Breaking the $500,000 Mark: A look at an extremely unusual Hermès Gris Cendre diamond Himalaya Birkin

When it comes to record-breaking bags, look no further than Hermès. all of us understand that time after time at auction, exotic as well as diamond-encrusted Birkins break records as the most costly bag ever sold. Privé doorperson has consistently damaged previous records, with its last ultra-rare Birkin selling in 2016 for $298,000.

But Privé Porter’s owner Jeff Berk is sitting on the next bag he understands is specific to smash the existing record. In fact, Berk admitted to me he already passed on an offer from a middle Eastern client for $500,000, opting instead to take this bag to auction this coming autumn or winter. go into the Hermès 30 cm Gris Cendre diamond Himalaya Crocodile Birkin with 18K Gold Hardware, stated to be one of the rarest, most difficult-to-find bags in the world. This version has 18k white gold hardware with diamonds.

Hermès Gris Cendre diamond Himalaya Crocodile Birkin VS ‘Regular’ Himalaya Crocodile Birkin

Berk reports this bag was bought in 2013 in the Las vegas shop for around $250,000, as well as today he feels strongly it will quickly break $500,000. What compels somebody to spend over double the purchase price? Exclusivity as well as rarity. If you are a bag collector as well as have the means, having this bag may make you one of few people in the world to ever put your hands on it. as well as from what we’ve been told as well as from our research, there may have never been one more bag such as this made. one more significant truth to keep in mind is that the last greatest offered bag ever was $382,000 by Christie’s in November of 2017 at its Hong Kong Auction. That record holding cost as well as a couple before it were for the ‘Regular’ diamond Himalaya (not Gris Cendre). Berk told me he believes there are about 60 ‘regular’ diamond Himalaya Birkins available (including 25cm, 30cm, as well as 35cm). That cost was already hefty however when this bag offers for over $500,000 we are looking at a large jump in cost for the most costly bag ever sold, one that marks over a 30% increase, as well as one that may never be satisfied again. This might be a record that means the foreseeable future (more on that below).

Many bag enthusiasts understand about the Hermès Himalaya bags, however in speaking to Berk, I’ve discovered some extra fascinating facts. Berk will be releasing a new book soon, Moneybags, as well as to gather info for the book, he spoken to Hermès workers as well as clients who are informed (often more so than most Hermès employees) about the brand.

The Making of an Ultra unusual holy Grail

The typical belief is the routine Himalaya bag, either a Birkin or Kelly (meaning not diamond as well as gold hardware) is made when for each 100 other niloticus croc handbags. during the 2010-2012 run of the Gris Cendre Himalaya, the estimation is that only one Gris Cendre was made for each 10 Himalaya bags. Berk spoke to a craftsman at the Madison Avenue shop last month, who told him he had only heard of or seen one Gris Cendre with diamond as well as Gold Hardware Birkin. This matched with his other info that the only other one made, a 35cm, was offered in Beverly Hills in 2012. though we don’t understand the owner of this bag, the only picture of a “regular” Gris Cendre Birkin (meaning no diamonds) I’ve been able to discover was on Tamara Ecclestone, who has amassed rather the Hermès collection herself.

With the facts as well as figures shared above, the belief is there were only two Hermès Gris Cendre diamond Himalaya Crocodile Birkins made, as well as this the only one with this precise hardware configuration. There are rumors that Gris Cendre may never be made again, which leads me back to my point above — whoever locations the greatest quote on this bag will be the owner of a bag that is not only extremely rare, however likewise may stay the most costly bag offered for a long time to come.

We’ll keep you published about the news on this bag, as it is sure to break records. as well as though I won’t be bidding myself for obvious reasons – one being finances -I discover a bag as well as story such as this so interesting. as well as what I truly want to understand is who buys this bag (though most likely will never, unless the person wishes to share) as well as exactly how they plan to utilize it.

Wouldn’t you like to take a peek in the new owner’s bag closet?

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