Hermes® creates $12,900 basketball

The blue calf leather ball is handstitched and embossed with the house's trademark "H" sign along with the inscription Beverly Hills. It was to be in the shop window of a newly renovated Hermes store on posh Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills but "someone asked me to keep it aside for him", Hermes boss Axel Dumas told AFP. "I think we would like to make two or three more," he said. Robert Chavez, the company's US chief executive said: “It can certainly be used for play - the leather is sturdy, and why not make such a unique item come to life on the court?” Mr Chavez added that the ball symbolises the sky, ocean and pools in LA. Hollywoodporter

The blue calf leather ball is handstitched and embossed with the house's trademark "H" sign along with the inscription Beverly Hills.

It was to be in the shop window of a newly renovated Hermes store on posh Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills but "someone asked me to keep it aside for him", Hermes boss Axel Dumas told AFP.

"I think we would like to make two or three more," he said.

Robert Chavez, the company's US chief executive said: “It can certainly be used for play - the leather is sturdy, and why not make such a unique item come to life on the court?”

Mr Chavez added that the ball symbolises the sky, ocean and pools in LA. Hollywoodporter