Chicago and Hermes, a Tradition of Refined EleganceNovember 13, 2014
-Hermes International SA, the exclusive high-fashion luxury goods brand, is renowned around the world for their outstanding craftsmanship and high quality watch and jewelry design. Merry Richards Jewelers is now proud to offer this exclusive line of fabulous timepieces to Chicagoland.
The legend goes back to 1837, in Paris, where Thierry Hermes established the company as the premier leather goods manufacturer for European noblemen. The design label enhanced its popularity with the famous ‘Kelly Bag’ promoted by Princess Grace Kelly and displayed on the cover of Life Magazine in 1956.
With over 14 product divisions, including world famous handbags, perfume, jewelry and watches, Hermes products are almost entirely made in France by hand, with a strong emphasis on quality manufacturing. Their watch division includes the Arceau, Cape Cod, Clipper, Heure H, Kelly, Medor and Dressage models.
Arceau is the classic Hermes watch design. The forward accented numerals on the dial and distinctive, rich leather strap pays homage to Hermes original production in equestrian leatherwork. This line features stainless steel models with genuine calfskin straps as well as 18K rose gold diamond dials set with cognac diamonds and an alligator strap.
Cape Cod timepieces are a tribute to the famous Atlantic vacation resort. These models include both quartz and automatic movements and come with both silver or copper dials and interchangeable straps.
Chicago area residents will love the sporty Clipper which captures the nautical lifestyle with its sailboat-inspired design. Choices include Mother-of-Pearl dials, orange rubber or stainless steel bracelets, and the signature six front bezel rivets echoing ship portholes from centuries ago. The Heure H symbolizes Hermes with its bold letter design, while The Kelly is a tribute to the iconic Hermes Kelly handbag. The Medor, with its secretive hidden dial, together with Dressage round out the design line.