These most expensive Hermes products in 2017 will introduce you with a whole new world of luxury.
Hermes. We could say there are two types of people. Those who pronounce it “er-mez” dreaming about the Birkin and have already read our list of the Most Expensive Coach Purses in the Market, and others saying “her-mez” and having an image of Greek messenger god on their mind. Of course, the latter are far less numerous. Today the name Hermes is a synonym for luxury and exorbitant bags and scarves. Such a world renowned company is still run by the family, and we asked Forbes and Portero for some historical facts. Surely nowadays everyone associates the name with the bags and scarves, but did you know that the original Hermes craftsmanship was used for making horse saddles and equestrian accessories? The very first shop was opened in 1837 by Thierry Hermes in Paris and have come a long way since then. Quality and artistry are the keys to their original success. When you start making goods for the elite, it is all about the prestige. The quality remains impeccable and no one can argue the production standards since most products are handmade. Hermes claims most of the precious items are made in France while using the most high quality and exclusive materials.
Apart from the quality standards, there is the brand value. Let us just say people are asking if their orange boxes are for sale, too. The orange boxes which the products are stored into for protection. This is actually one of the FAQs on their website, and they kindly respond it is not possible. What else is there to say about the brand if even its simple cardboard containers are the object of envy? Hermes is one of the most successful fashion companies in the world, and one of the few whose income is rapidly increasing every year. While the others struggle to remain at the top, Hermes’ originality, mystery and excellent management keep pushing it forward.
So what exactly is stored in those orange boxes? A wide variety of products. Hermes can still offer horse saddles and harnesses along with bags, jewelry, watches and even home valets and bicycles. The home valet would cost you $19,700 and it is made in typical Hermes nuances for furniture, with details made of ebony. The leather used for this item is sikkim calfskin. For knowledgeable fashion experts this says enough. If you are not in the know, that is one of the softest leathers on the market. Now that we started talking about the prices, let us explain to you how we constructed our list of the most costly Hermes products this year. CNBC provided the latest info about the most expensive Hermes item sold in 2017, and for the rest we went to the Hermes official website and roamed through different items comparing prices. Not an easy task, mind you. As we had previously explained, the French company has expanded its production in many fields. The categories chosen should make up for a gripping read for we too strive on originality and always try to present you with lists that have information you won’t find elsewhere. Therefore, no scarves on this list. Seriously. Even though a scarf is more expensive than, let’s say, a pair of baby’s shoes, we decided to pick genuine categories (for the sake of our readers’ attention and curiosity) and find the one with the most astonishing price tag in its category.
With that being said, here is our list of the most expensive Hermes products in 2017 (please keep in mind that the images shown throughout the text do not correspond to the actual Hermes products on our list, but only serve an illustrative purpose).
Whether you want to have some rest for your head or your back, using this Hermes pillow guarantees absolute pleasure. And you know that you deserve the indulgence. It is a real feast for the eyes, too. It can be in silver or brown, and its delicate details are entirely hand-embroidered on a silk twill background. As for the artistic impression, it represents an indigenous ritual through the symbol of the feather. Crystal beads are added for the complete impression.
9. Baby gifts: Baby Adada travel case
You’ve been invited to a baby shower, but don’t know what to purchase? It would be great if it were something practical and necessary, but you also want to show how attentive you are by choosing a pricey gift? Hermes Adada diaper bag is one of the most expensive Hermes products in 2017 , and it should be the perfect answer to your needs. 100% cotton, suitable for boys and girls, with simple but cute drawings, and it’s Hermes – doesn’t it make it the ultimate diaper bag?
8. Boxes: Plumes de Brazil decorative box
It is made of sycamore and swift calfskin (semi-soft, semi matte material) and the color is craie. That is something like beige, for those of us who aren’t what you would call experts in designs and nuances. There is silk, of course, and hand-embroidered crystal and glass beads. The measures are 11″ x 11″ x 4.3″, so you can hold up to three watches here, or some other of your precious possessions. It will be delivered in the orange box, of course.
7. Bowls: Pegase Bowl
7. Bowls: Pegase Bowl
Now here is an exceptional piece suitable as a housewarming gift. It’s not very deep so it looks like a large plate, its diameter is 17″ and it is too beautiful for keeping apples or oranges in it. This decorative piece is made of engraved blue labradorite. Not related to any Labradors or golden retrievers. This is a mineral (also called Spectrolite) and Crystal Meanings says it has almost magical powers. Labradorite is believed to increase intuition, provide general protection and reduce stress. Now the price doesn’t seem so high, does it?
6. Blankets: Plumes de Brazil blanket
Once again in our list of 10 most expensive Hermes products in 2017 there is a Plumes de Blanket product. Would you like something soft and light to wrap up? How about a lovely 100% cashmere blanket? The measures are 55″ x 67″. The price is justified with once again attractive hand-embroidered details with natural stones, beads of labradorite and rock crystal, beads of glass and crystal, and of course, silk thread. It should match those pillows perfectly.
5. Lighting: Arc Floor Lamp
5. Lighting: Arc Floor Lamp
Since this is Hermes, naturally the lamp is covered with Taurillon smooth leather, and the lampshade is in silk twill. If it reminds you of the lamps above the architect’s desk, that indeed was the inspiration. Pantograph mechanics was where they started. All in all, you can adjust light intensity with a double dimmer, and enjoy your space. Let’s see what’s next on our list of most expensive Hermes products in 2017 .
4. Furniture: Sofa (Matieres)
This is the most expensive piece of furniture among Hermes 2017 products. The frame is made of grayed oak, and the color is taupe. We are not sure how comfortable it is, but since the brand is a highly reliable one, the sofa should be no exception to the meticulous production. If you think it’s a bit pricey, bear in mind that a partition folding screen on offer is only $700 cheaper. Anyway, this piece has Hermes written all over it due to the simplicity of the design and the colors.
3. Watches: Arceau TGM 41mm
As it is the case with similar luxurious brands, Hermes had to launch a collection of designer watches, too. Watches from this particular collection, Arceau, were first created in 1978. The most costly watch in this group is Arceau TGM 41mm. It is a gem-set pink gold watch that should inspire awe in anyone who takes a look at it. A piece of advice: it is more suitable as a piece of jewelry, perchance. For being punctual, you might want to purchase a watch that has numbers on it. This one is more for the show. And what a show. Wondering which are the top two most expensive Hermes products in 2017 ? Click Next!
2. Jewelry: Oceane necklace
2. Jewelry: Oceane necklace
This Hermes tie necklace, black rhodium-plated and rose gold with 1,919 diamonds (24.32 carat) is supposed to match the price with the precious materials and its design. Very fashionable. An exquisite piece with round and baguette cut diamonds will have everyone looking in your direction. Also, the plating with rose gold and black rhodium makes an interesting contrast. It would fit perfectly in that jewelry box we mentioned, wouldn’t it?
And here it is, the product you’ve been waiting for on our list of the most expensive Hermes products in 2017 – the famous Birkin! Not only is this the most expensive Hermes product in this year, but it is also the most expensive handbag ever sold at an auction. Christie’s found a buyer for this beauty. It is handmade from Niloticus crocodile with over 240 diamonds on 18-karat-gold hardware. The previous bag that held the record was also a Himalaya Birkin, sold in 2016 for a little more than $300,000. No wonder these bags are considered as one of the most lucrative investments a person can make. One can argue whether a leather handbag is worth this much, even a diamond decorated one, but the facts are indisputable, and figures speak for themselves. Despite the PETA‘s appeals and even Jane Birkin’s doubts, Birkin bags are continued to be produced and will be breaking their own records for the times to come.