With only a few hours apart from one another, both Apple and Hermès hit the headlines with exciting news that will instantly make the fashion/tech enthusiasts rejoice. Starting from April 19th, the leather bands of the iconic Apple Hermes watches will not only be sold separately, but will also feature a wider range of colors, so you’ll have more chances to match your watch to your outfits. The Apple Watch gets more colorful than ever thanks to Hermès, which chose to add Bleu Paon, Bleu Saphir, Blanc and Feu (emerald green, navy blue, white and orange, accordingly) colors to its list, in addition to the already-available colors the tech-watch comes in (namely brown, gray, black, red and blue).
At the same time, for the first time ever in the history of Apple, all the different Hermès leather bands will be sold separately at select Apple Stores, Hermès stores and on the brand’s websites.
The sizes of the bands vary per Apple Watch model size, and not all the colors will be available for both the 38 mm and the 42 mm models. They won’t, of course, be cheap either, as according to Apple Insider the standalone bands will retail for $340 for the Single Tour and $490 for the Double Tour. The iconic brown leather Hermès Cuff band, on the other hand, will cost a whopping $690.
If you are looking for a ‘cheaper’ iconic standalone band, and would like to just invest in one strap, we recommend buying the orange one, as this color is closer to and perfectly represents the French fashion house’s legacy. The standalone bands could also be great gifts you may want to give to any of your friends and/or family members, who already have the Apple watch (buying a standalone band is definitely cheaper that buying a whole set, as the starting price of the Hermès Apple Watch is still $1,100).
Although definitely not being the cheapest way to complete one’s outfit while also keeping all the daily schedules and messages on track, the new Hermès x Apple bands will surely add a fresh fashion touch to those who define themselves as dyed-in-the-wool Apple geeks. Apple has so far invested a lot into making its watch the most fashionable product of its line, and the strategy is bearing fruits indeed.
The brands began working on their partnership starting from last fall, and have since then attracted a lot of fashion and tech enthusiasts. News of purchasing any of the Apple Hermès watches online came earlier last January, and now as buying the bands separately is finally possible, the Hermès x Apple product sales will definitely increase.
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