Apple has now officially launched its Apple Watch collaboration with Hermès, the French fashion company. Having been announced during September’s media event, the new Apple Watches are available now, and cost a pretty penny.
Costing anywhere from $1100 to an eye-watering $1500, these Hermès Apple Watches come not only with a special leather watch band but also a selection of exclusive watch faces as well as the Hermès branding on the stainless steel back of the watch itself. The bands are where all the action is, though, with Single Tour, Double Tour and Cuff available in a range of colors to suit your mood. Given the prices, though, we doubt many people will buy multiple colors in the same way they do, say, Sport Bands.
The Single Tour, essentially a fancy classic buckle, comes in a choice of brown or black, the official labels being Fauve Barenia and Noir, and will cost $1100 including the Apple Watch. That’s if you want a 42mm model – those with a taste for smaller watches can also choose a red (Capucine) band with the 38mm Apple Watch should they so wish.
Apple Watch Hermès Single Tour
From L to R: Single Tour 42mm & 38mm Fauve Barenia, 42mm & 38mm Noir, 38mm Capucine
The Double Tour is the same as the single tour except it wraps around the wrist twice and costs more money. At $1250 and only available with the 38mm Watch variant, the band comes in blue, gray, red, and brown, that is, Bleu Jean, Etain, Capucine, and Fauve respectively.
Apple Watch Hermès Double Tour
From L to R: Double Tour Fauve Barenia, Etain, Capucine and Bleu Jean
Those wanting something a little more different can opt for the Cuff, with that particular model only coming in brown (Fauve) and costing a full $1500.
Apple Watch Hermès Cuff with Fauve Barenia Leather Band
Apple’s new Apple Watch Hermès lineup is available to buy from selected Apple Stores as well as Hermès’ own outlets. Some of the more exclusive retail outlets will also see these, so be sure to check Apple’s list should you be on the lookout for a special Apple Watch with Hermès band.