Hermès introduces a miniature Nantucket watch

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In 1991, when Henri d’Origny was asked to come up with a square watch, he designed the Nantucket watch for Hermès with an elongated rectangular case and an anchor chain motif. Now the watch has been redesigned in a new avatar called the Très Petit Modèle (17 x 32 mm) and is available in steel and 18k gold versions.


The gold watch is set with 186 diamonds and features a white mother-of-pearl dial. Thee steel version features an opaline dial. Powered by a Swiss Quartz movement, the watch provides the usual hour and minute functions and is water resistant to 30 m. The watch is available with either single or double wrap-around straps available in alligator or calfskin and in a broad range of colors.

This is a lovely women’s day gift to your mom or best friend thanks to a truly timeless design and neat aesthetic. The watch is classically Hermès and will be a treasured timepiece for years to come.

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Hermès wants you to customize your handbag with one of their colorful straps

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Hermès is offering their customers a subtle way to customize their handbags through colorful bag straps. The range of straps are meant to complement the house’s Bolide 1923 handbags.

On the other hand, the more well-known Kelly bag was styled with a strap studded with large metal embellishments. The same metal cabochons were also seen on a number of pointy toed loafers.

Hermès is far from revolutionary when it comes to introducing bag straps to personalize bags, as Louis Vuitton and Fendi have already tried this tactic before. Are we more tempted to try it out this time around? Not really. If the point of personalization is to put your ow stamp on something, why on earth would the brand make more than one piece of any strap? Customization may be profitable these days, but brands need to work harder at getting it right.

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WHAT IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE HERMES BAG?

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A normal Hermes Birkin 30 Bag in Togo leather is priced at $10900 USD today and it might sound very expensive, but it’s nothing compare the exclusive editions sold at auctions. The most expensive Hermes Bag is no doubt related to the Birkin family.

But why is Hermes Birkin Bag so expensive? Well first of all it has to do with the craftsmanship and the quality of the leather. And the Hermes Birkins is so popular that there is more demand than supply. Though we don’t know the exact numbers of production, but it has been said that one Hermes store only carries around 100 Birkin’s per year. So now you know why the SA keeps selling you the ‘no, it’s sold-out’ message.

Generally it takes 48 hours for one artisan to craft a Birkin Bag, but the exclusive edition in exotic leathers like Crocodile are even more limited because these leathers requires many years to reach maturity and there are strict ethical regulations before they can be sold internationally. The top Birkins are made with diamonds and gold, these treasures are assets, collectable items, investments, they’re stock that only goes up in value overtime.

To get you an idea of what the market is prepare to offer, here are the top 5 Hermes Birkin Bags that are sold at an ridiculous price.

1. Hermes Birkin Bag in Red Crocodile Leather was sold at an auction in 2011 for $95,000 USD.

2. Hermes Birkin Bag in Blue Crocodile Leather was sold at an auction in 2011 for $113,525 USD.

3. Hermes Birkin Bag in Himalayan Nilo Crocodile with 9,84 carats of diamond was sold in 2014 for $185,000 USD.

4. Hermes Birkin Bag in Red Crocodile Leather was sold for $203,150 USD at an auction in 2011.

5. Hermes Birkin Bag in Fuchsia Crocodile Leather with 18-karat diamond-studded white gold clasp and lock was sold in 2014 for $221,846 USD in Hong Kong. This was the most expensive Birkin handbag ever sold at auction.

A bag becomes expensive when it’s made from exotic leather and embellished with precious stones. When it has been carried by a celebrity or a royal family member, the value generally goes up. And when you keep that bag longer and longer, it becomes even more exclusive overtime and it can be sold for an incredible high price.

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Hermès ‘On A Summer Day’ Constance III

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A bag that needs no introduction, the Constance is in my opinion considered one of the 4 great beauties of French luxury house Hermès, along with sisters Birkin, Kelly and Lindy. And like great beauties who are also always the most sought after, there’s no denying the sheer amount of admirers the Constance has, especially when she’s available in the colour and size everybody wants (think Epsom in Rouge Casaque with gold hardware, for example).

But today’s post on the Constance isn’t about the most covetable classics, it’s this new darling that’s part of their Spring-Summer 2017 collection. A collaboration with artist Nigel Peake, his design, ‘On A Summer Day‘ is printed onto a Constance III which sports white leather, resulting in a bag that’s quite literally, perfect for the season.

An urban, geometrical interpretation that’s big on architectural details (look closely and you’ll make out buildings and trees), the same print also appears on selected RTW and silk pieces, but it’s this bag that’s definitely the head-turner.

Priced at SGD21,400, here’s some bag trivia for those still not in the know. Created in 1969 by designer  Catherine Chaillet who christened it Constance after her daughter who was born in the same year. Requiring up to 18 hours to craft each bag, it also features the special H clasp (also the first bag to feature this clasp) where the horizontal bar lifts up to release the flap.

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Hermès S/S17 Rock & Punk Jewellery Collection

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You read about the Mini Dog Bracelet collection from Hermès a week ago, now here’s a look at another range of jewellery from Hermès, loosely known as the Rock and Punk collection which is predominantly silver-based.

First up, under Rock, we have the Collier De Chien Rock GM Bracelet in silver with rose gold accents, which basically is the Collier De Chien with a much simpler silhouette sans calfskin. Retailing at SGD2200, you could pair it with the Collier de Chien Rock ring (SGD750) – also in silver and pink gold, and you’ve got your rock-chic look up and ready to roll.

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If you are more of an all-silver kinda girl, you’d be pleased with the Punk pieces that play on the iconic Chaine D’Ancre. Not new to Hermès’ range of jewellery, consider the 4 new pieces additions to the line but with a distinct twist of their own. Yes, the humble safety pin has come together with the Chaine D’Ancre for a collection that’s decidedly fresh yet all familiar at the same time.

There’s the Chaine D’Ancre Punk MM Brooch (SGD1000) you can pin onto a crisp white shirt or that dapper blazer. Add a few chains and an extra element or two here and there and you’ve got the Chaine D’Ancre Punk Sautoir Doublet Necklace (SGD3150) – something that will sit nicely around your neck and be the standout piece of your outfit. And for those who love the idea of having something chunky on their wrist, with loads of attitude to match (because #wristparty), take a look at the Chaine D’Ancre GM bracelet. Then there’s the ring, which pretty much rounds up this eye-catching 4-piece collection.

Slowly arriving into stores locally as I type this, you can head on down soon and decide if you’re more Rock, or more Punk. Better yet, just be both because life is surely more exciting that way, right?

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TOP 10 HERMES BAGS AT MODA OPERANDI

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Tired of the waiting list, or even worst – being put on the waiting list of the waiting list. The top Hermes iconic bags are produced in only limited quantities, so they’re not easy to get, even when you have enough cash to buy it. So there are two choices you can make – get the bag for a premium price and ‘save time’ or wait until the Shopping Assistance call you.

And then there is a second worry; when you purchase from a consignment store or a resale store, how do you know that the bag is authentic? It’s heart-breaking to spend thousands of dollars on a counterfeit, isn’t?

So our advice is always to buy from a reputable store – one that is well known like Moda Operandi. Here are the top 10 rare bags we recommend and they’re in limited time available…

1. Hermes Kelly 40 Retourne Bag in Rouge Casaque Clemence Leather

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Hermes Kelly 40 Retourne Bag in Rouge Casaque Clemence Leather
Size: 28 x 40 x 16 cm (H x W x D)
Price: $28500 USD, €23520 euro, £18522 GBP 

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2. Hermes Kelly 35 Bag in Raisin Togo Leather

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Hermes Kelly 35 Bag in Raisin Togo Leather
Size: 24 x 35 x 12 cm (H x W x D)
Price: $10500 USD, €11676 euro, £9978 GBP

3. Hermes Birkin 30 Bag in Rose Jaipur Epsom Leather

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Hermes Birkin 30 Bag in Rose Jaipur Epsom Leather
Size: 30 x 22 x 16 cm (W x H x D)
Price: $18600 USD, €20682 euro, £17676 GBP

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4. Hermes Birkin 35 Bag in Black Togo Leather

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Hermes Birkin 35 Bag in Black Togo Leather
Size: 35 x 25 x 18 cm (W x H x D)
Price: $18600 USD, €20682 euro, £17676 GBP

5. Hermes Birkin 35 Bag in Geranium Togo Leather

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Hermes Birkin 35 Bag in Geranium Togo Leather
Size: 35 x 25 x 18 cm (W x H x D)
Price: $14300 USD, €15900 euro, £13590 GBP

6. Hermes Birkin 30 Bag in Parchment Clemence Leather

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Hermes Birkin 30 Bag in Parchment Clemence Leather
Size: 30 x 22 x 16 cm (W x H x D)
Price: $15800 USD, €17568 euro, £15018 GBP

7. Hermes Birkin 25 Bag in Blue Saint Swift Leather

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Hermes Birkin 25 Bag in Blue Saint Swift Leather
Size: 25 x 20 x 13 cm (W x H x D)
Price: $17900 USD, €19908 euro, £17010 GBP 

8. Hermes Kelly Cut Pochette in Rouge Tomate Swift Leather

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Hermes Kelly Cut Pochette in Rouge Tomate Swift Leather
Size: 16′ x 13′ x 4′ inches (L x H x D)
Price: $13500 USD, €15012 euro, £12828 GBP 

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9. Hermes Kelly Cut Pochette in Black Swift Leather

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Hermes Kelly Cut Pochette in Black Swift Leather
Size: 16′ x 13′ x 4′ inches (L x H x D)
Price: $12700 USD, €14124 euro, £12072 GBP 

10. Hermes Kelly Pochette in Eglantine Swift Leather

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Hermes Kelly Pochette in Eglantine Swift Leather
Size: 16′ x 13′ x 4′ inches (L x H x D)
Price: $13500 USD, €12828 euro, £12828 GBP 

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