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Apple reveals new Watch colors and a leather Hermes band

Steve Dent, @stevetdent
September 9, 2015
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Apple is trying to put a bit more style and choice into its Watch, so it has just announced an assortment of new bands. The company partnered with French luxury goods maker Hermes to create a hand-stitched leather model (above) that might appeal to folks looking for something more classic than plastic or metal. The priciest version is a "Double Tour" Watch model that wraps twice around your wrist and runs $1,250 (38mm Watch only), while the Single Tour for 38mm and 42mm Watch models starts at $1,100. To complete the effect, there are also matching Hermes watch faces, which we'd hope are included for those prices.

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If that's too rich, Cupertino also revealed around 10 new, more affordable Sports Watch bands in various colors and styles. For instance, if you like the Space Black stainless steel Watch, but don't feel like spending $1,049 (38mm) with the matching metal bracelet, it's now available for $549 with a Black Sport Band. You can also get a special edition stainless steel "Product Red" Watch (with a new red strap and watch face) starting at $549 (38mm), with a portion of the proceeds going toward the fight against AIDS.

On top of the new bands, there are new rose gold and gold aluminum Sport models that cost the same as the existing anodized aluminum Sport Watches ($349 for 38mm, $399 for 42mm). This isn't random, of course. The Watch Sport now comes in the same colors as the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus -- Silver Aluminum, Space Gray, Gold and Rose Gold.

Get all the news from today's iPhone event right here.

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