Hermès Constance 18 Gold Metallic Chevre Gold Hardware - 2005, I Square
An Hermès Metallic bag is one of those things you just can’t find. They are simply so rare, they’re considered the next level of collectible. Back in the 1990’s Hermès experimented with metallic bags, creating a few unique examples for Leila Menchari’s famous flagship window displays in Paris. But these bags were too delicate to sell, created in Agneau Lambskin, but Hermès persisted. They continued experimenting with this technique, and in 2005 released an extremely limited number of Metallic Chevre leather bags in Gold, Silver and Bronze. This metallic Gold 18cm Constance is the rarest metallic variation of this iconic shoulder bag. Matched perfectly with gold hardware, the gleaming effect on the leather is developed with layers upon layers of metallic pigment. This treatment has been known to rub off with heavy use, but no such wear can be found on this exceptional example.
Condition: Very Good
Measures: 7.5" L x 5.5" H x 2" D
Color: Gold Metallic
Collection: 2005, I Square
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.