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The online Apple Store will offer the Hermes Apple Watch edition starting Friday

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The online Apple Store will offer the Hermes Apple Watch edition starting Friday
For those fashionistas who are looking to pick up the Hermes version of the Apple Watch, but don't feel like traveling to a upscale boutique store, this Friday the watch will become available from the online Apple Store. That is according to a report printed today (coincidentally) on Fashionista.com. The Hermes version of Apple's intelligent timepiece actually includes three different leather bands.

For $1100, there is the "Single Tour". The "Double Tour" is priced at $1250, and the top of the line is the "Cuff." The latter is priced at $1500 and is only available in the larger 42mm size. The Hermes version of the Apple Watch launched last October and could only be found in boutiques located in U.S. cities like New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles or Miami. 

The exclusive watch face that the device comes with has the Hermes brand on it, which is real estate that Apple doesn't give away lightly. Apple design czar Jony Ive had admitted in an interview last year that Apple's partnership with the high-fashion company pre-dated the unveiling of the Apple Watch.

The Hermes Apple Watch might sound expensive, but the most expensive Apple Watch units listed online are more than ten times the cost of the "Cuff." The 38mm 18-Karat Yellow Gold Case with Bright Red Modern Buckle is priced at $17,000, as is the 38mm 18-Karat Rose Gold Case with Rose Gray Modern Buckle.

source: Fashionista via AppleInsider

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posted on 19 Jan 2016, 21:12 6

1. sgodsell (Posts: 4858; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

Why buy this now especially since the next gen is just around the corner. Besides the price is just ridiculous.

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 22:02 3

5. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

why buy this ever its just a leather strap.

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 22:26 2

7. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)

Might as well invest for a rolex watch.

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 21:14 1

2. guest (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)

Not to mention you can get a Tag.

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 21:20 5

3. keithtae (Posts: 542; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)

Trying super hard to make this ugly watch a luxury? I smell desperation.

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 23:38 1

9. ibend (Posts: 6675; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)

well, they have gazillion watch left in their warehouse.. and shipping them around the globe also didnt help, so they do whatever they can to sell it.. and maybe they'll delay nextgen launch to keep selling this one

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 21:47

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 24914; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Enjoying my sport, glad I have it another try.

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 22:03 1

6. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

you gave it a 2nd try why? you said it was not worth it and you did not like it.

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 09:35

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 24914; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

I gave it a second try, because I wanted a smart watch for my iPhone. It's been roses this time around. I'm man enough to admit when I'm wrong. I'm loving it.

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 14:47

15. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14522; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

Based on your experience with the Apple Watch, please list 5 major benefits it has given you that you riPhone or Note 5? To be fair I will list 5 things that I have gain benefits from with my Gear S/S2:

1. I am a professional cyclist. Many times when I do training rides I am wearing clothing which have no pockets. I am unaware of anything happening at home or anywhere if I can't communicated. Also, in many training routines and races themselves, such items are not allowed to be carried. However fitness related gear is allowed and having my Gear is a benefit in this regard.

2. There are times I want to go out and I take my wife and I want to leave the phone at home so as not to be disturb with annoying notifications every 5 mins. We both have a Gear S2, and when we go out we leave the phones at home and we have limited access to such notifications. We do want to make sure the sitter can reach us in an emergency, thus the phone on the watch is a benefit.

3. I'm not a fitness hound, but have found it very usable. Example, because I mostly ride, I no longer have to take my phone and use an app to track my miles covered, my cadence (bike talk), and I have a good idea how much my heart rate has changed as I have been a rider since the age of 19. Its nice to have a device that shows me the info I want in real time when I need it.

Like the original Gear, the Apple Watch is an accessory to the phone its tethered too. Unlike the latest gear models, the gears have more independent functions that don't need a phone to make them work. You dont even need a phone to set it up. You pull it out the box, and you're ready to use every single feature it has.

The only thing you need to tether it to a phone to do now vs the original Gear S is, you have to use a phone to get music and pictures on it, unless you email or use the device to access cloud storage, which I haven't seen any cloud apps yet.

With the original Gear the benefit of its charging dock allowing for you to move files directly was a plus.

But overall I am not saying the Apple Watch can't be useful, I do have trouble justifying its $349 starting costs when it only offers WiFi and Bluetooth connections and yet has dismal battery-life. While both the Gear S models have WiFi, 3G/4G, BT, UV, heart rate, larger displays smaller batteries and more and last up to 3 days on a single charge.

You said you are glad you gave it a second chance. Ok, so what is different now vs the first time you tried it because nothing in the device has change in nearly the year its been out other than a few bug fixes.

I'm looking for substance for the price. Since it is nearly solely tied to your phone and like the original Samsung Galaxy Gear has no standalone functions, what could it do the second time around that makes it a keep vs the first time when you thought it wasn't.

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 15:53 1

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 24914; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

1. We

2. Have

3. Nothing

4. To

5. Discuss.

You're a POS trouble maker to me, and I don't come to this site for that.

posted on 19 Jan 2016, 22:36 1

8. Ilikkaman (banned) (Posts: 39; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)

Same sh#t watch. Different overpriced band.

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 01:51

10. GrosseFatigue (Posts: 147; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

I am partial to the Cartier buckle.

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 07:47

12. Baracus (Posts: 223; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)

I can understand buying something like a Rolex because some watches can hold their value and possibly be an investment, but these premium Apple watches will lose money faster than a German luxury car.

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 12:15

14. sissy246 (Posts: 4024; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)

Isheep will buy anything. A crap watch and a $50 band.

posted on 20 Jan 2016, 17:27 2

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 24914; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Man, you posted that and haven't gotten any likes yet? C'mon guys...hook him up.

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