Get a closer look at the el cheapo gold Apple Watch

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The gold Apple Watch looks great with a navy band.
The gold Apple Watch looks great with a navy band.
Photo: Blake Kimball

Apple fans can’t purchase the iPhone 6s, Apple TV, or iPad Pro that were unveiled yesterday, but if you’re lucky you can pick up the cheap gold Apple Watch Sport today, now that Apple Stores have received limited supplies of new units.

Cult of Mac got an early look at the new gold finish thanks to a reader who already scooped up a 42mm gold Apple Watch Sport at the Apple Store in Gilbert, Arizona, and while the new model is way cheaper than its expensive Edition sibling, it still looks like a million bucks.

Take a closer look:

Gold Apple Watch
It’s not real gold, but it looks just as good. Photo: Blake Kimball

The new gold finish comes with four sport band color options: lavender, stone, antique white, and midnight blue. Our friend Blake Kimball chose the midnight blue option because he previously owned the stainless steel Apple Watch with navy leather loop.

“I dig it,” Blake told Cult of Mac, referring to the new gold and navy color combo. “I’ve always wanted gold, so I’m glad they did this. I think they were struggling to attract female buyers a bit and these new colors will help.”

The back of the gold Apple Watch Sport is identical to the other models. Instead of using sapphire glass for the front like the Edition, it utilizes Ion-X glass with a composite ceramic back.

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Stores are also carrying the rose gold finish as well, if you like a little more pink in your metal. The folks over at Tech Daily got their wrists on a the 38mm rose gold Apple Watch Sport with lavender band. You can watch their unboxing video below: