Apple has shown continued dedication to supporting and developing its fabulous and extremely popular Apple Watch range. One of the latest developments within the range is the Apple Watch Hermès, which officially launched to the public this week. This particular version of Apple’s intelligent timepiece is part of a collaboration with Hermès, and is offered as a premium version of the Watch. Now that it’s available for purchase, we’re starting to get our first glimpse of the product outside of Apple Stores, complete with the official packaging and accessories thanks to a number of unboxing videos.
Those consumers who are interested in purchasing an Apple Watch Hermès will be expected to hand over between $1100 and $1500 depending on the variant purchased. For that kind of financial outlay Apple will provide an Apple Watch that comes with a number of element that are explicitly unique to the Hermès models, serving as a differentiating factor between this particular version of the powerful timepiece and other models. Of course the hardware underneath remains the same.
So, just what does a financial pouring of over $1100 get you? In the first instance, the packaging is slightly different, as shown in the video. Those who purchase a Hermès edition Apple Watch will receive a custom box that comes with an orange cardboard box on the outside of the usual Apple Watch packaging. There’s also an included matching orange bag designed to protect and carry the Apple Watch around when it’s not on the owner’s wrist. There’s also a rather fetching Hermès embossing on the microfibre lining of the box.
The Apple Watch itself is probably the main interest in this whole equation. The hardware comes with a premium leather Hermès designed Single tour band that was shown off as part of the demonstration during Apple’s iPhone-centric event on September 9. There’s also the inclusion of customizable Hermès watch faces that come with optional complications and an array of other customization abilities.
As mentioned, this particular version of the Apple Watch is now available to purchase via select Apple Retail and Hermès stores, starting at $1100 and rising to $1500 for those who really have some serious cash to splash on a new watch. If parting with that kind of dollar is a little too much, but you love the look and feel of the Single Tour band, then alternatives to the band are being offered at reduced prices – read third-party bands.
Check out the unboxing video, right below.
You can follow us on Twitter, add us to your circle on Google+ or like our Facebook page to keep yourself updated on all the latest from Microsoft, Google, Apple and the Web.