I’ve never been a fan of the Apple Watch, both in terms of functionality and aesthetics. Truth be told, I thought it was lacking in the looks department. Turns out, a good band can really do a lot for a timepiece because Cupertino’s smartwatch looks something entirely different when paired with these classy leather bands from Hermès.
Officially called Apple Watch Hermès, the collection includes three styles of bands: Single Tour, Double Tour, and Cuff. They’re going to be joined by an exclusive Hermes watch face available only for the collection, which, we have to admit, really makes the whole thing look like proper jewelry, rather than a tech toy.
The star of the show is the Double Tour leather band, which is built to pair with the smaller 38mm Apple Watches. Designed by Martin Margiela during his run at Hermès, it features an extra-long band that wraps around the wrist twice, creating a distinctive look that, we’re guessing, the woman (or women, we don’t judge) in your life will appreciate. It comes in four colors: Fauve, Etain, Capucine, and Bleu Jean (yeah, I don’t know what colors those are, either). The Single Tour, on the other hand, is a more traditional leather band, with a buckle reminiscent of those on a horse’s girth strap. It’s designed for both 38mm and 42mm stainless steel models. The Cuff, designed for 42mm models, is one of those wide watch bands that should appeal to men who prefer their wrist candy with a little masculine gruff.
Pricing for the Apple Watch Hermès starts at $1,100.