Hermès Birkin 45 HAC Etrusque Clemence Gold Hardware
What’s the difference between an Haut à Courroies and a Birkin? It’s all in the size – the HAC is a taller bag, and was usually made in larger sizes from 40cm wide up to 55cm, although special order smaller versions (28cm, 32cm & 36cm) are available. The drop of the handles is less than those of a Birkin, making it more of a bag to carry in the hand rather than over the arm – thus its desirability as a travel bag. Similar to the Birkin in every other beautiful detail, it features a roomier interior, an interior patch pocket and a zippered compartment If you buy an HAC, you are buying a piece of Hermes history.
HAC 45cm: W17.75" x 10” W x 15.75” H
Material: Clemence Leather
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.