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Apple Watch Series 7 offers larger, more durable display, previews new collabs with Nike and Hermès

Apple has unveiled the Apple Watch Series 7, featuring a larger, more durable display, and previewed its latest collaborations with sports brand Nike and French luxury goods outfit Hermès (pictured above).

So is it time to upgrade your current Apple Watch or buy your first? Here’s what you need to know…

Sporting a reengineered Always-On Retina display, the Apple Watch Series 7 has a significantly bigger screen area with thinner borders, compared to previous models.

The display has nearly 20 percent more screen area and thin 1.7 mm borders. While the screen area is larger, the actual dimensions of the watch have barely changed from its predecessor.

The Apple Watch Series 7 is available in 41mm and 45mm sizes. While the wrist is down, the Always-On Retina display is said to be 70 percent brighter indoors than an Apple Watch Series 6, making it easier to see the watch face without having to lift the wrist or wake the display.

The user interface has also been optimised for this larger display, offering greater readability and ease of use, along with two unique watch faces, Contour and Modular Duo, designed specifically for the new device.

There are two additional larger font sizes, and a new QWERTY keyboard that can be tapped or swiped with QuickPath. On-device machine learning anticipates the next word based on the context, making text entry easier and faster.

Battery life remains unchanged, at 18-hours, but charging is said to be 33 percent faster.

The maker says the Series 7 has a stronger, more crack-resistant front crystal. The front crystal is over 50 percent thicker than that of Apple Watch Series 6, making it more crack-resistant.

It’s also the first Apple Watch to have an IP6X certification for resistance to dust, and maintains a WR50 water resistance rating.

Apple hopes fashionistas will be entranced by five new aluminium case finishes, including Midnight, Starlight, Green, and a new Blue and (PRODUCT)RED, along with a range of new Band colours and styles.

Naturally, the Series 7 is backward compatible with previously released Apple Watch bands.

Apple says the Series 7 has a stronger, more crack-resistant front crystal, over 50 percent thicker than that of Apple Watch Series 6…

Coming later this year are new Apple Watch collaborations with Nike and Hermès, featuring fresh bands and watch faces. The refreshed Nike Sport Loop comes in three colours, and features the Nike Swoosh and logo text incorporated into the weave of the Band. The new Nike Bounce watch face dynamically animates with the tap of the screen, scroll of the Digital Crown, or move of the wrist.

Apple Watch Hermès introduces two new styles, in addition to colour updates across the Classic, Attelage, and Jumping styles. Circuit H is a bold graphic representation of a signature anchor chain design, printed in Swift leather with a complementary watch face, while the Gourmette Double Tour pays homage to 1930s Hermès collars, with links weaving together in supple Fauve Barénia leather. This Band wraps twice around the wrist, representing the recurring chain motif.

All Apple Watch Series 7 models will be available later this autumn.

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Hermes Apple Watch Owners Thread

Looking great! I love that Link. Which leather came with that?

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arximus

awesome Band! Been switching between the Hermès Orange silicon and leather, wondering what Band and how it feels. Been looking around for a solid bracelet for awhile. Cheers!

Leonardpineda93

I don’t really have a discussion but just wanted to share a pic of my Hermes series 6 View attachment 15786663

jonakeema

Have always considered buying the hermes version.- having never bought an expensive timepiece and having a watch that only costs ~500, wouldn’t mind buying something a tad bit nicer given I effectively wear it everyday. Primarily when out for nicer social events, would be nice to have something that doesn’t also double as my fitness tracker.

kjc28

I am really considering Hermes version of Apple Watch 7. I currently have Nike Apple Watch, and use one of the Nike exclusive faces. The Hermes watch faces on Apple Watch 6 looked really good.

watchcrank_tx

Asked in another thread but might as well ask here to: is going Hermès still the only way to get black stainless to match the black stainless link bracelet, since the basic stainless line went to “graphite” instead of “midnight” or whatever? Feeling after three generations on AW that I probably ought to spring for the link bracelet, but seriously annoyed at the thought of the upcharge if I have to go Hermès solely to get it to match.

On the other hand, the included Hermès leather straps look great. On the other, other hand, I love the color orange, but the black Hermès models don’t come with the orange silicone strap.

SaMaster14

Went Hermes for the first time when I purchased my Series 7. Received the watch on the first day of orders. Love the craftsmanship on the strap and the face/dial options! Wearing mine today.

Sncarney18

Above is my wrist shot and unboxing. My SBSS7 arrived today. I made the right choice and glad I finally pulled the trigger in a Hermes edition.

DougFNJ

Asked in another thread but might as well ask here to: is going Hermès still the only way to get black stainless to match the black stainless link bracelet, since the basic stainless line went to “graphite” instead of “midnight” or whatever? Feeling after three generations on AW that I probably ought to spring for the link bracelet, but seriously annoyed at the thought of the upcharge if I have to go Hermès solely to get it to match.

On the other hand, the included Hermès leather straps look great. On the other, other hand, I love the color orange, but the black Hermès models don’t come with the orange silicone strap.

I hope they go back to allowing purchases of Space Black without the Hermes up charge, but the leather is definitely worth it. I’ve had the bracelet since Series 0 and it’s held up incredibly well. There is a way to get the Hermes Orange straps by calling Apple Support and telling them you did something to the current straps, request orange and they’ve been pretty liberal with the policy. I believe they charge 50-60 for the new straps. You do need to have a serial number that is attached to a Hermes watch though.

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Hermès adds new colors to its Apple Watch strap range to celebrate standalone sales

Apple announced its new partnership with Hermès in September 2015, where the fashion house would design exclusive straps and watch faces to accompany the Apple Watch. Sales started the month after, but at the time you had to make an effort to find a retail store that sold them. That changed in early 2016, but what didn’t is the fact you still need plenty of disposable cash ready for when you arrive.

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Straps sold separately

Hermès will sell the classy straps separately starting April 19, ready for existing Apple Watch owners to add some fashion flair to the smartwatch. Currently listed as coming soon on Hermès website, the vary, but aren’t cheap. The Single Tour costs 340 in either 38mm or 42mm sizes, the Double Tour and Double Tour Long are 490, while the Cuff is 690.

There are several new colors available, but only for the Single Tour and standard length Double Tour bands, which are white, a gorgeous peacock blue, sapphire blue, and fire orange. Deer brown is your only choice should you opt for the Double Tour Long, or the Cuff straps.

While not cheap, if you haven’t purchased an Apple Watch already, combining one with a Sport model will give you the full Hermès look for a considerably lower price than before. Previously, the cheapest model would have cost 1,100, but with Apple’s new Watch price and by choosing a Single Tour strap, you can have a complete set for 640. No, you won’t get the watch faces, but you’ll save plenty of money.

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Online sales

There’s definitely something exquisite about an étain Double Tour Apple Watch Hermès with a custom single digit Espace watch face; but to buy one, you always had to leave the house. Following a rumor report from Fashionista, that has all changed; as Apple has put the watch on sale through its own online store.

Apple will sell you one here, and there are ten different configurations from which to choose, all starting at 1,100 and rising to 1,500. However, there’s no sign of the Hermès Apple Watch being sold through Hermès own online outlet. It was mentioned in the Fashionista report the fashion designer would be selling the smartwatch online, so this may change in the future.

If you can’t wait, or would prefer to see one in person before buying, the Hermès models are available through certain Apple retail stores and boutiques around the world. Apple’s helpfully put a list online so you can find the nearest to you.

Which one to buy?

There are three models, the Single Tour, the Double Tour, and the Cuff — and all provide very different looks to the regular versions sold by Apple. The Single Tour is a traditional strap made from leather with a Hermès branded, stainless steel buckle, in either fauve, noir, or capucine colors. It comes attached to either the 38mm or 42mm stainless steel Watch body, and costs 1,100.

The 1,250 Double Tour is an extra long version of the Single Tour’s strap, and is designed to wrap around your wrist twice. It’s paired with the 38mm Apple Watch, and is available in four colors: bleu jean, étain, capucine, and fauve. Finally, the 1,500 Cuff is only made for the 42mm stainless steel Apple Watch, and only comes in a fauve-colored calf leather.

Neither Apple or Hermès will sell the bands separately, and there’s a reason — an exclusive, customizable Watch face. The minimalist face can be altered to show 12, four, or just one number along with the hands and a Hermès logo, and in one of three different typefaces. Three complications — that’s watch-speak for on-screen gadgets, and a part of WatchOS 2 — can be added to each face: A stopwatch, the date, and a world clock.

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You’ll have to splash out to wear a Hermès Apple Watch, but it just may be worth it.

Previous updates:

Updated on 04-08-2016 by Andy Boxall: Added in news Apple now sells Hermès straps separately

Updated on 01-27-2016 by Andy Boxall: Added in news the Apple Watch Hermès is now sold online

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Updated on 01-20-2016 by Andy Boxall: Added in news the Apple Watch Hermès may go on sale online in January

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