French luxury brand Hermes has just announced the launch of its first bicycle range. Setting out to create a real bike rather than just for show, the brand worked with French manufacturer Time to realize two simple, efficient and elegant models – Le Flâneur d’Hermès and Le Flâneur sportif d’Hermès. Both bikes feature lightweight shock-absorbing carbon fiber frames, hydraulic disc brakes, and a choice of 8 or 11 gears. Featuring bull calf leather saddles, handlebar grips, carry handles and luggage rack supports, the luxe bicycles are available in charcoal, red and white. Retailing for approximately £8,500, the bikes will be available from November in Hermès stores worldwide.