Apple Watch Hermès Packaging

matrix07

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But why are there two boxes? Are the bands going to be sold separately?
I think so. They have 3 bands so people can exchange them, on Apple Hermés Watch of course. You might buy extra band for yours but I don't think you'll get Hermés Watch faces.
 

kyemaloy

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Could be for the different shaped bands? I don't think the bands will be sold separately as the Watch cases have the Hermes logo engraved into them, I reckon the large cuffed one will have to come in the cube box whilst the plain smaller leather straps will come in the longer box.
 

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I think so. They have 3 bands so people can exchange them, on Apple Hermés Watch of course. You might buy extra band for yours but I don't think you'll get Hermés Watch faces.
I really don't think that's the case. The bands will not be sold separately. The cube box is for the Cuff and the Double Tour, and the long box is for the Single Tour. I'm just guessing because if the long box is the Double Tour's band, that would be too long for the box to look appealing.

For the Hermès version, if you want all 3 bands you might have to buy all 3 Apple Watches and I'm guessing that based on this logic. If you want all three bands, you must love Hermès so effing much. And if you love Hermès that much, I'm pretty sure you can afford to buy all 10 models they are offering without batting an eye.
 

matrix07

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I really don't think that's the case. The bands will not be sold separately. The cube box is for the Cuff and the Double Tour, and the long box is for the Single Tour. I'm just guessing because if the long box is the Double Tour's band, that would be too long for the box to look appealing.

For the Hermès version, if you want all 3 bands you might have to buy all 3 Apple Watches and I'm guessing that based on this logic. If you want all three bands, you must love Hermès so effing much. And if you love Hermès that much, I'm pretty sure you can afford to buy all 10 models they are offering without batting an eye.
Interesting. We shall see.
 

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I read that this is the first time Hermés is sharing branding on their packaging with another company.
It's also the first time another brand's name and logo have taken precedence over Apple's on their own product. The watch faces only say Hermes. No Apple anywhere - only engraved on the back.
 
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metsjetsfan

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You guys think the band is worth 1K?

Hermes wallets are 300-650. There is probably more leather there.
 

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It's also the first time another brand's name and logo have taken precedence over Apple's on their own product. The watch faces only say Hermes. No Apple anywhere - only engraved on the back.
None of the standard watch faces have Apple branding or logo anywhere so I don't really think of it as replacing. And if Apple does other partnerships I can see them going down this route. And my guess is additional partnerships will be with fashion houses not high end watchmakers. Think Chanel or Gucci. Less likely Louis Vuitton as its part of LVMH which owns Tag and other watch brands. I'm sure Apple will gauge the success of this partnership before doing others but I did see a number of tweets from people saying they had zero interest in an Watch but want one of these Watch Hermés watches.

This is something I think Apple can do that Android OEMs can't. No Android OEM has the cachet that Apple does. And look at Tag, they're working directly with Google and Intel on a watch, not partnering with an OEM, so the OEMs will have competition from watchmakers. If Tag announces a nice smartwatch why would someone buy one of the pricier LG or Huawei watches? All they can do then is compete on price, which means either losing money or having to go the lower quality route in order to not lose money.
 

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None of the standard watch faces have Apple branding or logo anywhere so I don't really think of it as replacing.
No, but they don't have another company's logo either. The Hermes logo takes absolute precedence.

I think you're definitely right about the other fashion houses, Tiffany too has a unique branding they could bring to the Apple watch.
 

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I really don't think that's the case. The bands will not be sold separately. The cube box is for the Cuff and the Double Tour, and the long box is for the Single Tour. I'm just guessing because if the long box is the Double Tour's band, that would be too long for the box to look appealing.

For the Hermès version, if you want all 3 bands you might have to buy all 3 Apple Watches and I'm guessing that based on this logic. If you want all three bands, you must love Hermès so effing much. And if you love Hermès that much, I'm pretty sure you can afford to buy all 10 models they are offering without batting an eye.
It doesn't make sense for the single tour to come in a skinny long box when every other SS comes in the large square box. This Hermes collection has a lot of different bands to choose from and both companies would be stupid to restrict them to a full watch.

I'm thinking that the separate bands will cost the close to the difference between the full price and a normal SS. So the single tour would be somewhere around $500.
 
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It doesn't make sense for the single tour to come in a skinny long box when every other SS comes in the large square box.
And it doesn't make sense for separate Hermes bands to come in a tall long box when every other Apple bands come in a skinny long box. I predict that the long box is for the Double Tour, housed on its side with each band angled perpendicular to the watch case.

Edit: I just did a search for Hermes Cape Code Double Tour. Looks like the poster you replied to might be correct that the square box is for the Double Tour and cuff and the long box is for the Single Tour.

 
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No, but they don't have another company's logo either. The Hermes logo takes absolute precedence.

I think you're definitely right about the other fashion houses, Tiffany too has a unique branding they could bring to the Apple watch.
One could maybe argue that the Mickey Mouse face is another company's logo. I'm sure they had to get approval.
 

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I held off on buying an Apple Watch, but I must admit this really piqued my interest. I can't wait until October 5.
 

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It doesn't make sense for the single tour to come in a skinny long box when every other SS comes in the large square box. This Hermes collection has a lot of different bands to choose from and both companies would be stupid to restrict them to a full watch.

I'm thinking that the separate bands will cost the close to the difference between the full price and a normal SS. So the single tour would be somewhere around $500.
Hermès Single Tour watches are traditionally sold in long watch boxes—their other watches are sold in more square boxes.

Also, these are going to be cheaper than their watches usually are—so don't bet on individual bands being for sale. If you have to buy a new watch to get a new style for traditional Hermès watches, you're going to have to do that with the Apple Watch Hermès.
 
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Also, these are going to be cheaper than their watches usually are—so don't bet on individual bands being for sale. If you have to buy a new watch to get a new style for traditional Hermès watches, you're going to have to do that with the Apple Watch Hermès.
Another reason why it's virtually assured that Apple will open up the Watch to multiple pairings per iPhone. Otherwise Apple is just shooting themselves in the foot providing a disincentive toward buying multiple watches for personal use.

http://howtospendit.ft.com/gadgets/91013-hermes-new-apple-watch
 
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No, but they don't have another company's logo either. The Hermes logo takes absolute precedence.

I think you're definitely right about the other fashion houses, Tiffany too has a unique branding they could bring to the Apple watch.
They now have the turquoise band which my wife loves. If they did cobrand and came out in that iconic turquoise box, I think it could be the next rose gold hype. I know my wife would go bananas and my wallet would be depleted.
 

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i think my wife probably wishes she waited for this one instead of the version i bought for her.. (butterfly clasp stainless steel).
 
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