Apple will sell the snazzy Apple Watch Hermés bands separately come April 19, new colors in tow


Digging the looks of fashion house Hermés' crack at making the Apple Watch a trendier gadget? Let us refresh your memory: Hermés unveiled the hand-made Single Tour, the Double Tour, and Cuff editions a couple of months ago, with each one costing well over $1000. These differed from your egular Apple Watch by sporting posh hand-made leather bands and a couple of exclusive watch faces. 

Well, we don't know about that watch face, but it was just announced that Hermés' exclusive leather straps will be sold separately for the first time ever. They will hit the virtual shelves at the Apple Store and select brick-and-mortar Hermés' shops on January 19.

The Single Tour version, which overlaps the one time around the wrist, will cost you $340 both in the 38 and 42mm versions. Meanwhile, the Double Tour leather band, which wraps around the wrist twice, will carry a 490-dollar price tag. Both the Single and Double Tour versions will arrive in a slew of new color options - Bleu Paon (green), Bleu Saphir (blue), Blanc (white), and Few (orange). You can have them in brown, red, blue, grey, and black, too.

Finally, the Cuff version will be available for $690 and will be available in one color only - deer brown.


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11 Comments

1. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

And this is where Apple is missing Steve Jobs... The smug designtards are getting too far up their own arses with this kind of crap.

7. TerryTerius unregistered

I'm pretty damn sure Apple doesn't have any control over what Hèrmes designs. But, that aside I'm in the minority of people on PA that actually like the Apple Watch and Hèrmes in general.

2. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

$690 WTF seriously

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

too expensive? its actually $1500, lolhttp://www.phonearena.com/news/The-online-Apple-Store-will-offer-the-Hermes-Apple-Watch-edition-starting-Friday_id77563 maybe they finally realize that its almost impossible to sell this s**t for that price, so they lower the price

3. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

$690???? No, this must be a mistake.

5. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

i wear seiko watch, i would never ever wear smartwatch what i benefit of that expensive s**tty looking watch? notifications i can see on phone

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

In a world where the vast majority of people are rich, I just don't see how a leather watch band; I don't care whose name is on it or made it; how its worth any more than $30 for $5.00 worth of raw materials. I just don't get it. As a teen and in my early 20's, I bought lots of watches and extra bands and i dont recall every paying more than $30 for a leather or stainless steel one and I've owned soem expensive watches. Like for a while I waas hell bent on buying every Casio DataBank they ever made. Those watches cost in access of $80 each and I bought one of every model for several years in a row and I bought extra bands and still never paid more than $30. Unless this band will NEVER WEAR, NEAR BREAK, NEVER POP IT STITCHES, IS 100% WATERPROOF, has an RFID tag inside, and adds wireless charging capabilities to the watch, I don't see why its worth $300. A complete waste of money for something I can make on my own. In fact I have a pair of leather shoes I paid $100 for where I could just cut the leather and take a sewing machine and make my own band. This is just stupid for anyone who buys this. even if they are rich. I mean I have bought some expensive stupid products before, but nothing like this.

8. TerryTerius unregistered

I'm going to be honest, I don't think the idea of luxury in general is for you. I'm not saying that to be rude, but if you are thinking of the value of everything in the terms of raw materials or production costs then you'll never really get the point of luxury clothing, accessories, or high end anything that's rooted in aesthetics. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that, but I just don't think it's for you. Expensive is all relative to who you're asking and what precisely you mean by value. When it comes to fashion, that is inherently subjective. I have no problem with dropping one or two grand for a pair of Giuseppi Zanotti's or Buscemi's, or buying a Purple Label suit. But those are my tastes, doesn't mean it applies to or for anyone else. To each their own, I suppose that's my point.

9. westicktogether

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

how bout u both shut up and stop typing essays

10. TerryTerius unregistered

You neither have to read nor respond to anything, nobody is making you. So I don't see what you're complaining about. I'll use PA the way I like, and you do the same. Deal? Cool.

11. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

$690 for something that probably cost $1.50 a piece to make. LOL.

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