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

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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16 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 6730; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

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

5. engineer-1701d unregistered

why buy this ever its just a leather strap.

7. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Might as well invest for a rolex watch.

2. guest

Posts: 368; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Not to mention you can get a Tag.

3. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

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

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 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

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Enjoying my sport, glad I have it another try.

6. engineer-1701d unregistered

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

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

8. Ilikkaman

Posts: 39; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Same sh#t watch. Different overpriced band.

10. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 198; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

I am partial to the Cartier buckle.

12. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 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.

14. sissy246

Posts: 6959; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

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

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

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