Designed as a stylised dog collar in solid gold, signed HERMES and numbered, stamped Au750 for gold, English hallmarks for 2010. Dimensions: 16.75cm inner diameter x 3.8cm wide x 0.25cm deep 212 grams
Note: Hermes have always had an excellent ability to create a design language that then becomes a part of our every day vocabulary. Their 'chaine d'ancre' bracelet made by Georges Lenfant and inspired by the chains that heave the anchor of a boat, is one of the most iconic gold bracelets in history and the 'Collier de Chien', or 'dog collar' in English, is another. Again Hermes found the perfect balance between whimsy and refinement in elevating a somewhat brutish or utilitarian design to a luxury accessory. The first evolution of this design came in the form of a belt in 1927, inspired by a client of theirs, it had the same faceted Médor studs and ring as the House's bulldog collar. The belt's success evolved to the bracelet cuffs, like this one made in 2010.