface design made by Hermès.
Popular series by Hermès
The Hermès H Hour is a watch that has a strong recognition value. Even someone unfamiliar with watches can associate this watch with the brand: The rectangular dial is framed by a "H" shaped frame, the typical Hermès logo found on the company's belt buckles. The bracelet is made of fine leather and inside a Swiss quality quartz movement is ticking.
In comparison, the Hermès Arceau is a very simple series. The watches are designed with the stirrup-like lugs and the leather bracelet as a tribute to equestrian sports. The particular eye-catcher of this series are the numerals themselves, these are aligned to the center and are looking particular dynamic as the fast gallop of a horse in race. Matching the dynamic design, the watch it is also available with chronograph function so that its owner can best measure even fastest laps.
The Hermès Cape Cod was originally intended to be a square watch, so was at least the order of the Maison. However, the designer Henri d'Origny preferred a more rectangular shape and designed a successful compromise: a square dial in a rectangular case. This design also reflects the close connection to equestrian sports, the double-tour bracelet is reminiscent of closures, which can also be found on horse saddles.
Hermès diver's watch, the Hermès Clipper, is water-resistant up to 200m, making it ideal for every dive. Thanks to the comfortable rubber strap, the watch is also visually a sporty eye-catcher. The extra large indices make reading in any situation particularly easy.
What are the cost of a Hermès watch?
Hermès Arceau TGM / AR4.810
Material: Stainless steel
Main features: White dial, automatic movement
Hermès H Hour / HH1.201
Material: Gold plated stainless steel
Main features: Extraordinary case form, quartz movement
Hermès Slim / CA2. 170
Main features: Silver dial, quartz movement
Hermès Tandem / TA1.810
Material: Stainless steel
Main features: Rectangular case, black dial, quartz movement
Hermès Cape COD Quartz / CC1.210
Material: Stainless steel
Main features: Striking form in equestrian design language, quartz movement
Hermès - These well-known personalities wear the luxurious watch
The elegant watches are popular with many ladies and gentlemen of the world, the elegant design makes everyone shine. Among the most famous wearers are the Princess Beatrice of York, actresses and models like Elle Macpherson and Kelly Rutherford.
5 good reasons to buy a used Hermès watch
- Luxury brand in a class of its own
- Cheaper prices on used and vintage watches
- High-quality Swiss movements
- High recognition value thanks to the brand-typical design
- Good investment thanks to constant increase in value of the company
Finance a certified, used Hermès watch - simply and safe
Have you already decided on a Hermès watch that you would like to combine with your favorite dress or suit? Then you can easily and safely buy them with your credit card or via PayPal at reasonable prices. Or, if you prefer to plan longer in advance, you also have the option of getting a watch on smaller installments through financing. All watches are checked, maintained and cleaned by our master watchmakers, after which they receive a certificate of authenticity. Just call our service team for a personal consultation to find your desired model at the lowest price.