Hermés unveils '80s fashion inspired Apple Watch band

Posted on Nov 27 2016 - 7:25pm by Huzoor Bux

While many were focused on Black Friday deals on electronics, one of Apple’s biggest partners, Hermés, released a special holiday treat: a new Apple Watch band. 

The new band, called the Equateur tatouage, joins the brand’s Single Tour line of Apple Watch bands and is offered in 38mm ($410) and 42mm ($340) sizes. 

The mostly black and white band is covered in a jungle foliage design and features a dash of color in the form of a stalking leopard. The design, which is the first Apple Watch band from Hermés offering graphics instead of a solid color, is printed on calfskin. 

Hewing toward the current resurgence of disco-era influences in fashion, the design is actually a throwback to the ’80s, recalling a scarf print by artist and Hermés illustrator Robert Dallet, who passed away in 2006. 

Dallet’s illustrations, often featuring lions and tigers, graced some of the most best known Hermés scarves in years past, and now echoes of those designs live on via the Apple Watch. 

According to WWD, the bands are currently only available at Hermés stores and at the brand’s website.   

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