Hermès Hermès Compendium, for a good cause

£7,500
Watchdrawer

This Hermès 8-Day revolving compendium is made of gilt-brass and is comprised of a clock, a barometer, a calendar, and a temperature gauge. The compendium rests on top of a leather plinth that provides an attractive contrasting texture to the metal.

We will be donating all proceeds from the sale of this clock to the charity Shelter.

THE STORY BEHIND THE BRAND

Maker of colourful scarfs, delicate perfumes and curious timepieces, Hermès has diversified quite a lot since its equestrian beginnings in 1837. It was founded by the harness-maker, Thierry Hermès, when he opened his first workshop on rue Basse-du-Rempart in Paris. At the time, horse-drawn carriages were the main mode of transportation, so he was kept in good business by the constant need of local Parisians and their preferred means of transport.

READ THE FULL STORY IN THE JOURNAL