The iPad Pro, iPhone 6s, and the new Apple TV were just a few of the stars announced at Apple’s keynote this week. One that I feel was overlooked, and I’m most excited about is their first Apple Watch collaboration.
Apple and French luxury brand Hermès unveiled Apple Watch Hermès, a new collection of Apple Watch in stainless steel, paired with finely crafted leather bands in a few distinctive styles from Hermès, including the Single Tour, Double Tour, and Cuff.
“Apple and Hermès make very different products, but they reflect the deep appreciation of quality design,” said Jonathan Ive, Apple’s chief design officer. “Both companies are motivated by a sincere pursuit of excellence and the desire to create something that is not compromised. Apple Watch Hermès is a true testament to that belief.”
What stands out from other Apple Watches are the three exclusive dial designs inspired by Clipper, Espace and Cape Cod Hermès watches. As of right now these dial faces will only appear on this collection, or until someone figures out how to port them over. I’m sure the latter will follow shortly after.
The Single Tour with the 38 mm stainless steel case comes in fauve Barenia leather, noir box leather and capucine Swift leather, while the Single Tour with 42 mm stainless steel case comes in fauve Barenia leather and noir box leather. The Double Tour pairs with the 38 mm stainless steel case and is available in fauve Barenia leather and bleu jean, capucine and etain Swift leather. The Cuff pairs with the 42 mm stainless steel case and is available in fauve Barenia leather only. Across the collection, each stainless steel case features an etching of the Hermès signature.
To learn more about the Apple Watch Hermès Collection, visit Apple.com.