When it comes to ultra-refined, European luxury and elegance the brand Hermès is in an elite league of its own. Hermès is highly renowned for its bespoke handbags, luxurious silk print scarves, fashion forward apparel and precision timepieces. The brand was founded in 1837 by Thierry Hermès, who started a harness shop in the Grand Boulevards section of Paris, catering to European gentry and noblemen.
Hermès premium-crafted harness and bridle business for the carriage trade prospered. His son Charles-Emile Hermès took over the family business in 1880 and soon began to outfit the Czar of Russia with saddles. In 1914, the brand was granted the exclusive rights for the use of zippers and introduced the first leather golf jacket made expressly for Prince Edward of Wales. The zipper in France became known as the Fermeture Hermès or the Hermès Fastener.
From the 1920’s through the 1930’s the brand expanded on its leather goods business, creating a line of hand-crafted leather handbags for women, luxurious print scarves inspired by fine paintings along with a collaboration with prestigious Swiss watchmaker Universal Geneve, creating a legendary line of 18K gold timepieces for men and deco inspired bracelet watches for women.
Today Hermès fine leather Kelly and Birkin handbags are among the most-coveted and sought-after accessories in the world… your name has to be placed on a waiting list just to acquire one. Their scarves are among the most opulent and desired and their wristwatches are highly regarded for their expert Swiss craftsmanship and innovative French design.
You’ll find an impressive array of Hermès men’s and women’s watches at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com, including models from the Heure H, Cape Cod, Clipper and Harnais collections.
The Hermès Heure H Diamond watch for women is an absolute eye-opener. This dazzling women’s timepiece features sixty-four, shimmering round-cut diamonds pave-set to glowing perfection on the eponymous Hermès H-shaped bezel.
The elongated rectangular-shaped case in premium-grade stainless steel is highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. The sumptuous black leather strap features elegant pebble-textured detail. The silver guilloche dial has gray colored swords hands and Arabic numeral hour markers.
Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, premium Swiss-made quartz movement for time-keeping accuracy and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. Ladies’ watch is 21mm wide and 6mm thick.
Free shipping and free returns are included on all domestic purchases within the US at TheWatchery.com.