Hermès Still Sells Leather Apple Watch Straps, But Only Through Their Own Store

I came away from Tuesday’s keynote with the impression that, like Apple, Hermès would no longer be making leather Apple Watch straps. But that’s not the case. Apple itself is only selling Hermès watches with fabric and rubber straps, but Hermès itself still has 21 leather straps for the Series 9 Hermès watches. Apple’s keynote seemed so adamant about nixing leather that I suspect there are fans of the Hermès leather straps who are disappointed, thinking they’re no longer being produced. But I can see why Apple decided against mentioning it. I don’t think this is an awkward state of affairs, but describing it during the keynote would have been awkward.

Friday, 15 September 2023