25cm Birkins have become a must have for Hermes collectors in recent years, their popularity rising steadily since their introduction in 2004. This store-fresh example is exceptional, featuring gold hardware crafted from matte Gris Perle Alligator, a highly sought after shade that is limited by its difficulty of production. To create light tones, first the natural pigments must be stripped, a process which can easily damage lower-quality skins. Following this, creating a pure hueless gray provides further difficulty. One of Hermes’ highest prized exotic shades is Gris Paris, which they infamously were unable to recreate after the first batch of skins was produced. Years later, Gris Perle was perfected at a stone’s throw from Gris Paris, and today collectors again have the chance to attain a pure gray alligator bag.
Condition: Store Fresh
Color: Gris Perle
25cm: 10" W x 5" D x 8"H
Where used in this sale 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 coloured finish (e.g. gold, silver, palladium). The terms "Gold Hardware", "Silver Hardware", "Palladium Hardware" etc. refer to the tone or colour of the hardware and not the actual material used. If the bag incorporates solid metal hardware this will be referenced in the lot description.
Store Fresh - No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware, never worn, essentially as new.
Pristine - Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn.
Excellent - Very minor evidence of handling.
Very Good - Evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
Good - Moderate wear and is fully functional.
Fair - Moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.