We unbox the Apple Watch Series 8 Hermès Double Tour Gourmette Metal!

It took several weeks to arrive at the studio, the Apple Watch Series 8 Hermès has finally arrived!

Exclusive dials

For the case part, nothing differentiates the watch from a traditional Series 8. This is a stainless steel model (the most expensive, apart from the Ultra), with an artificial sapphire crystal, which is much more scratch resistant than the Ion-X of the aluminum versions.

We unbox the Apple Watch Series 8 Hermès Double Tour Gourmette Metal!

In contrast, Apple still detects that it is a Hermès model (via the serial number)and offers new dials, right up to installation!

We unbox the Apple Watch Series 8 Hermès Double Tour Gourmette Metal!

Then you have the choice between the 2 exclusive Hermès dials :

We unbox the Apple Watch Series 8 Hermès Double Tour Gourmette Metal!

I have a small preference for the second, with the horse’s head:

We unbox the Apple Watch Series 8 Hermès Double Tour Gourmette Metal!

Of course they are configurable.even if the number of complications remains limited:

We unbox the Apple Watch Series 8 Hermès Double Tour Gourmette Metal!

I like much sleep mode (when the watch is not active)very subtle with this cut-out horse:

We unbox the Apple Watch Series 8 Hermès Double Tour Gourmette Metal!

Neat packaging

The box has not changed since the first versions. The watch is presented in a characteristic orange box, which also goes quite well with our iPhone 14… or the color of the deckchair!

We unbox the Apple Watch Series 8 Hermès Double Tour Gourmette Metal!

Apple includes a classic pebblethe cable is not stressed for example and there is also no USB charger:

We unbox the Apple Watch Series 8 Hermès Double Tour Gourmette Metal!

Wristbands are packaged in a second microfiber coverwhich is obviously part of the decorum:

We unbox the Apple Watch Series 8 Hermès Double Tour Gourmette Metal!

We chose this Double Tour Gourmette Metal bracelet in Black Swift leather 41 mm :

We unbox the Apple Watch Series 8 Hermès Double Tour Gourmette Metal!

Made in France in artisanal workshops, it is made of leather Swift flexible and is surrounded by stainless steel links polished that wrap twice around the wrist. Its design is reminiscent of the chain used on classic Hermès straps.

We unbox the Apple Watch Series 8 Hermès Double Tour Gourmette Metal!

The quality of the leather is impeccablethe seams are fine and perfectly fitted.

We unbox the Apple Watch Series 8 Hermès Double Tour Gourmette Metal!

Double-Tower

The attachment is sometimes a bit complicated, because you have to unroll the chain which tends to get stuck with the links. The tightening also deserves a little learning, especially so as not to drop the watch during the second round!

We unbox the Apple Watch Series 8 Hermès Double Tour Gourmette Metal!

We unbox the Apple Watch Series 8 Hermès Double Tour Gourmette Metal!

Over time, the chain is likely to scratch the case. Consideration of a mere mortal wearing his bracelet daily, no doubt, but we must admit that at this price…

We unbox the Apple Watch Series 8 Hermès Double Tour Gourmette Metal!

But the result is worth it: certainly, the price is not given, but it is the price of a high-end French design and almost exclusive.

We unbox the Apple Watch Series 8 Hermès Double Tour Gourmette Metal!

We unbox the Apple Watch Series 8 Hermès Double Tour Gourmette Metal!

We unbox the Apple Watch Series 8 Hermès Double Tour Gourmette Metal!

Small bonus!

But it is not finished ! Apple is still kind enough to enrich the package with a second bracelet. This is a orange sports model (obviously), ideal for jogging on Sunday mornings without damaging the precious Hermès leather worn during the week:

We unbox the Apple Watch Series 8 Hermès Double Tour Gourmette Metal!

And don’t think it’s standard, the small metallic pill is also signed by the French brand :

We unbox the Apple Watch Series 8 Hermès Double Tour Gourmette Metal!

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