Possibly the most popular accessory from Hermès and a worldwide famed bracelet, the Clic Clac H earned its moniker following the sound it makes when fastened or unfastened. The Clic Clac H bracelet for women comes in three variations and can be worn solo or stacked in varied colours.
Unlike most of the bracelets from Hermès, the Clic Clac H is not made of leather. Instead, it is made using either gold-plated or palladium-plated metal and highlighted by enamel. The design is minimal, which means it is easy to forge. So, how can one tell a real one from a fake? Let us guide you.
Here are seven easy steps to spot a fake Hermès Clic Clac H bracelet:
1. The gap
Instead of pouring resin, a solid piece of enamel is laid into the metal frame of the bracelet. The enamel is also set in such a way that the edges are slightly rounded. Any sign of sharpness or unevenness should be a cause of alarm.
3. Hallmark engravings
The bracelets made circa 2010 or later should have ‘MADE IN FRANCE’ on one side of the hinge. On the other side, ‘Hermès’ should be engraved in all caps and accompanied by a letter or symbol to signify as the date stamp.
Note: Since 2015, Hermès has been using a new type of markings.
4. Packaging box
It is easy for a fake one to arrive in an orange box. Always keep in mind that the original box is closest to a Pantone 165 C and the font is not in black but dark chocolate brown. Hermès bracelets also do not come with an authenticity card.
5. Screw & Clasp
The hinge of the bracelet is designed to operate with a little tension, meaning that it should be easy to open and close but must not feel loose. To help the ‘H’ swivel, Hermès uses flathead screws for narrow and wide bracelets or a star-shaped screw for extra wide ones.
The bracelet should have a little weight. If it is suspiciously lightweight, it is probably a fake one made from low-quality materials.
A quick look at the shape of the Clic Clac H bracelet can tell a lot about its authenticity. An original will have an oval shape to fit the comfort of a wrist while a counterfeit one will likely be circular.
No matter how real a fake Clic Clac H appears to be, it will never come with the essence of luxury. So, keep out for the above alarm signs and make sure you do not end up buying a fake Clic Clac Hermès bracelet.