Recently Apple announced that the Hermès bands will now be sold separately. Until now, the only way to get an Apple Watch with a premium Hermès band was to buy the watch with the band, from the Apple Store. The Apple Watch Hermès bands will be available for sale from coming April 19th whereas the prices of the bands will start at $340. Previously it was only offered in a single color, that is Fauve brown but now Apple will be selling the Hermès bands in several different colors.
The colors that will be available for the Hermès bands are Fauve brown, Feu red, blanc white, Bleu Paon green and Blue Saphir blue shades. These colors will be available in Double Tour, Single Tour and Cuff bands from April 19, 2016. The Important thing to note is the availability of the bands will vary according to Apple Watch size that is why not all colors will be available for both 42 mm and 38 mm watch sizes.
Currently, the Apple Watches with the Hermès bands are priced at $450 premium over the steel Watches. Therefore, the standalone bands will also be quite expensive. According to the reports, the prices for the latest bands will start at $340. The Single Tour is expected to be priced at $340, the Double Tour at $490, and the Cuff for $690.
This decision of Apple to sell the Hermès bands as separately is good news for those Apple Watch owners who were looking to add a premium style to their Apple Watch. Those who already own the standard Apple Watch can now buy the Hermès bands, without having to shell out for a whole new Watch body at the same time.
People who are interested in vibrant colors also have more options available to them now. The latest Hermès bands models can also be gifted to friends and family. The bands add a significantly stylish and premium feel to the Apple Watches.
Apple is adding more and more choices to its Apple Watch portfolio. Last month, Apple introduced new Apple Watch models with the bands which are available in a variety of new colors and bands. The new models include a new set of nylon bands and a Space Black Milanese Loop as well.