For handbag collectors, no Hermès collection is complete without this rare piece. With the association of precious materials and exceptional technical craftmanship, the Himalaya Birkin is the ultimate expression of artistry and tradition of the Hermès house. Available only in Niloticus Crocodile, the name Himalaya does not apply to the origin of the bag, but to the delicate gradation of colour. This colour variation is extremely difficult to get; the crocodile skins were dyed by experts to create a unique gradient of snow white centre to rocky grey edges, emulating the Himalayan mountaintops. With the addition of diamonds, this piece maintains its place at the top of the collectible handbag market.