The world’s most coveted Apple watch just got even more beautiful. Baroque Access finds out all about it
When Apple launched its next generation Watch, the Series 2 in September, what got everybody talking wasn’t the ceramic white offering or a new choice of colors; it was the Watch Series 2 by Hermès. Not only did the watch itself come out in different styles and a treasure trove of watch bands in bold new colors. There was also a stunning, brand new watch strap style, the Double Buckle Cuff. All in all, the Hermès iteration was the highlight of the launch, and no wonder – it’s a perfect combination of design and sophistication, a Hermès trademark.
Both Apple and Hermès have a shared ambition for creating items that marry beauty and utility. Hermès’ finely crafted leather bands come in various styles, all distinctive of the luxury accessories brand. Also included are exclusive Hermès watch face designs inspired by Hermès’ iconic timepieces such as the Cape Code, the Clipper and Espace Hermès.
The result is a coveted watch that personifies the modern lifestyle and offers an authentic, exclusive accessory. In total, Apple offers seven different Hermès models, all designed with handcrafted leather. Three of the watches are available with Single Tour bands, two with Double Tour bands, one with a Single Tour Deployment Buckle and one with a Double Buckle Cuff. Prices range between $1,149 and $1,499 in the US.
The new cuff, the Double Buckle, is available in Swift and Epsom calfskin leathers in a series of new colors including Rose Jaipur, Bleu Agate and Étoupe. The Single and Double Tour styles are both available in a selection of new colors.
The Apple Watch Series 2 itself now offers even more features, including GPS, water resistance to 50 meters, a display that is twice as bright as the watch’s predecessor, a powerful dual-core processor and watch OS3. The Hermès watches also include an exclusive Sport Band in the brand’s signature orange color. It’s light, flexible, comfortable and durable for working out or wearing all the time.
Like all Apple watches, Apple Watch Hermès is available in two different case sizes – 38mm and 42mm. These exclusive Hermès iterations have been available since 23 September in various countries around the world, including the US, UK, Hong Kong, Australia, Belgium, many European countries, Taiwan and the UAE. Those who purchase the exclusive Hermès watches will be offered free Personal Setup to help set up and personalize their watches.