The different types and colors of bands available for the Apple Watch is definitely keeping the fan base interested. One of the bands to have caught the attention of quite a bit of consumers is the relatively-inexpensive Milanese Loop, which is woven mesh of stainless steel with a magnetic closure.
There are two things that stand out about this rather uniquely styled band: this is the only steel band that can wrap around your wrist and feel as smooth as a leather one with its flexibility, while the magnetic closure and the loop style ensure that the band is infinitely adjustable. Compared to the $449 Link Bracelet, the Milanese Loop costs $149 only and still blends impressively with the stainless steel Apple Watch, or if you must, the Apple Watch Sport even. But, what if you want the Milanese Loop in the gold flavor?
Yes you can.
Thanks to a California based startup called WatchPlate, you can give your Milanese Loop the gold lick of paint. But the story doesn’t end right there; the company will even cover your stainless steel Apple Watch with a layer of 24 karat gold, all for the price of $399. And let’s be honest, you’re not going to throw in the steel Milanese Loop with the Apple Watch Edition, be it a Yellow Gold or Rose Gold colored case – if you happen to own one. So keeping that notion in mind, this is a very good route to take, if you’re looking to add a gold Milanese Loop to your fairly expensive timepiece to achieve that perfect million dollar look.
To break it down, a steel Apple Watch with the Milanese Loop will set you back $649 for the 38mm model, $699 for 42mm, and with the gold treatment you will be looking to dish out $1,048 – $1,098 only. Expensive yes, but compared to the $10,000 starting price of the Apple Watch Edition, this is peanuts. Needless to mention, this will void your warranty.
Meanwhile, another company called The Time Preserve is offering the same service but charging quite a bit more than WatchPlate, including extra charges for the band.
If you’re interested in giving the whole thing a thumbs up, then simply head over to watchplate.com to get started.