This renowned fashion brand, the Hermès saddler-harness house, has an intriguing history that can be traced back to 1837. Initially, the sole purpose of the business was to cater to the needs of the European nobility through the production of bridles, saddles and various leather riding gear.
At the start of the 20th century, Charles-Emile Hermès, Thierry’s son, took control of the business, re-locating it to 24 Rue Du Faubourg Saint-Honore in Paris. The company still exists in this very place as its international headquarters. Currently, Hermès is reputed to be a French fashion luxury products manufacturer; specializing in lifestyle accessories, leather, perfume, home furnishings, jewelry, and watches.
The brand’s first jewelry piece to makes its debut was a shagreen bangle, in 1925. The sketches outline the sophisticated demeanor of sound horsemanship by mimicking the required riding accessories of a bit, a stirrup or a harness. The creations are made in gold, of a variety of colors, embellished with fine and precious gems but other materials, such as leather, shagreen or horsehair, are also used.
The house displays superb craftsmanship in the design of the clasps of the ornaments that are, occasionally, the main motif of the jewelry piece. Hermès makes certain that there is a similarity in the elegance of all its products pertaining to the brand’s diverse trades. Hermès jewelry and watches are distinguished by prominent collections like the “Anchor Chain” bracelets introduced in 1938, the “Stirrup” rings, the “Belts” necklaces, the “Arceau” watches, and the “Cape Code” watches.
Today, the brand has the proud ownership of around 307 stores worldwide; across Asia, Russia, and the United States with a workforce of more than 13,000 employees. It is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious luxury makers with revenues exceeding billions of dollars. The brand has a history of exceptional performance covering 181 years; largely attributed to its strategic consistency, combining a high level of creativeness with superior craftsmanship and a strong determination to succeed without compromising on any aspects of quality.
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