Emile-Maurice Hermès first designed the Hermès Bolide bag in 1923 for his wife. An Hermès lover’s must-have, it was the first bag to use a zipper closure and is still one of the most recognised and idolised designs.
Understated elegance in the most beautifully grained Clemence leather....there are almost no words to convey how stunning this classic piece is.
"Designed in 1923 for top drivers and long-distance travelers, this globe-trotting bag slips easily into any trunk. The zip fastener, brought back from America by Émile Hermès at the end of the 1910s, give it its legendary round-angled shape, and allow for quick access to the content."Hermés.com
"Taurillon Clemence Leather - Named in tribute to the daughter of the designer who introduced it into the collections, this leather was developed for luggage and is the ultimate example of a grained leather that has been drummed. This process softens the skin and brings a generous grain to the surface. First appeared in the collections: 1992 Appearance: Semi-matt, generous and irregular grain Feel: Soft and smooth Hand: Yielding Change over time: Becomes more supple". Hermés.com
Never actually carried, just admired and placed in a display cabinet, the only reason for the * rating is due the lightest, fingernail surface scratch to the smooth leather of the interior, as shown.
All hardware immaculate, top handles and shoulder strap perfect (clips never attached to the rings), base feet display only the evidence of sitting on the shelf.
Made in France
T Stamp (2015)
33.5cm wide maximum at base reducing to 31cm minimum
24cm high x 13cm deep
Top handles have a drop if 10cm
Removable shoulder strap has a fixed drop of 42cm
Weight is 730g plus 56g strap & lock cloche is 44g
Includes - NPNP containing photo of receipt, (original available on request 14 days after Sale), Hermes Envelope with Care Booklet, Sealed Raincoat, Mini Dustbag for cloche, Small Dustbag for Strap, Large Dustbag for Bag, Presentation Box & Ribbon.