A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès
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A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès
Sold for € 10,925 (US$ 12,725) inc. premium

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A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès
A unique collection of 47 Le Mans Ties by Hermès

Footnotes

  • Back in the mid-sixties, Hermès introduced a special tie on the occasion of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The ties were not sold in their stores but, as the seller who was part of a prominent racing team remembers, they were given to the entrants during scrutineering.

    The original design was kept until 1971. That year a new design appeared, followed by another one in 1974. As years passed, fresh designs were released more frequently. Whilst still not available in their regular shops, a limited number of ties could be purchased from a pop-up store Hermès ran in the Le Mans paddock during the 24 Hours.

    In 1988 a new pattern started. A same design was kept for two or three years but the colour combination changed every year. Things evolved again in 2000. From then on, the design was not only renewed every year but was offered simultaneously in two (2000-2006), and sometimes in three, four and even five (2009), colour choices!

    2009 was the last year Hermès made a Le Mans tie, ending a period of more than 40 years of homage to the greatest race in the world. During that period, the motives varied and included cars in different configurations or graphic plays with the number 24. The quality was always the typical Hermès printed silk with a touch of chic Parisien.

    Over the years, the vendor assembled a collection of Hermès Le Mans ties. He then wrote to the Faubourg Saint Honoré headquarters, sending all the references in his possession and asking if there were any ones he missed. To his surprise, they replied that he had more references than they could find in their archive and would he be as kind as to send them pictures of his ties so they could update their files!

    It is believed that the vendor's collection which includes 47 unique ties, most of them never worn and in their original orange boxes, is a complete set of the ties Hermès produced for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. To our knowledge, such a collection has never been offered for sale before. It certainly provides an exceptional opportunity to acquire the accessory that will make the difference when attending events like Le Mans Classic or the Goodwood Revival!

    Unique collection de 47 cravates Le Mans par Hermès

    Au milieu des années 1960, Hermès lança un modèle de cravate spécial à l'occasion de la course des 24 Heures du Mans. Les cravates n'étaient pas vendues en magasin, mais, comme le vendeur qui appartenait à une éminente équipe le rappelle, elles étaient offertes aux participants à la course au moment du contrôle technique.

    Le dessin original fut conservé jusqu'en 1971. Cette année-là, un nouveau motif apparut suivi par un autre en 1974. Au fil des années, de nouveaux dessins furent édités plus fréquemment. Bien que non disponibles dans les points de vente Hermès, un nombre limité de cravates pouvait être acheté auprès d'un magasin Hermès éphémère ouvert dans le paddock au Mans pendant les 24 Heures.

    En 1988, un nouveau motif apparut. Un même dessin était repris pendant deux ou trois ans, mais le schéma de couleurs changeait chaque année. Les choses évoluèrent encore en 2000. Désormais, le motif était non seulement nouveau chaque année, mais il était proposé simultanément en deux (2000-2006) et parfois trois, quatre et même cinq couleurs au choix !

    Deux mille neuf fut la dernière année où Hermès produisit une cravate Le Mans, mettant un terme à plus de quarante années d'hommage à la plus grande course du monde. Au cours de cette période, les motifs varièrent et comprirent des automobiles de diverses configurations ou des variations graphiques sur le nombre 24. La qualité fut bien entendu toujours celle de la soie imprimée typique d'Hermès avec une touche de chic parisien.

    Au fil des années, le vendeur a rassemblé une collection de cravates Le Mans d'Hermès. Il écrivit alors au siège de la firme faubourg Saint-Honoré en envoyant toutes les références en sa possession et en demandant s'il en manquait. À sa grande surprise, on lui répondit qu'il avait davantage de références qu'on en détenait dans les archives et aurait-il l'amabilité de leur envoyer des photos de ses cravates afin de pouvoir mettre les dossiers à jour !

    On estime que la collection du vendeur qui comprend 47 cravates uniques, la plupart jamais portées et dans leur boîte orange d'origine, constitue le jeu complet des cravates Hermès produites pour les 24 Heures du Mans. À notre connaissance, une telle collection n'a jamais été mise en vente auparavant. Elle offre à coup sûr une rare opportunité d'acquérir l'accessoire qui fera toute la différence lors de manifestations comme Le Mans Classic ou la Goodwood Revival !
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