Apple and Hermès introduced new Apple Watch Hermès styles and an expanded assortment of bands that incorporate Hermès’ signature palette alongside a series of bold new colours.
With a design process driven entirely by a shared ambition for ultimate beauty and utility, the collection pairs Apple Watch Series 2 with finely handcrafted leather bands in distinctive styles from Hermès, and features exclusive watch face designs inspired by the iconic Clipper, Cape Cod and Espace Hermès models.
Apple Watch Hermès is the ultimate tool for modern living, a product of elegant, artful simplicity and functionality.
“Ours is a partnership born of parallel thinking and mutual regard — we share similar preoccupations, ever evolving and refining our design,” said Jonathan Ive, Apple’s chief design officer.
“We are united by the same vision, the uncompromising pursuit of excellence and authenticity, and the creation of objects that remain as relevant and functional as they are beautiful. This is a new step of our attelage,” said Pierre-Alexis Dumas, Hermès’ executive vice president, in charge of artistic direction.
The expanded Apple Watch Hermès collection includes a new style — the Double Buckle Cuff in Swift and Epsom calfskin leathers, inspired by an archetypal Hermès sandal design by Pierre Hardy, creative director of Hermès shoes and jewellery, elegantly framing the wrist in new colours including Rose Jaipur, Étoupe and Bleu Agate.
- The new Single Tour Deployment Buckle band is a reimagined take on a classic form, pairing the elemental simplicity of Hermès Barenia calfskin leather with the modernity of an Hermès hidden deployment buckle, which opens with a click of two side buttons.
- The classic Double Tour and Single Tour styles continue for fall in refreshed colours including Anemone.
New Apple Watch Hermès models pair with Apple Watch Series 2, which features GPS, water resistance 50 metres, a two-times-brighter display, a powerful dual-core processor and watchOS 3, and include an exclusive Hermès Sport Band in signature orange.
The water resistant Sport Band is light and flexible for ultimate comfort and durability when working out, and is uniquely etched with ‘Apple Watch Hermès.’
Pricing & Availability
• Apple Watch Hermès is available in two different case sizes, 38 mm and 42 mm. The 38 mm Single Tour is RRP A$1,779 inc. GST; 42 mm Single Tour is RRP A$1,859 inc. GST; 38 mm Double Tour is RRP A$2,029 inc. GST; 42 mm Single Tour Deployment Buckle is RRP A$2,189 inc. GST; and 38 mm Double Buckle Cuff is RRP A$2,349 inc. GST from select Apple Stores and Apple.com.
• The Single Tour Band is RRP A$499 inc. GST, Double Tour is RRP A$749 inc. GST and Double Buckle Cuff is RRP A$1,069 inc. GST.
Every customer who buys Apple Watch Hermès will be offered free Personal Setup, in-store or online, to help set up and personalise their new Apple Watch with calendars, notifications, apps and more.
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