You have noticed them on the arms of the world’s most glamorous women, circling their slender wrists, just above perfectly manicured hands, sometimes alone, sometimes in softly clanking stacks, but always a statement piece. Undoubtedly, I’m referring to the beautiful Hermès bracelets that all women love. No matter how they are worn, Hermès bracelets offer glamorous and chic flare to your arm.
As the brand’s iconic bracelet, Hermès Collier de Chien or the CDC is the most popular among all. It has never stopped being the ‘it’ accessory since it was introduced in 1940. Refer to our previous article All about The Hermès Collier de Chien (Part One) about its history, design, materials, sizes and all the non-exotic leather types used on the CDC.
The CDC is also made of exotic leathers, famously crocodile, alligator, ostrich and lizard skins. With their unique markings and textures absent in calfskin, the exotic leather CDC has long been sought-after despite its premium price. Essentially all the exotic skin CDCs by Hermes are rare, fabulous and are the epitome of luxury.
It will cost you from USD $1,150 for a calfskin CDC. Price starts lowest from USD $1,900 for exotic leather. USD $4,300 will buy you a solid silver CDC bracelet. And a to-die-for CDC in white gold with diamonds will set you back USD $113,200.
In Singapore, it costs at least SGD $1,100 for a calfskin CDC and be ready to pay from SGD $2,500 for exotic skins.
Hermès (Kelly Dog) Extrême
This hard to find bracelet has a wide 5cm band width, featuring the Kelly turn lock closure with dog collar details and six small studs similar to those of the CDC. It’s one of the biggest and more masculine Hermès bracelets.
The Kelly Dog Extrême is available in S and L sizes and in different leathers, colours and hardware, from palladium to gold and permabrass.
As mentioned above, this bracelet is rarely available, though it is seen slightly more often now, probably because, as Bagaholicboy conjectured in one of his blog posts, either that Hermès since increased production, or that most might find this too hefty, or because of both reasons.
It costs from USD $970 or SGD $850 and a bit of luck to find and own a Hermès Kelly Dog Extrême.
Hermès Micro Rivale
This tiny bracelet measures no more than 2cm x 1cm in size and comes in 3 colours: Black, Souffle, and Grey in either gold or palladium hardware.
The Micro Rivale is available in 4 sizes (XS, S, M and L) and is priced at USD $480 on Hermès online store and sells from SGD $600-$800 in Singapore.
Hermès Rivale Double Tour
The Rivale Double Tour, as shown in its name, is a double-loop bracelet (it goes around the wrist twice), which is different from and much larger than the Micro Rivale.
The Rivale bracelet is available in many colours (purple, orange, brown, red, grey, blue and black) with either gold or silver palladium hardware.
The Rivale Double Tour bracelet is priced USD $560 on Hermès online store and sells in Singapore at the price range of SGD $700-800.
Hermès Micro Kelly
The Micro Kelly features the signature Kelly turn lock and gold plated or palladium plated hardware. It is available in 4 sizes: XS, S, L, M. Girls with a penchant for petite accessories will find this bracelet a must-have.
The Micro Kelly bracelet is available in mostly pastel colours: sulphur, bamboo, rose sakura, clay, chalk, mallard and black. This bracelet is quite a rare find in Singapore. Prices start from SGD $500. It is priced USD $480 on Hermès online store.
Hermès Kelly Double Tour
The Kelly Double Tour Bracelet comes in 4 different sizes (XS, S, M and L). It comes in calfskin and exotic lizard skin. The hardware can be silver, palladium or gold plated.
Each season, there will be different colours, so getting the exact colour you want might sometimes be a real challenge.
Those with regular calfskin leathers will be priced at SGD $700 each, while the ones in exotic lizard will start selling from SGD $1,100. The Kelly Double Tour is priced USD $510 on Hermès online store.
As one of the bigger Hermès bracelets, the Pavane looks great on your wrist either alone or in stacking. You will probably spot it on men’s wrists more often than other Hermès bracelets.
The Pavane bracelet is made of calfskin leather with gold or palladium plated hardware. Popular colours are bold ones such as red, brown, black and white. It comes in 3 sizes: S, M, and L.
You can purchase one from Hermès online store at the price of USD $390. However, if your wanted colour is not available, your next Pavane bracelet might be selling in local boutiques from SGD $600.
Possibly because of its bulky size, the Pavane is much less favoured than its ‘cousin’, the Hermès Baby Pavane.
Hermès Baby Pavane
The Hermès Baby Pavane features palladium or gold plated hardware and is originally designed as a double-loop bracelet. However, because of its slender design, fashionistas are wearing it as a triple and even quadruple tour bracelet.
Hermès Behapi Simple Tour
Why should you ‘be happy’ to own a Hermès Behapi bracelet? Because this Hermès leather bracelet is reversible! You can either wear it as it’s shown above, in bamboo green, or flip it and wear it in turquoise. It feels like you’ve got two bracelets for the price of one!
The Hermès Behapi Simple Tour features an elegant H buckle in gold or palladium on calfskin. It comes in XS, S, M, and L size. Size S is 1″ (2.54cm) longer than size SX, and so on.
It sells USD $290 on Hermès.com and SGD $450 from Singapore resellers.
Hermès Behapi Double Tour
This Behapi Double Tour bracelet still makes you happy that it also multitasks as two different colour bracelets. The only difference is that you can wrap it over your wrist twice.
The Behapi Double Tour bracelet is easier to find than the Simple Tour one. Its prices start from SGD $450. You can purchase it on Hermès.com at USD $315.
Hermès Hapi 3
The Hermès Hapi 3 is among the most loved Hermès bracelets. It looks like the extra long version of the Hermès Hapi Double Tour. You can wrap it around your wrist several times. This bracelet comes in 3 sizes: PM (24.5″ or 62cm long), MM (25.5″ or 65cm long) and GM (27″ or 68.5cm long).
It costs USD $315 on Hermès online store and SGD $450 in Singapore local boutiques. The good news is that thanks to its popularity, you will have a higher chance of getting the one you want.
Take a cue from a blogger, snobessentials, you can make over the look of a Hermès Hapi 3MM by adorning it with a pack of the Hermès Medor Scarf rings. She got the idea from her adored CDC (Collier de Chien) cuffs. In the photo below is her ‘lighter, more obtainable, and far more personal’ Hermès CDC lookalike.
Hermès Clic Clac H
How many of us got the Clic Clac H bracelet in our first little orange box? Along with the cherished leather Collier de Chien bracelet, the Clic Clac H bracelet is another renowned and iconic accessory piece created by Hermès.
Unlike other popular Hermès bracelets, the Clic Clac H is not made of leather. It has kept its signature styling since inception. The front features the iconic “H” designed as a clasp that swivels open or close, the back is a hinge stamped Hermès in the inside, and the two sides have a color enamel set into the metal. Clic Clac bracelets are gold plated or palladium plated.
There are three primary thicknesses. Narrow is 0.5″ (1.27cm) thick. Wide is 1″ (2.54cm) thick, and Extra/Mega Wide is 1.5″ (3.8cm) thick.
The narrow one has a dainty appeal whereas the extra wide H bracelet is very striking and bold.
Clic Clac H has only two sizes: PM (2.25″ diameter, 7.5″ circumference) and GM (2.5″ diameter, 8″ circumference).
Hermès maintains a group of classic enamel colours and introduces and retires colors each season. Each color has its own unique appeal. As a result, some Hermès fans catch the so-called ‘Clic Clac H fever’ where they become collectors of many different colour Clic Clac bracelets.
A new enamel Clic Clac H will cost you USD $660 and SGD $1,200. This bracelet can be stacked and worn with almost any other bracelet and will only enhance the beauty.
Hermès bracelets, just like anything else created by Hermès, epitomize glamour, timeless beauty and a little of magic. Some of them, like the CDC, have truly stood the test of time as the statement accessory over decades. Each Hermès bracelet has been building up a history and, hopefully, an exciting future on the wrist of a fashionable woman with great taste and impeccable style.
Since Hermès changes the production every season, some colours or designs will either no longer be available or be added. If you heart is set on finding a particularly rare bracelet, check Hermes.com and call local boutiques regularly. Note that now the rose gold hardware is gradually rolled out, so keep an eye on that!
In the meantime, check out the gorgeous Hermès bracelets currently available online on HauteRobe! Creatively mix and match them and add glamour and edginess to your look!