Hermès opens its first stand-alone fine watch and jewellery boutique in the UK
Harrods has a new resident
Hermès have announced the opening of their first stand-alone fine watch and jewellery boutique in the UK. The store opened last month in the Fine Jewellery room situated on the ground floor of Harrods in London.
Hermès has an important history in watch and jewellery making, having started creating pieces at the beginning of the 20th century. This new boutique presents only its most precious pieces and showcases its unique skills in these métiers.The first Hermès wristwatch was created in 1912 for Jacqueline Hermès, at the request of her father Emile Hermès, the grandson of the founder Thierry Hermès. Many watches and timepieces were to follow, including such design classics as the Cape Cod and Arceau.
Since 2002 Pierre Hardy has headed the Artistic Direction of Hermès Jewellery. In 2010 Hermès launched its first collection of Haute Bijouterie, designed by Pierre Hardy and inspired by the equestrian world. The Centaure ring and Fouet necklace are objects of exquisite craftsmanship and creativity, as recently profiled by Buro 24/7 Middle East.
The new boutique will bring together these two métiers from Hermès for the first time in the UK in one retail space. It will be a showcase for the many exceptional artisanal watch and jewellery skills possessed by Hermès craftspeople since the early 20th century.