Willing to spend $1,100? That’s what you’ll need to wear the new Replica Hermes Apple Watch

apple-watch-hermes-hero_large-970x0Apple announced its new partnership with Replica Hermes in September, where the fashion house would design exclusive straps to accompany the Apple Watch, and now the final versions are on sale. However, you’ll have to make an effort to find a store that sells them, and have plenty of disposable cash ready for when you arrive.
There are three models, the Single Tour, the Double Tour, and the Cuff — and all provide very different looks to the regular versions sold by Apple. The Single Tour is a traditional strap made from leather with a Replica Hermes branded, stainless steel buckle, in either fauve, noir, or capucine colors. It comes attached to either the 38mm or 42mm stainless steel Watch body, and costs $1,100.

The $1,250 Double Tour is an extra long version of the Single Tour’s strap, and is designed to wrap around your wrist twice. It’s paired with the 38mm Apple Watch, and is available in four colors: bleu jean, étain, capucine, and fauve. Finally, the $1,500 Cuff is only made for the 42mm stainless steel Apple Watch, and only comes in a fauve-colored calf leather.

Neither Apple or Replica Hermes Outlet will sell the bands separately, and there’s a reason — an exclusive, customizable Watch face. The minimalist face can be altered to show 12, four, or just one number along with the hands and a Replica Hermes logo, and in one of three different typefaces. Three complications — that’s watch-speak for on-screen gadgets, and a part of WatchOS 2 — can be added to each face: A stopwatch, the date, and a world clock.
An étain Double Tour with a single digit Espace watch face looks exquisite, but to buy one, you’re going to have to leave the house. None of the Replica Hermes Outlet models are sold online, and are only available through certain Apple stores and boutiques around the world. Apple’s helpfully put a list online so you can find the nearest to you.

Hermes Outlet Group UK Chooses NICE’s Cloud-Based Workforce Management Solution for Improved Customer Service

NICE Systems (NICE) today announced that Hermes Outlet UK has implemented NICE’s cloud-based Workforce Management (WFM) solution to improve operational efficiency and optimize workforce management. NICE’s solution was deployed in October 2015, delivered ‘live’ and on schedule for the busy holiday season.

Hermes Outlet UK is owned by the Hermes Outlet Logistik Gruppe Deutschland (HLGD), the largest independent consumer delivery specialist for the B2B and B2C sectors in Germany. Hermes Outlet UK works with a wide range of high street, catalogue and online retailers including Next Directory, ASOS, Tesco, John Lewis, Debenhams, Arcadia Group, Amazon and eBay.

Hermes Outlet launched its 2016 Spring-Summer women collection yesterday, December 17, in Seoul, Korea. Designed by its new French artistic director Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski, it is very sporty, with prevalence of trainers and sneakers, but exquisite use of leather and silk, so rich in Hermes heritage. It was attended by Hermes CEO Axel Dumas.

Operating a network of over 10,000 lifestyle couriers and over 4,500 ParcelShops, handling more than 210 million parcels last year, Hermes Outlet faced specific needs in a new WFM solution. These included:

common system and real-time adherence for on-site and remote agents
scalability and elasticity for seasonal usage peaks
flexible pricing for peak times requiring additional agents
integration with Oracle Right Now, enabling interoperability in the cloud
efficient forecasting and planning of multichannel contacts including calls and emails
flexible and automated scheduling of requests and notifications
Hermes Outlet turned to NICE because of its great reputation for resource planning accuracy and employee engagement features; and its ability to deliver in tight timeframes. With a scalable solution deployed in the NICE Cloud and licensed on a subscription basis, and with an advanced API and robust real-time adherence capabilities, NICE was able to respond to Hermes Outlet‘ challenges and deliver the WFM solution they needed in record time.

“We chose NICE because of its strong brand and leadership position, and its highly flexible cloud-based solutions,” said Dawn Redman, Head of Customer Service, Hermes Outlet Parcelnet Ltd. “Since it is cloud-based, NICE WFM enables remote access to WFM for off-site agents, and it ensures rapid scalability for seasonal usage spikes.”

“The deployment of NICE WFM in our cloud gives Hermes Outlet the flexibility they need to efficiently meet their customers’ demands,” said Benny Einhorn, President, NICE EMEA. “We are proud to provide Hermes Outlet with scalability and elasticity for their workforce management and to contribute to their ability to deliver excellent customer service.”

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The Humanity of Replica Hermes Outlet Uk

How does a company that proudly eschews the usual means of generating desirability remain the most desirable luxury Replica Hermes brand in the world?

Hermes Outlet UkA Greek shepherd’s staff hangs by the door in the office of Pierre-Alexis Dumas. The artistic director of Hermes Outlet Uk enjoys showing it to visitors and explaining how it is hand-crafted to the perfect height, so the shepherd for whom it was made can use it to rest (or even sleep!) while standing, simply by propping its multi-purpose handle under an armpit.

Dumas, who is half-Greek and knew the staff ’s maker, vividly explains how it was created from a single branch, patiently trimmed until it grew sufficiently tall and straight, then steam-bent at one end to get the curvature of the handle just right.

This beautifully encapsulates Dumas’ ideas on design, craftsmanship and life. The staff’s rudimentary, hand-made elegance is elevated by its thought-out functionality, a combination that takes on an even deeper sense of humanness from its precise connection to a place and a person that Dumas lovingly relates.

And while he can sometimes sound more like a scholar of Eastern philosophy than a creative director, the 47-year-old’s thoughtful ruminations about what makes his family business not only tick but thrive are the opposite of grandiloquent.

The cane once belonged to Dumas’ father, Jean-Louis Dumas, who, over the course of his 30-year tenure, turned Hermes into the global enterprise it is today.

In 2013, the group’s consolidated revenue totalled €3.75 billion (about $5.2 billion), a 13 percent increase over 2012, at constant exchange rates, with an operating margin of 32.4 percent, the highest ever recorded in the company’s history. And while major luxury rivals like Louis Vuitton and Gucci have experienced slowing growth in the all-important Chinese market, Hermes’ sales in China continued to grow by double-digit percentage points.

No wonder LVMH has shown an interest in Hermes Replica Handbags, quietly building a stake of about 17 percent in the company between 2002 and 2010, leading to a fractious and drawn out legal dispute between the conglomerate and Hermes. LVMH now retains a 23 percent stake in Hermes, but was fined €8 million (about $11 million) last year for violating public disclosure requirements. A separate criminal investigation is under way.

But over at the Faubourg, as everyone at Hermes refers to the company’s headquarters, people seem to go about their work quietly, and happily. The mood is calm and zen-like — but also focused and business-like.

“We belong neither to the world of luxury nor to the world of fashion,” Dumas tells BoF in his light-filled office in the heart of the Faubourg. “This is a family house that goes back six generations. We did not invent our craft, we are the recipient of an age-old tradition, mixed with something which is perhaps proper to my family — a desire for excellence — and maybe something a little bit obsessive and mad about detail.”

Talking to Dumas and other leading figures at Hermes Wallets, one realises that everything you think you know about this venerable brand — from the company’s fabled history to its near-fanatical dedication to craftsmanship — is, at once, more layered and less mysterious when seen from the inside.

Take creativity, for instance, the lifeblood of any company in the business of designing and selling beautiful things.

“What Hermes Replica Watches is always searching for is this ideal of beauty, of perfect shape. The right thing, the good thing, the beautiful thing,” says Pierre Hardy, creative director of the brand’s footwear and fine jewellery divisions. “It’s something that people are afraid to talk about. Nobody talks about the beauty of something anymore, but when people see it they recognise it.”

Dumas, likewise, channels his own worldview to illuminate the brand’s unique attitude towards beauty. “I believe anyone can reach eternity in an instant. When I look at our collections, I am always looking for that miraculous moment when I am surprised and feel such a strong emotion that that moment is like pure gold and stops time as we know it,” he says. “That to me is the experience of beauty or grace, a feeling of absolute timelessness, but you can also experience it through shape or colour.”

It’s sincere convictions such as these that explain the zealous quest for perfection espoused by the craftsmen, designers and illustrators who work for Hermes Outlet. “Every Hermes object has to be perfectly done and in the best material and in the best way, that’s a matter-of-fact for us, a basic standard. If it’s saddle, it has to be the perfect saddle, and the same goes for every other category,” explains Hardy.

But high-minded ideals aside, even Dumas acknowledges that the goal of so much creative zeal is the necessity, at the end of the day, to produce things that people want to buy. “The delicacy of a fabric, the touch of soft leather, the scent of a fragrance. I want people to come into a Hermes Outlet Uk Store and smile and think ‘I want that, I need to have that, because I like it.’”

Right away, however, almost as if he were constitutionally obliged to imbue what might have been a pragmatic statement with a touch of philosophy, he adds: “I want our customers to indulge in a moment of pure lightness, because it is in those moments of dream where you have insights into life, and into the future.”

Indeed, the “pure lightness” and reverie that Dumas likes to evoke are at the very heart of the Hermes universe. It was what first struck Christophe Lemaire, Hermes’ artistic director of women’s ready-to-wear, long before the brand became his employer (he succeeded Jean-Paul Gaultier in 2011).

“I remember well when I was much younger, I used to go for lunch near the Madeleine [church] and I was fascinated by Hermes’ windows, by their excellence and quality, but also by their whimsy and generosity. There was always something quite charming, something not completely controlled; the poetry of the windows really touched me, the colours and richness of textures. I always thought, ‘what a beautiful house,’” recalls Lemaire.

According to Dumas, the brand’s window displays are a portal into the culture of Hermes. “I would say that the way we communicate at Hermes today can find its root in the art we developed of making our windows,” he says. “The only purpose of Hermes’ windows [has been] to please people.”

This ethos is reflected in all of the ways Hermes relates with the public, from its events — charmingly old-fashioned affairs devoid of strained efforts to appear sexy or cool — to the near-absence of celebrities in the brand’s advertising.

Indeed, Dumas doesn’t hide his distaste for the prevalent PR and marketing tactics of our times. “One thing I deeply dislike is a form of cynicism and trying to manipulate people’s minds. Everything we do [at Hermes], we do it because we believe in it — it has to be meaningful and relate to what we are trying to express.”

Lemaire singles out the relative spontaneity with which things are done at Hermes as one of its main assets, suggesting that the playfulness customers often perceive in the brand’s offering is in direct measure to the company’s inner workings, and only, therefore, so effective.

“Everybody works very hard at Hermes, but in a very lively way. I had never experienced that in my previous [work] experiences,” says the designer. “Sometimes, [it’s] a little bit naive. The quality, the product, and the creativity always come first, before any marketing — that is very much rooted in the Replica Hermes working culture. I think that’s what makes the difference. When you try hard to please and seduce, and you anticipate what people expect from you, it doesn’t work. It’s better to know who we are, be ourselves and believe in our own values, and they can be universal, if they’re true.”

Lemaire attributes the enormous goodwill the brand enjoys among its customers to the company’s honest and lighthearted stance. “At times it seems like the fashion and luxury world has become a little bit like a war [zone]. And Hermes doesn’t want to play that game. At Hermes, we are very confident in what we stand for and in the excellence of our work. And basically the client understands that, which is the main point at the end of the day.”

But as the world has changed, so has Hermes. Today’s company is a far cry from its origins as a small enterprise of workshops piled on top of each other making dreams come true for a mostly French clientele. Hermes is now a large, global, publicly traded company. So, how does it keep the creativity that feeds its success flowing? By reinventing itself, again and again.

Every year, Dumas gives his creative teams a theme, a leitmotif, to inspire and challenge creation across divisions, and to help reconfigure the house’s codes in a fresh way. For 2014, Hermes’ creative theme happens to be ‘Metamorphosis.’ As Dumas put it, “[It’s about] the ability to reinvent ourselves season after season. It is through constant change that we actually remain the same in spirit and are able to maintain our culture.”

While much is made about the Hermes’ unchanging values —its dedication to creativity, craftsmanship, and quality — over its 177-year history, an unusual commitment to reinvention and change has played an equally important role in maintaining the brand’s currency.

Specifically, while craftsmanship and excellence have remained the house’s constant, fiercely upheld values, it’s the way their application has evolved and been repurposed that has propelled Hermes to the pinnacle of the global luxury market. Without the farsighted decision, generations ago, to transfer its core expertise into new areas in order to ensure its future, Hermes would have never grown from a saddlery into a thriving multinational luxury goods enterprise.

Hermes Outlet Uk-1It was Pierre-Alexis’ great-grandfather Emile who, in the 1920s, in order to stay in business, decided to apply harness- and saddle- making techniques to other fields — namely, the creation of luggage and bags. Hence the Kelly bag’s famous saddle-stitch. The same adaptability and gift for reinvention characterises Hermes today.

While everyone loves to talk about the importance of craftsmanship at Hermes Outlet, Dumas himself is quick to emphasise that artisanal excellence in and of itself means little if it isn’t applied in a timely and business-savvy way. “Craft can only survive if it finds a natural application and if it finds a market. What a craft produces has to be relevant to the world we live in today,” he says. “If craft does not reinvent itself, it dies. If we were still making harnesses, Hermes would not exist anymore.”

“That is why we constantly re-design [things] and try find new applications and new ideas all the time — because that’s what keeps craft alive. It’s production. It’s the ability to make objects that will sell.”

But it’s impossible to assess the culture of Hermes without considering what is perhaps its most important element: the people who make up the organisation. In a day and age where people change jobs with increasing frequency, at Hermes it’s not unusual to meet employees who have worked with the company for decades. Véronique Nichanian, for instance, artistic director for Hermes’ menswear collections, joined the company in 1988. And the same woman — Leila Menchari, an institution unto herself — has been doing the Faubourg flagship’s famous window displays for more than 35 years.

“Everyone always talks about the beauty of the craftsmanship, about the Kelly bags, the excellence of quality, and so on, and obviously all this is amazing. But what I think is most distinctive of Hermes is its work culture. The importance of human relationships for Hermes is something that is difficult to explain unless you have experienced it,” says Lemaire.

Undoubtedly, being a family-run business has shaped the culture of Hermes more than anything else. But crucially, the idea of family extends beyond the immediate Hermes Outlet clan. As Lemaire pointed out, “It’s not a pyramidal organisation like other luxury brands — it’s more like a family, it’s all very spontaneous, and sometimes can even appear a bit messy.”

And yet, this is “an old, young house,” as Dumas puts it. The most striking thing about a visit to the company’s leather factory in the Saint Antoine neighbourhood of East Paris is the number of young craftspeople working and training on the brand’s coveted bags. Far from the grouchy guard of old white men and women one might expect, here one encounters a population that is a surprisingly harmonious cross-section of French society today.

From a pierced and tattooed girl with a shaved head, to black, white, Asian, Muslim, old, young, gay and straight artisans, at Saint Antoine a seemingly happy mix of people with diverse backgrounds go about their craft with the same serene concentration one encounters among the employees at the Faubourg.

It was Jean-Louis Dumas who reinvented the notion of craftsmanship to make it the symbolic and practical backbone of a contemporary luxury goods company with an international distribution network. “My father had a double vision. [Along with international expansion, he] introduced a notion of contemporary craftsmanship. He asked himself, ‘What is the space of the craftsman in a fast-changing modern world?’ and saw it as his responsibility to create a truly modern manufactory, where a craftsman would be treated with respect in order to continue to be able to do the best work with his hands.”

This guiding ethos, to provide a workplace where artisans are given the space and respect to work under conditions that are as close to ideal as possible, thus enabling them to identify with their profession and produce at an according level of quality and efficiency, is put into practice at the 31 manufacturing facilities Hermes Outlet operates across France. (There are 37 “manufactures” worldwide.)

No more than 200 people — a cap intended to maintain a human scale and foster a sense of community — work at any of these centres, often at ergonomically designed workstations in daylight-flooded, wood-and-concrete facilities that wouldn’t look out of place in a magazine for progressive architecture.

But can good work conditions alone account for why people stay at Hermes for so long? Maybe not. Perhaps, in today’s world, it takes more. Indeed, Pierre-Alexis Dumas inherited his father’s sense of responsibility, but he has expanded that vision with his own contemporary, idealistic imprimatur.

For the socially-conscious man currently at the creative helm of Hermes, the entire design process must be accountable, while offering employees an opportunity to make a difference. “If there’s one thing I have learnt, it’s that you have to think hard about what you do; at Hermes Outlet, we think about the shapes and objects we create — it’s a responsibility. You have to think about the consequences, how what you make will affect people’s lives.”

Consequently, Dumas thinks the company’s level of employee satisfaction has to do with the larger sense of purpose that Hermes provides. “I think people enjoy working for Hermes Outlet because they feel that what they do is meaningful. If you have the feeling that what you do somehow generates something positive, today, that’s what makes you want to stick to the company you work for. And I try to reinforce that feeling of working for a company that stands up for certain humanist values that are relevant.”

“I think Hermes Outlet objects are desirable because they reconnect people to their humanity,” says Dumas. “[Our customer] feels the presence of the person who crafted the object, while at the same time the object brings him back to his own sensitivity, because it gives him pleasure through his senses.”

“I see Hermes as an oasis. I see us as the recipients of a very important culture which is related to the human hand and a sense of respect for each other,” reflects the great-great-great grandson of Thierry Hermes Outlet, who founded the company in 1837.

The 12 Most Ridiculous Things You Can Buy on Replica Hermes’ Website Right Now

When I really sit down and think about it, it seems like being very wealthy would be, among other things, super weird. It would be great in a lot of ways, of course–for instance, I could command someone to grill me a medium-rare steak for lunch, and I would surely enjoy that. As it is, though, the best way to thought-experiment your way into what it’s like to be wealthy is probably to take a deep-dive into the rabbit hole of Replica Hermes‘ online store.

If I had to guess, I’d wager that most people shopping on Replica Hermes’ site stick to the edited selection of silks, jewelry, small leather goods and not-as-rare-as-a-Birkin handbags. If you really start looking around, though, you can find all kinds of interesting ways in which the rich spend their money, including a fairly wide selection of customizable saddles;Replica Hermes Outlet is one of many brands that draws inspiration from equestrian roots, but it’s one of very few that still manufacture functional riding and stable gear for the horsey set.

If you go even further, you find a selection of small gifts and housewares so incongruously expensive that it can be difficult imagining being rich enough to buy them, even if you live a very comfortable life. Below, check out some of our favorite Replica Hermes oddities.

You only have one neck, and lemme tell ya: that’s a bummer. Among other things, it means you can only wear one Replica Hermes silk scarf at a time. Replica Hermes knows how fond you are of your other scarves, though, and this handy-dandy hardware kit lets you make them into home decor. It’s like IKEA for people with yachts.

The most fascinating thing about this item is that the product description says it’s made out of cardboard, which the company appears to have gone to great pains to disguise as metal.

This double-deck card holder doesn’t come with playing cards, but it does come with an important capitalistic message: nothing in life is free.

If you want to fill your card holder, you’ll need two decks. Maybe invite some of your rich friends over and try to win back the money at poker.

It’s important to know that it took me a few minutes to decide which Replica Hermes stuffed horse was the most worthy of inclusion on this list; the brand offers several for sale.

Women are the future of Replica Hermes Watches

The new head of Replica Hermes Watches is hoping a more feminine touch, added with the fashion group’s own in-house know-how, will help it navigate through the turbulence rocking the sector.

Laurent Dordet, who took the helm of the watch division at the famous Paris fashion house last March, told AFP in an interview he wants to focus even more heavily on women’s timepieces, which already account for 80% of the brand’s sales.

“We plan to really develop feminine creation,” the 47-year-old said, adding that the brand aimed to explore a range of aspects of women’s watches, including the use of jewels on the timepieces.

World-famous for its silk scarves and iconic handbags, Replica Hermes Outlet is eager to expand its share of the luxury watch market.

So Dordet, who took over after his predecessor Luc Perramond moved over to Ralph Lauren after six years at the helm, is planning to shake things up a bit and reorganise.

“But not through acquisitions,” he stressed, pointing out that the tough times for Swiss watchmakers were not ideal for major new investments.

After years of euphoria with booming sales in Asia, Swiss watchmakers have recently been hard-hit by collapsing watch exports to their top markets China and Hong Kong, as a strengthening Swiss franc has led to exploding production costs.

So instead of looking out for new acquisitions, Replica Hermes Watches is taking a good, hard look within.

“We have development ideas for certain exceptional skill sets, using our own Swiss and French workshops,” Dordet explained.

He pointed to a series of colourful models presented at the Baselworld watch show last year called Arceau Millefiori or one thousand flowers, created in cooperation with Replica Hermes affiliate Cristalleries de Saint-Louis, France’s oldest glass and crystal manufacturer.

The watches are equipped with unconventional crystal dials and covers inspired by 19th century paperweights, giving the illusion of a real bed of flowers.

Speaking in Brugg, on the outskirts of the northwestern Swiss town of Biel, a tradition-imbued watch metropolis, Dordet said the organisational changes needed included better integrating past acquisitions.

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Over the past decade, Replica Hermes has made several purchases aimed at boosting its watchmaking credibility.

In 2006, it snapped up 25% of Vaucher Manucture Fleurier, a prestigious Swiss watch movement maker, before buying Nateber, which designs and manufactures watch dials, in 2012, and a year later pocketing Joseph Erard, which specialises in luxury watch cases.

“Our first step will be to consolidate these skill-sets and digest them.”

Observers say Dordet’s profile gives an indication of the direction Replica Hermes would like to see its watch brand take.

While his predecessor Perramond had climbed through the watchmaking ranks, spending part of his career at LVMH-owned Swiss luxury watch brand Tag Heuer, the new Replica Hermes Watches chief has a largely in-house background with little timepiece experience.

Having joined Replica Hermes in 1995, he has spent most of his career working with textiles and precious leathers.

“Going for an in-house candidate might mean they are looking at this more from the fashion end,” Kepler Cheuvreux analyst Jon Cox told AFP.

The question is whether the female fashion focus will be enough to boost sales in an overall morose market.

In October, Swiss watch exports plunged 12.3%, according to data from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, suggesting that retailers have accumulated too much of a backlog and are hesitant to refill their storerooms ahead of the holidays.

In this context, Dordet said he planned to be more selective in terms of where watches could be sold, adding the brand would prioritise Replica Hermes’s own boutique network.

“This is a network that has proven very resilient during difficult times,” he said.

The luxury watch sector has meanwhile just seen sales in France drop off a cliff, following the November 13 attacks in Paris that left 130 people dead.

Dordet said he was bracing to see how long the lull would last.

“This is yet another element of instability in a market that does not need any more.”

Apple Watch goes ‘ultra fancy’ with $1,500 Hermes Replica edition

A new collection of luxury Apple Watches, created in partnership with French manufacturer Hermes Replica Watches Outlet, will go on sale next month, having been unveiled last night at Apple’s 2015 launch event.

The collection comprises a range of different leather straps handmade byHermes Replica Watches Outlet in France: the Single Tour, Double Tour and Cuff.

The Double Tour, which wraps twice around the wrist, is available in a 38mm stainless steel case with leather straps in four colours: Fauve, Étain, Capucine and Bleu Jean (essentially brown, dark grey, red and blue) – while the Cuff is available in a 42mm case and Fauve strap. The Single Tour is available in a 38mm case with straps in Fauve, Noir or Capucine or a 42mm case in Fauve or Noir.

Each features a customisable watch-face with three typefaces, three numeral displays, as well as a stopwatch, date and world clock. “This of course lets one personalise their Apple Watch Hermes Replica (to a degree) to suit style or mood,” says the Daily Telegraph.

The newspaper describes it as a “smart and distinguished collaboration” and says the “welcome nod towards the importance of craftsmanship and artisan techniques is yet another way Apple has separated its wearable offering from the pack”.

The Telegraph adds that “although these pieces may not be considered beautiful by all horological devotees, it is surely a considerable step in the right direction”.

Describing the range as “ultra fancy”, Wired imagines what the partnership could create in the future. “Just think: a diamond-encrusted watch or a super-luxe rose gold variety.” It adds: “Hermes Replica makes pretty gorgeous watches in its own right, so there’s reason to hope that it might elevate the Apple Watch’s, um, somewhat lacking aesthetic.”

But the current collection doesn’t come cheap, with prices ranging between $1,100 and $1,500 (£714 and £974). The collection will be available at select Apple and Hermes Replica Uk stores from 5 October in the UK, US and a dozen other countries around the world.