Hermès Birkin 35 Gris Perle Tadelakt with Palladium Guilloche Hardware - 2013, Q Square
Hermès Guilloche hardware is extremely rare. Produced sporadically throughout the last 25-or-so years, Guilloche is pressed with a diamond-like pattern, giving the Plaques, Pontets, and Cadena a unique texture. This example is a 35cm Birkin which pairs Palladium Guilloche hardware with crisp Gris Perle Tadelakt leather. Maintained in excellent condition, this unusual Birkin has just enough interest to set itself apart from the crowd, not with a shout but with a wink.
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.