Luxury fashion house Hermés have released a $12,900 (approx. £8,200) calfskin basketball to celebrate the re-opening of their Beverly Hills boutique.
There are only two of the limited edition blue, calfskin balls available and they feature the same hand-stitched technique as the brand's iconic Birkin bag.
Designed to represent 'the sky, the ocean and all the beautiful pools that are a way of life in L.A. and Southern California,' the balls were made at the special orders atelier in Paris under the creative direction of Pierre-Alexis Dumas.
Despite their hefty price tag, they are not just intended to live out their lives on the mantelpiece.
'[They can] certainly be used for play - the leather is sturdy, and why not make such a unique item come to life on the court?' says the brand's American CEO Robert Chavez.
Would you though, if you had the cash?
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