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A competition rooted in tradition

Horse jumping has a long tradition. For over 150 years horses and riders glide over walls and ditches or other obstacles. Skillful, elegant and precise. At the SAUT HERMÈS, the horses and riders not only jump over the classic walls and moats, here they fly over miniature reproductions of 24 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré or over the classic orange Hermès H. Quite typical Hermès. Classy, but always with a humorous twist.

Since 1875, AUDEMARS PIGUET manufactures highly technical timepieces in the Vallée de Joux, a high valley in the Swiss Jura. The natural resources of the area, such as the waters, iron ore and ice were the ideal conditions for the creation of the timepieces. Just like the clear night sky above the valley, with the stars symbolizing the passage of time. An obvious inspiration in the development of haute horlogerie—the high art of watchmaking.

There is hardly a more iconic bag than the Kelly Bag. With only one handle and the typical closure with a small lock including a leather bell that protects the key, the valuable leather bag by HERMÈS represents a quintessential design. Now a new leather factory, where these icons are made, has opened near Bordeaux.

Since the beginning, GEORG JENSEN worked together with different artists and designers—they always had and have free reign in their work and were fully credited with their designs. In the history of Georg Jensen, the company has employed over ninety designers, including Henning Koppel, Arne Jacobsen and Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe.

An early flight from Munich to Nice. Sometime in mid-September. The reason: A roadtrip through one of the most picturesque places on the French Riviera. A magical place, filled with stories and myths from the past, yachts and the most perfect weather, all year around. Bright, sandy beaches, charming towns, breath-taking views and the azure blue ocean—eponymous for the region: the Côte d’Azur.

Late November 2019. A trip to Marrakech, Morocco. My last international trip of the year took me to magical Morocco—a place which has touched me since my first visit. Together with SHE’S MERCEDES, as well as with LAURÈL and the ABURY FOUNDATION, I went to the Moroccan city in the southwest of the country for a few days at the end of November.

The saddler gently touches the soft leather like a horse’s neck—careful, elegant but also precise. It’s a foggy day in Paris, but it fits the romantic mood of the saddlery perfectly. Located at the upper floors of the HERMÈS boutique at 24 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, the saddle-making workshops are doing their craft since 1880.