Initially a leather goods brand specializing in equestrian equipment such as gloves, saddles, and other riding supplies, Hermès has a long history of providing high quality goods for the elite. As the company expanded into a couture company, the brand added leather watch straps to its list of production. The company began creating watches in the 1970s and has made a name for itself as a fully integrated watch manufacture. Hermès watch collections exude the same exclusivity and repute of the brand. Among the most popular of collections are the Cape Cod, Nantucket, Heure H, and Arceau lines.