Date: Wednesday, January 20th, 2016, 07:01
Category: Apple Watch, News, Wearables
Amid the watchOS 2.2 and next-gen Apple Watch rumors, potential buyers are about to get a dose of fashionable options.
Four months after announcing a special Apple Watch edition created in collaboration with French fashion house Hermes, Apple is taking the device out of limited availability and will begin online sales starting Friday.
The 10 styles and sizes will debut online on Friday and be available through both Apple.com and Hermes.com.
Announced in September alongside new Apple Watch Sport colors and a fall collection of Sport Band options, the Hermes package comes with a stainless steel Watch and leather straps designed exclusively for Apple’s device. The Single Tour buckle, for example, is a classic wristwatch strap that starts at $1,100, while the Double Tour design wraps around the wrist twice and comes in at $1,250. The most expensive configuration is the $1,500 Cuff, which features a large leather strap and is only available with Apple’s 42mm Watch.
The Hermes line hit the shelves back in October at select Apple retail locations, such as Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Toronto. Hermes also sold the product through its luxury boutiques.
Per Apple’s Jony Ive, the Hermes partnership was in the works well before October and Apple allowed the fashion firm access to early models of the device.
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