Apple Inc. and Hermès International S.A. this week said it will release the Apple Watch Hermès to select Apple and Hermès stores globally Oct. 5.
The Apple Watch Hermès will combine leather watch straps handmade by Hermès artisans in France with an Hermès watch face reinterpreted by Apple.
The Apple Watch Hermès will be sold in 42mm and 38mm stainless steel cases with three band versions – the Single Tour in 38mm or 42mm case starting at $1100, the Double Tour in 38mm case at $1250, and the Cuff with 42mm case at $1500, each available in colors including Fauve Barenia, Etain, Noir and Capucine.
“At Hermès, we strive to provide our clients with elegant, creative and functional objects for their everyday lives,” said Pierre-Alexis Dumas, Hermès’ executive vice president in charge of artistic direction.
“What more contemporary and relevant expression of this principle could there be than this collaboration with Apple. We are strongly united by the same deeply held ideas and principles. I see it as the establishment of an alliance in excellence; like horse and carriage, a perfect team.”
The product will be sold in select stores in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, the UK and the US.