“Earlier this month, Apple announced that it would make the premium Hermès bands for Apple Watch available as a standalone purchase and today it has done just that,” Chance Miller reports for 9to5Mac. “Now, Apple Watch customers can purchase a Hermès band for their Apple Watch separately via Apple’s online store.”
“Previously, the only way to obtain a Hermès band was to buy it paired with the Apple Watch itself,” Miller reports.
“Now, the Hermès Single Tour band is available for $340 by itself… The Hermès Double Tour band is available solely in the 38mm variety and comes in at $490,” Miller reports. “Rounding out the Hermès Apple Watch band lineup is the Cuff option, which is available only in a 42mm size and in deer brown. The Cuff band will run interested customers $690.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Gorgeous Hermès quality for any Apple Watch further separates the Apple Watch experience from the myriad low-end stupidwatches that currently litter the market.
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The bands are pretty solidly built, kinda fancy, but they’ll last a very long time if you take care of them.
Yep. A dead ringer for my ex girl friend. She’d load up on bracelets too, and swat you with ’em if you remarked out of turn.
Alternative take: stupidly overpriced straps now available for the gullibly rich. One has the added bonus of making your watch harder to use!
Why is it that gullible people are RICH? Gee, they must’ve done something right…
Really? This really needs explaining?
I’m not saying only rich people are gullible. But you’d have to be rich *and* gullible to afford this. Poor gullible people are welcome to save up and prove they’re equally stupid, if not moreso, to pay more than the cost of the watch for a brown leather strap.
Also, there are a lot of astoundingly stupid/lucky people who are rich, so them having done something right to have their money isn’t a certain thing by any means.
I have the solution to your problem, stop being poor!
So, how do you get access to the Hermes watch face after you purchase the band?
I’m really interested in this – as a dev i’ve been wondering how to test AW apps on the Hermes one- apple wouldn’t want multiple builds for the same watchOS but in Xcode there’s no way to sim a Hermes watch, or an option i can find at least…
surely we need this for proper testing and QA!