Make your Apple Watch look luxe for less with new Hermès bands

You don't have to buy an Hermès-branded Apple Watch to get those high-end straps anymore.

The Apple Watch Hermès collection is gorgeous, but that luxury affiliation comes with a high price tag: between $1,000 and $1,500 for a stainless steel case and leather band. But now Apple is selling the Hermès bands a la carte, so you can spend a little less on a luxe look.

The single tour, double tour, and cuff bands will be sold separately from the watch itself beginning April 19. While you won’t get the custom Hermés watch face if you buy the bands separately (or the extra year of warranty protection), you will spend less and have more color options than buying the watch and band as a set. There are also new colors to choose from. The new bands come in fauve, noir (black), feu (red), blanc (white), bleu paon (green) and blue saphir (a beautiful midnight blue). The single tour is designed for both 38mm and 42mm watches, while the double tour is for 38mm and the cuff is for 42mm models. Not all colors are available for all styles.

apple watch hermes bands Apple

The new Hermès single tour bands come in a variety of new colors.

The Hermès straps are, of course, far more expensive than Apple’s high-end leather options. According to watch news site A Blog to Watch, the single tour band is $340, the double tour is $490, and the cuff is $690. Apple's leather watch bands range from $149 to $249.

There are a few stylish Hermès-like bands on the market that feel high-end without costing a fortune—we tested a few of them here. And while they obviously can’t match the hand-crafted look and feel of an Hermès cuff, they’re a fraction of the price.

But if you’ve got a few hundred bucks to spare to make your Apple Watch look and feel extra fancy, the Hermès bands are the classiest options around.

Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Apple Watch accessoriesApple watch

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Caitlin McGarry

Macworld.com
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Crucial Ballistix Elite 32GB Kit (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 UDIMM

Learn more >

Gadgets & Things

Lexar® Professional 1000x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards

Learn more >

Family Friendly

Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive 

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Plox Star Wars Death Star Levitating Bluetooth Speaker

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?