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The launch of Apple Watch Hermès, along with lower-priced Sport models with gold finishes, were among the flurry of announcements Apple made on Wednesday.
London Jewelers is slated to begin selling the Apple Watch Edition in two of its stores Friday, making it the lone U.S. specialty jeweler on the curated list of boutiques carrying the smartwatch.
The Rolex guide from Zimbals helps retailers evaluate the brand’s watches and gives them tips on identifying fakes as well as examples of current counterfeits.
The watch, which has been awaiting FCC approval since its reintroduction at Baselworld 2013, will be available to retailers starting in July.
The 46 mm timepiece, designed to resemble a cello by company CEO and lifelong cellist Elie Bernheim, is priced at $39,995.
The stainless steel timepieces have Swiss self-winding mechanical movements and alligator straps.
The Detroit-based, U.S.-made watch brand has two new quartz movements powering its new watches: moon phase versions of the Runwell and the Gomelsky, and a travel watch called The Rambler GMT.
At Baselworld, the brand introduced watches with more subtle crystals and had its new line of activity-tracking jewelry on display, which it is considering making available for wholesale distribution.
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