Hermès Birkin 25 Matte Gris Perle Alligator Gold Hardware - 2019, D
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
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.