Hermès Birkin 35 Ciel Matte Alligator Palladium Hardware
Alligator Birkin bags, highly sought-after and exquisite, are produced in relatively low numbers compared to their leather counterparts. The craftsmanship that goes into creating each alligator Birkin is nothing short of remarkable, as only one highly trained artisan is assigned to work on each bag, meticulously devoting several days to craft it to perfection. The alligator scales, which appear effortlessly smooth and harmonious to the untrained eye, are selected and aligned with the precision of a pointillist.
The coloration process for these luxurious skins can take additional days, with lighter shades proving to be more challenging. Hermès is renowned for its vast array of colors, boasting over forty distinct shades of blue alone. Some hues, such as Blue Jean and Blue Marine, have been in production for decades, while others are more elusive, making brief appearances for a season or two before seemingly vanishing. One such captivating shade is the 35cm Birkin Ciel in Matte Alligator, a soft sky blue color that translates to "sky" in French. This elegant hue is imbued with a subtle hint of gray, resulting in an unassuming yet sophisticated appearance that adds a touch of refinement to the already luxurious bag.
Material: Matte Alligator
35cm: 14" W x 7.5" D x 10.75" H
Collection: 2011, O Square
The term "hardware" refers to the metallic parts of the bag, such as the buckle hardware, base studs, lock and keys and/or strap, which are plated with a colored finish (e.g. gold, silver, palladium). The terms refer to the tone or color of the hardware and not the actual material used. If hardware is composed of precious solid metals this will be referenced in the description.
No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware, never worn, essentially as new.
Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn.
Very minor evidence of handling.
Evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
Moderate wear and is fully functional.
Moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.