Apple Watch Hermès Series 5 with All-Black Finish

By Paul Joseph

American tech giants Apple have unveiled the latest iteration of their fitness wearable, the Apple Watch Hermès Series 5.

For the 5th generation of the hugely popular smartwatch, Apple once again collaborated with French luxury brand Hermès who worked on the watch along with a range of leather straps.

Like the previous Apple Watch Hermès editions, the new smartwatch comes with a variety of exclusive watch faces, each with the luxury brand’s name etched on the back.

The new Series 5 will be available in two case styles of Space Black and polished steel, both in 40mm or 44mm sizes. The Space Black edition wears a dark theme with its black stainless steel case, a matching all-black watch face and a Swift leather band.

The new range of straps is available in “Single Tour” standard length or “Double Tour" extra-long version, both in solid shades or a combination of solid colour and a printed motif taken from the Hermes “Della Cavalleria” scarf.

Perhaps the most notable augmentation comes in the form of a new always-on display, which stays dim when the wrist is turned away and never turns completely off. Apple says the 5th generation model has an 18-hour battery life as previous models despite the always-on display.

The standard Apple Watch 5 has been launched in new build materials, which include Titanium and Ceramic versions placed on top of the existing aluminium models.

Pricing for the Apple Watch Series 5 Hermès editions starts at $1,249 and rises to $1,499. It will be available on sale in selected Hermès and Apple stores from 20 September.

By Paul Joseph