Famed French luxury good house Hermès has come out with a beautiful pair of leather wrapped binoculars that are the perfect accessory for stylish sporting occasions. The design is a throwback to the days when a gentleman always brought along a handsome pair of leather and brass field glasses when attending race meetings, horse shows and steeplechases, while on safari and conducting military campaigns as a member of the officer class, or observing regattas, cricket and tennis matches. Wrapped in Hermès' signature saddle leather with a handstitched leather carrying strap they're priced at about $2,500. The binoculars themselves are apparently Leica's compact, super-sharp Ultravid model from their sports optics collection (Hermès owns a stake in the famed German camera-maker). Just the thing for the Royal Ascot races.
[via Duncan Quinn]