Hermes, Apple begin selling exclusive Apple Watch collection online [u]Availability of the Apple Watch Hermès has expanded online, as the French fashion house is now selling its exclusive collection of custom wearables via its website, and Apple has also joined into the fray [updated]
Update: The Apple Watch Hermès is now available through Apple's website as well.
The full lineup of Hermès watches are now listed on the company's site with advertised delivery from FedEx in one to ten business days. In-store pickup is not available, with Hermès referring to the Apple Watch as a "unique product."
The Apple Watch Hermès arrives in an orange box tied with Apple Watch Hermès Bolduc ribbon. The purchase come with a 30-day return policy in original condition and packaging, only if the internal white box remains sealed. An Apple Watch that has been paired with an iPhone cannot be returned or exchanged.
Shoppers interested in an AppleCare+ warranty must bring their Apple Watch Hermès into an Apple Store or visit Apple's website.
The Hermès collection was announced in September alongside new Apple Watch Sport colors and an expanded lineup of Sport Band options.
The Hermès package comes with a stainless steel Watch and leather straps designed exclusively for Apple's device. The Single Tour buckle, for example, is a classic wristwatch strap that starts at $1,100, while the Double Tour design wraps around the wrist twice and comes in at $1,250. The most expensive configuration is the $1,500 Cuff, which features a large leather strap and is only available with Apple's 42-millimeter Watch.
Prior to Friday's online launch, the Hermès lineup was only available at select Apple retail locations, such as Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Toronto. Hermès also sold the product through its own luxury boutiques.
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