Last month we learned that Apple was teaming up with French luxury brand Hermès for a luxury model of its first smartwatch. Fans of the French brand should love this version. Just be aware that the finer things in life come with a hefty price tag.
This should not be a shock to anyone, since Apple has been pushing the Apple Watch as a fashion accessory. Of course a brand like Hermes would want to team up with them. It makes sense and more importantly, it makes money.
The Apple Watch Hermès collection starts at $1,100 and goes up from there. There are models available in Single Tour, Double Tour and Cuff bands. Also all of the watches in this collection are going to feature exclusive watch faces designed by the fashion house for the Apple Watch. So you really are getting something different for the price at least, not just a name.
Purchasing a model might be challenging though. You can’t just head over to Apple’s online store and get one. The models will only be available in 70 retail stores across the globe which includes Apple Stores, Hermès boutiques and other high-end department stores like Maxfield in Los Angeles and Selfridges in London. Good luck finding one.