We’ve known for a while now that a fortunate few people with close ties to Apple have been testing the Apple Watch in the wild, but this may be our best glimpse yet.
Posted on Instagram by Vogue international editor Suzy Menkes, the picture shows a man’s arm (thereby ruling out Menkes herself) sporting the chic Apple smartwatch, which Apple has been heavily promoting in fashion and design circles.
“So here is that new Apple watch gleaming and glinting and performing at the dinner table,” Menkes wrote. “Who owns the arm?! A free Apple watch for anyone who guesses right!”
Sadly, she went on to add that she was “only kidding.”
As noted, the owner of the Apple Watch (and arm) is a mystery, but it could well be Jony Ive’s designer BFF Marc Newson, who last year revealed that he was working part-time at Apple on a top secret project. Given Newson’s background in watch design, his friendship with Jony Ive and, notably, his dark hair coloring, all the pieces seem to add up to him being the Apple Watch owner in question.
Cult of Mac did a bit more digging and carried out the following hand comparisons: seemingly confirming (based on the veins and hair pattern) that this is Newson.
The Apple Watch is set to roll out in the first quarter of this year for customers in Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, the U.S. and the U.K. Sadly, other markets may have to wait a bit longer.
In the meantime, if you just can’t contain your excitement any longer, you can always check out this Apple Watch simulator. Or order one of the cheap (non-working) ripoffs which popped up at last week’s CES in Las Vegas.