Apple today expanded its offering of first-party Apple Watch bands with all-new Spring-themed straps. Featuring a new Striped Woven Nylon band, among the other ones, the new bands are available to order starting today from apple.com and for purchase at select Apple Stores, Apple Authorized Resellers and carriers in late March.
Additionally, Nike Sport bands can now be purchased separately and the beautifully crafted Apple Watch Hermès bands are now available in striking new colors, too.
Unfortunately, new Apple Watch purchases are now available with only two band options: Sport Band and Milanese Loop. Previously, you could buy your Apple Watch with band choices ranging from Classic Buckle, Leather Loop and Modern Buckle to Woven Nylon and Link Bracelet, but the leather bands are now sold separately.
The new collection of bands include:
- Sport in Pebble, Azure and Camellia
- Woven Nylon in Berry, Tahoe Blue, Orange, Red, Pollen and Midnight Blue
- Classic Buckle with new buckle design in Sapphire, Berry and Taupe
Apple Watch Nike+
Apple also said that new Apple Watch Nike+ models will include 38mm and 42mm Space Grey Aluminum Case with Anthracite/Black Sport Band and 38mm and 42mm Silver Aluminum Case with Pure Platinum/White Sport Band.
The light, flexible and breathable Nike Sport bands are now sold separately in:
- Pure Platinum/White
Apple Watch Hermès
The Apple Watch Hermès bands include a new model specifically designed to pair Apple Watch Series 2 with the 38mm Double Buckle Cuff in Fauve Barenia calfskin leather and includes an exclusive Hermès Sport Band in signature orange.
The new Apple Watch Hermès bands include:
- 38mm Double Tour in Bleu Zéphyr Epsom leather
- 38mm Double Buckle Cuff in Fauve Barenia leather
- 42mm Single Tour in Lime Epsom leather
- 42mm Single Tour in Colvert Swift leather
Pricing and availability
The new Apple Watch models and Apple Watch bands are available to order from apple.com beginning today in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The new Apple Watch Hermès model and Apple Watch Hermès bands are available to order from apple.com and hermes.com beginning today in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, UAE, the United Kingdom and the United States US.
The Single Tour model starts at $339, the Double Tour model is $489 and the Double Buckle Cuff model is priced at $689.
The new Apple Watch, Apple Watch Nike+ and Apple Watch Hermès models and the new bands will launch at Apple Galaxy Macau in late March. The new Apple Watch Hermès models and bands will be available at Hermès in Taipei Bellavita in late March.