Exotic Birkins are a rarity unto themselves, due to Hermes’ strictly high standards. This 35cm Birkin is an exceptional example, a distinct showcase of almost perfect Porosus Crocodile scales, here in deep and rich Cassis, likely the richest amethyst purple Hermes has ever produced, set with Palladium hardware. Carefully kept in Store Fresh condition, this rare bag not only checks boxes as a collectible, but is also stunningly beautiful.
Porosus crocodile is the most luxurious exotic skin from Hermes. It is created by polishing the spots with agate for a"Lisse Finish"to the leather of crocodile known as “salt water crocodiles” inhabiting in brackish waters and originating from Australia and Southeast Asian countries such as Singapore. Australian Saltwater Crocodile or more commonly called Porosus Crocodile is the most expensive and exclusive leather in the world.
Material: Porosus Crocodile
35cm: 14" W x 7.5" D x 10.75" H
Condition: Store Fresh
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.