Hermès Apple Watch bands are pricey even à la carte


Hermes Apple Watch bands are now available on their own.
Hermes Apple Watch bands are now available on their own.
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No need to let those new MacBooks hog all of the attention today — now, you can buy one of those super-luxe Hermès Apple Watch bands separately from the device.

This is, of course, assuming you already have an Apple Watch and enough scratch to bring home one of these things, which are as fabulous as they are ridiculously expensive. But along with their newfound independent retail status, the straps are premiering some new colors so that you can coordinate appropriately.

Here’s how the pricing and options break down.

Hermès offers three styles: the Single Tour, which wraps around your wrist once; the Double Tour, which takes another lap around your arm; and the Cuff, which combines a Single Tour with a thicker leather piece around the whole thing for a bolder statement. And here’s where it gets tricky.

The Single Tour is available in both 38mm and 42mm versions to accommodate both sizes of Apple Watch, and both versions cost $340. But while the 38mm Single Tour comes in seven colors (brown, orange, white, green, dark blue, red, and black), the 42mm version is only available in brown, orange, dark blue, and black.

So that’s the Single Tour. The $490 Double Tour makes things a bit easier because it only comes in a 38mm version. But it has some different color options: brown, orange, white, green, dark blue, red, silver, and light blue. But these are Hermès Apple Watch bands, so the granularity can’t just stop there. As it turns out, the Double Tour is available in both small and large sizes. The small has all of those color options I just listed, but the large is only available in brown, red, silver, and light blue.

The $690 Cuff is here to save us with simplicity, however, because you can only get it in a 42mm size. And you can have it in any color you want, as long as it’s brown.

Are you going to get some Hermès Apple Watch bands of your own? Let us know in the comments.


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