Hermès Debuts Apple Watch Series 9 Collection Including Leather Bands

Hermès has debuted its new Apple Watch Series 9 case and band collection, including some new leather band options not available from Apple's website.

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Apple has removed all leather iPhone cases and Apple Watch bands – including Hermès bands – from its website as part of a significant new sustainability push. However, as part of the continuing partnership between Apple and Hermès, the luxury watch boutique is free to continue selling ‌Apple Watch Series 9‌ models with bands made of calfskin.

Among several new Hermès Single Tour and Double Tour bands made of knitted nylon and woven nylon, several color options made of calfskin can be found. Prices for Hermès ‌Apple Watch Series 9‌ bands range from $349 to $589, while watch and band combinations range from $1,249 to $1,539.

All of the bands are available to pre-order today. Hermès will begin shipping orders after September 22, according to its website.

As for Apple, the company on Tuesday announced a new textile it's calling "FineWoven," which is made of 68 percent post-consumer content and is overall more environmentally friendly compared to the company's previous line of leather accessories. Apple also confirmed it will no longer use leather for new Apple accessories.

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Top Rated Comments

daniesy Avatar
8 months ago
Leather for the rich, recycled crap for the poor.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
omenatarhuri Avatar
8 months ago
Calfskin? Using baby cow leather for a stupid watch just seems cruel. I hope not all leather is calfskin.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GDF Avatar
8 months ago

Good for Apple to finally ditch leather. It was funny that even some car manufacturers were more sustainable in this matter
Not good. Give the customers a choice to buy leather or not. I want a leather case and think it is foolish to not offer them and instead get some imitation at similar price as real leather.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ProfessionalFan Avatar
8 months ago

Rumors of the partnership’s demise were greatly exaggerated, seeing as they’ve released double the bands this season—probably the most they’ve ever done at once.
Just one of many rumors that ended up wrong this cycle but the same leakers will be considered reliable next time around anyway.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
beanbaguk Avatar
8 months ago

Good for Apple to finally ditch leather. It was funny that even some car manufacturers were more sustainable in this matter
How is leather a bad thing? All alternatives are plastic. Non-environmentally friendly, they don't biodegrade, when they do degrade, they break down into microplastics that invade our live ecosystem and then enter our own bodies. So-called "vegan" leather is terrible in terms of durability and quality. It also doesn't "breathe" so you sweat more and is just generally crummy.

Leather is sustainable, long-lasting, biodegradable and looks a million times better.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coredev Avatar
8 months ago

Not good. Give the customers a choice to buy leather or not. I want a leather case and think it is foolish to not offer them and instead get some imitation at similar price as real leather.
Interesting. You want choice and think you have a right to buy leather although it is proven to be bad for the environment and is based on animal cruelty. Fine. It's your choice and with current laws you have that right.

But why do you think Apple as a company does not have the right to stop selling leather accessories?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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