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Apple Watch Hermes With New Straps & Dials

Apple Watch Hermes With New Straps & Dials Watch Releases

Apple has announced today one new luxury version of the Apple Watch known as the Apple Watch Hermes. This version of the Apple Watch comes in the polished steel case both with Hermes leather straps, as well as some special watch dials that match the Hermes aesthetic. There are a ton of Apple Watch Hermes options, and they are mostly priced just over the Apple Watch with the steel bracelet. Hermes lovers also get a series of strap choices as well as colors – and new Hermes-themed Apple Watch dials.

Apple Watch Hermes With New Straps & Dials Watch Releases

Apple Watch Hermes With New Straps & Dials Watch Releases

Hermes, of course, produces their own watches, but they are also a known supplier of very good watch straps to a range of other brands, such as Parmigiani. Hermes leather is among the finest in the industry, with some people saying that it even beats leather from other luxury houses such as Louis Vuitton. The distinctive honey-colored Hermes leather many people are familiar with will now be a part of the Apple Watch family.

Apple Watch Hermes With New Straps & Dials Watch Releases

Apple Watch Hermes With New Straps & Dials Watch Releases

The Hermes straps for the Apple Watch will be segmented into two versions with the Hermes Tour straps (in Single Tour and Double Tour varieties), as well as the Hermes Cuff strap. The Double Tour will be available only in the 38mm case size, the Single Tour will be available in 38mm or 42mm sizes, and the Cuff will be available only in the 42mm size. While the Tour straps will have a few color options, the Cuff will only come in the traditional Fauve leather color.

Apple Watch Hermes With New Straps & Dials Watch Releases

Apple Watch Hermes With New Straps & Dials Watch Releases

Hermes is one of the larger individually-owned luxury groups, so for them, working with Apple on watches and straps – even though they work with other brands and on their own watches – is up to them. The new Apple Watch Hermes will technically compete with some of Hermes’ more common timepieces such as the more entry-level Cape Cod and H watches.

Apple Watch Hermes With New Straps & Dials Watch Releases

Apple Watch Hermes With New Straps & Dials Watch Releases

Details aren’t 100% clear right now on whether customers will need to buy the Apple Watch Hermes with the case and strap, or if Apple Watch customers can just buy the Hermes straps for Apple Watch. With that said, from the announcement details, it does seem that the straps (at least for now) come on an Apple Watch, but that the straps may be individually available in the future.

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Apple Watch Hermes With New Straps & Dials Watch Releases

Apple has further wanted to replicate the look of the Hermes “double strap” with the Double Tour which is a now common fashion trend where the strap goes around (mostly women’s wrists) two or more times. This isn’t for all Apple Watch Hermes models, but it is going to be part of the larger “Apple Watch look” that is expanding with more and more options.

Hermes straps for Apple Watch colors are not just limited to the traditional “Fauve Barenia.” The Tour straps will also come in Etain (gray), Capucine (red), Bleu Jean (literally, “blue jeans”), and Noir (black). Not all sizes are available in all colors, though.

Apple Watch Hermes With New Straps & Dials Watch Releases

Apple Watch Hermes With New Straps & Dials Watch Releases

Full details have not yet been announced, but the Apple Watch Hermes and Hermes straps for the Apple Watch are said to be available at both select Apple stores as well as Hermes boutiques around the world. Availability should begin around September 16th, 2015. Pricing for the Apple Watch Hermes starts at $1,100 for the Single Tour on a 38mm Apple Watch. The Double Tour Hermes strap on a 38mm Apple Watch Hermes is $1,250, and the Hermes Cuff on the Apple Watch Hermes price is $1,500. apple.com

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  • BIG CHRONO

    Apple watches sporting Hermes straps boosts costs, rather than lowering “core” prices.

    • I_G

      Why would they want to lower their prices?

      • BIG CHRONO

        To make the watch accessible to financially challenged people, & sell more units.

        • I_G

          The Watch needs the iPhone which is also in high-end segment. For financially challenged people there are Android phones/watches, Apple never competed there.

          • BIG CHRONO

            Too rotten to the core to do so?

          • Sarthak Sharma

            No, there’s very little money in the lower end segment. Hence, it is the lower end segment. Apple is a business. They inherently exist to make money.

          • BIG CHRONO

            I’ve noticed bottom dwellers make profits even when they’re dealing with lower echelon endeavors, as long as they have other pipe lines.
            Eking out cash happens @ all levels, you just have to be crafty & patient.

    • Adam Young

      I think it makes sense the direction they’re going. There are good lower end smartwatches (like the pebble), but not that many high end ones at the minute.

      The watch is new, and so they’d want to get back some of their investment back before looking to make a cheaper model later down the line when it’s less of a risk(think iPhone 5C). Right now I don’t see how they could lower their prices, and they have released new straps and case styles for the cheaper Sport models so it’s not all high end.

      There may well be a plastic case Apple watch without the rear sensor or something in the future, but it’s only a few months old.

  • AJC

    Will the watch sensors still work with those straps?

    • The Cuff strap has a circular cutout on the back, so it looks like the sensors will work as normal.

  • I_G

    Apple should collaborate with Parnis or Seagull to have a watch face with an exposed balance wheel that looks like a tourbillon. At the end it’s also made in China…

  • Boogur T. Wang

    As one who only recently learned what color ‘Mauve’ is (reddish-grey), WTH is “Fauve” color?

    • I_G

      Tan or sand coloured.

  • SuperStrapper

    Ugh.

  • Shinytoys

    nice strap…

    • DanW94

      Keep the strap, swap out the watch…..

  • cheerss

    Hermes, ugh.

  • Dimitrios Kopplysos

    Still a piece of shit like this article

    • Ariel Adams

      Well you clearly don’t like something but why not try to be more explanatory in describing what makes you not enjoy something so that others can understand in a more specific way the source of your feelings.

      • Dimitrios Kopplysos

        Because the watch is fucking horrible mate. Don’t need me to spell it out, well, you might. Strapping Hermes leather to that turd still makes it a turd in case you didn’t know, but you are probably too busy fingering tim cook or something. /Dimitrios

        • Sarthak Sharma

          Well, it is a watch, and this is a watch review website. His job is to present the watch and provide a review, not just decide what watches are great and then only show us those. Also, the bad language is pretty uncalled for but there is a strong possibility your educational background may have ceased to progress around age 7.

          • Dimitrios Kopplysos

            Lol to you too

  • Eric Eden

    Nice enough straps.
    I just don’t find the Apple Watch as interesting as you.

  • A hefty premium to display, but only when wrangling the wrist, a photoshopped version of the dial of an actual watch? P.T. Barnum was an optimist!

  • Melinda Carey

    Fashion meets Tech love it

  • HenryL

    Brand name can now be sold in the form of virtual displays ? Haha… that brings the meaning of luxury to a completely new level !

  • SD30

    I am thinking of getting this watch but here is the question: Hermes makes timeless pieces, but Apple changes its products all the time. How likely is it that in a year i will end up with an outdated in technology watch with a ridiculously expensive strap? Thanks

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