French house Hermes has set the world record for the most expensive item at the auction. About it reports “Interfax”.
We are talking about an extremely rare Hermes bag Diamond Himalaya Birkin 25 that is made from the skin of the Nile crocodile found in Africa. In addition, the accessory is covered with 18-carat white gold and diamonds.
It was sold for 300 thousand dollars (almost 22 million) at a London auction house Christie’s during the online session on Wednesday, July 29.
According to the newspaper, the anonymous buyer was one of many participants from 29 countries. It is noted that 34 per cent wanting to buy a bag for the first time participated in the auction.
Among the other accessories on sale were displayed white matte bag Hermès Himalaya Birkin 30 for 150 thousand dollars (about 11 million), Hermès Mini Kelly Picnic 20 II for 56 thousand dollars (4.1 million rubles) and a limited-edition model Bleu Marine Faubourg Hermès Birkin 20, which has acquired over 200 thousand dollars (14.6 million rubles).
Earlier in July, the world’s most expensive Hermes Birkin handbags began to sell at half price. Thus, the accessory luxury brand fell twice during a pandemic coronavirus. In addition, because of the crisis the most expensive model Hermes Himalaya Birkin by a cost of 200 thousand dollars and not bought at auction, despite the fact that the price of the product was reduced to 100 thousand dollars.
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