Let’s be honest, just as many people think about astrology when they about a Hermes watch strap for the first time. It’s true, Hermes is a famous luxury lifestyle brand but as you may know, this is also the Roman name for “Mercury” and the Greek god of luck, fertility, travel and trade.
But what does all this mean to you?
Well, aside from the famous Olympian God, Hermes has long been associated with watches and in recent times, this exclusive brand was the subject of attention for creators of the Apple Watch.
As it turns out, the Apple Watch has since undergone a mind blowing makeover with the Hermes watch strap bringing a new level of sophistication and authenticity to this digital masterpiece.
With this in mind, let’s take a quick look at the origin of the brand and why Hermes watch bands are suddenly the biggest deal since the selfie:
The history of Hermes Watch Strap
Hermes is a family run business and quite an unusual story in
Anyway, this long and prestigious history has meant that Hermes is considered an especially unique brand of watch. In fact, throughout the years, the brand has partnered with many famous watch makers to produce elegant specimens that most often end up as expensive collector items.
For example, Hermes has come a long way since making the first wrist watch in 1912 and entering full scale watch production fourteen years later. In fact, there are now three separate collections - Arceau, Cape Cod and Carré H – with double straps and certain themes offering a slightly different elegance to each one.
Apple + Hermes = Apple Watch with Hermes Watch Strap
Now, Hermes watches are still considered the more elegant or exclusive of the two but the Hermes watch strap most certainly give the Apple Watch a renewed touch of class. For many people, this has also transformed how they saw the watch in the first place as with these bold and beautiful straps, the Apple Watch seems to be a much better fit for every occasion.
That is to say, the straps bring a certain elegance that make the Apple Hermes Watch collection suitable for special occasions. On the other hand, the modern face ensure it remains an urban accessory with a distinctly different personality to most other watches.
With this in mind, it should come as no surprise that the Hermes watch strap is the main differentiator and possibly an even bolder message that quality will often outlive the test of time.
Our Fascination with Hermes Watch Bands
When Hermes first signed up with Apple to create the collection, it was said that parallel thinking was a major motivation behind the partnership. In many ways, this expression rings true in the bold and colorful Hermes watch bands in particular. Of course, the watch face is also attractive but the truth is, the Hermes watch strap brings a real sense of sophistication to the watch.
Needless to say, this was what really captured our attention when we first decided to recreateleather apple watch bandshere at our humble family workshop.
Hermes watch bands are just about the most impressive that you will find on any watch. What’s more, they are different and a lot more noticeable with the unmistakable character they bring to the table.
But can you afford one? Well, that’s the next question….
Introducing the More “Affordable” Watch Strap
At olpr., we love technology like the Apple Watch, but we especially appreciate the quality of fine leather, style or fashion and when they successfully integrate with this kind of technology.
With this in mind, we create our own watch bands from the highest quality of Horween Leather and they look and feel like the original. At least we want to believe in this :)
What’s more, we reduce the asking price to help more customers afford them and for this reason, you have a watch strap just like this beautiful
About the Single Strap and Double Wrap Strap
Now, you might also want to know more about the two styles available for our watch straps – the Single Strap and Double Wrap Watch Band.
Firstly, you have the Double Wrap which straps twice around the wrist and has a very smooth finish. Of course, it also looks pretty sleek and the material is 100% Horween leather like the original. Featuring intricate stitching and simplistic design, this is such a unique product which blends seamlessly with the Apple Watch in every possible way.
As the name suggests, the single strap is a very secure and snug fit which is every bit as stylish yet somewhat less in terms of tone. In other words, the product is obviously one less strap than the Double Wrap but just as impressive.
Finally, when it comes to customization, we also have you covered, for our watch straps are available in many colors including brown, blue, green, black and chestnut. You can change the color of stitching on these bands too and the end result is truly impressive.
It’s true, so many people think about Greek Gods and astrology when they first hear about Hermes but as you now know, there’s more than a few reasons to pick up one of these elegant watch straps and now you have another one – you can afford one!
Hermes recently announced the production of leather straps for the Apple Watch which was sure to gain traction from the mainstream in fashion. After all, Apple as a technology is not considered a fashion statement so to combine these two brands could be considered the most prestigious example of a smartwatch.
In case you might be wondering, Hermes is a high-end luxury product designer in Paris. Although they are best known for creating perfumes and home furnishings, they also strive to produce valuable lifestyle accessories with a strong focus on quality.
However, the cost of Hermes products is quite often out of reach of the common fashion enthusiast and the price of these straps was always going to follow a similar line. With this in mind, we realized that a fashionable Hermes Apple Watch band was a great idea but also that a more affordable option likely to offer more value to the majority of Apple Watch owners.
About olpr. and Hermes Apple Watch Band
We love technology at olpr. and fully embrace modern devices as part of our everyday lives. In this sense, when major companies release revolutionary gadgets, we take note and consistently look to see how we can embrace them further, as part of what we do.
For this reason, we were so excited to see Hermes release a double wrap strap for the Apple Watch but then obviously disappointed in that we cannot afford the somewhat extravagant prices of these luxury goods. Anyway, this was as good a reason as any to get working on our own designs and produce a double wrap strap which was every bit as glamorous as the new famous designers.
That being said, although the double wrap band is increasingly popular, we also set out to create a single band version and other related products which were sure to delight Apple Watch owners looking for a more affordable option for their pride and joy. Here is a collection of our finest Apple Watch bands which were inspired by recent creations brought to the market by Hermes:
Apple Watch Double Wrap Band – Hermes Replica
As you know, Apple is all about innovation and we wanted to take the Hermes Apple Watch Band to the next level by bringing a sense of uniqueness to our straps. When you feel the smooth finish of a Hermes Apple Watch band you will understand why we created our own version of this unique accessory.
As the name suggests, this band wraps around the wrist twice and features an extra soft and smooth finish to ensure maximum comfort. At the same, the sleek appearance of this Apple Watch double wrap band is the real highlight and you can opt to modify this appearance by altering the color of both the leather and the stitching. The strap is two-sided and made exclusively of Horween Leather.
Incredibly soft and supremely attractive, this simplistic watch strap features smooth and elegant finish, this simplistic design is quite similar to the Hermes Apple Watch strap and strikes a wonderful balance between nature and the smart technology of an Apple Watch.
About Single Watch Bands
As already mentioned, there is also a single wrap band which is every bit as impressive as the product above. In every instance, preference will different but overall, the single watch band still offers the same security to an Apple Watch and the same amount of style but in a slightly lesser tone. That is to say, you receive the same product with a single band but just not the same amount of strap, so to speak.
The single watch bands may be more suited to some individuals but regardless, they offer the same experience at a lesser price.
Introducing the Apple Watch Cuff Band
Horween Leather is an unmistakable material and best evidence in this Apple Watch cuff band which features beautiful stitching and stainless steel elements. As with the bands above, this cuff band is sized perfectly for the case of a 38mm or 42mm Apple Watch and offers a real flavor of elegance to the proud owner of this smart technology. Available in two sizes, the Apple Watch cuff band can be easily adjusted and a steel buckle makes it very simple in terms of removing or putting on the watch.
Ensuring the Right Size of the Band
When it comes to purchasing an item online, we realize that size is often a concern but rest assured the sizing for our designs is consistent and relevant to every individual. As a rule, all of the bands are suitable for a 38mm or 42mm Apple Watch while there are three variations of the band which include regular, short, and long wrist size: Regular: 5,7" – 7,4"; 14,5-19 cm Short: 5,1" – 6,2"; 13-16 cm Long: 6,2" – 8 1/4"; 16-20,5 cm
Choosing the Color of Your Apple Watch Band
We offer a full range of color bands such as natural, chestnut, black, brown, blue, green and others. Furthermore, you can also choose the thread color for these bands which make each strap highly customizable and individual.
Do you have an Apple Watch wrap band? More importantly, would you like to own one? Please let us know in the comments which one is your favorite!