Apple and HermÃƒÂ¨s today introduced Apple Watch HermÃƒÂ¨s, a new collection of Apple Watch in stainless steel with finely crafted leather bands in distinctive styles from HermÃƒÂ¨s, including the Single Tour, Double Tour and Cuff, while respecting the design and functionality of the Apple Watch.
The collaboration merges AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s unparalleled product innovation with the heritage, iconography and craftsmanship of HermÃƒÂ¨s, creating a unique expression of AppleÃ‚Â Watch.
Jonathan Ive, AppleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s chief design officer said,
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Apple and HermÃƒÂ¨s make very different products, but they reflect the deep appreciation of quality design,Ã¢â‚¬Â. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Both companies are motivated by a sincere pursuit of excellence and the desire to create something that is not compromised. Apple Watch HermÃƒÂ¨s is a true testament to that belief.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Pierre-Alexis Dumas, HermÃƒÂ¨sÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ executive vice president in charge of artistic direction said,
Ã¢â‚¬Å“At HermÃƒÂ¨s, we strive to provide our clients with elegant, creative and functional objects for their everyday lives,Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“What more contemporary and relevant expression of this principle could there be than this collaboration with Apple. We are strongly united by the same deeply held ideas and principles. I see it as the establishment of an alliance in excellence; like horse and carriage, a perfect team.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The Single Tour with the 38 mm stainless steel case comes in fauve Barenia leather, noir box leather and capucine Swift leather, while the Single Tour with 42 mm stainless steel case comes in fauve Barenia leather and noir box leather. The Double Tour pairs with the 38 mm stainless steel case and is available in fauve Barenia leather and bleu jean, capucine and etain Swift leather. The Cuff pairs with the 42 mm stainless steel case and is available in fauve Barenia leather only. Across the collection, each stainlessÃ‚Â steel case features an etching of the HermÃƒÂ¨s signature and includes a customizable face with three exclusive dial designs inspired by Clipper, Cape Cod and Espace HermÃƒÂ¨s watches.
Apple Watch HermÃƒÂ¨s starts at $1,100 (US) for the 38 mm stainless steel case with the Single Tour, $1,150 (US) for the 42 mm stainless steel case with the Single Tour, $1,250 (US) for the 38 mm stainless steel case with the Double Tour and $1,500 (US) for the 42 mm stainless steel case with the Cuff.
The collection will be available at select Apple retail stores, select HermÃƒÂ¨s stores, specialty stores and department stores beginningÃ‚Â October 5 in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Singapore,Ã‚Â Switzerland, the UK and the US.