Today Apple formally unveiled pricing for the Apple Watch, with prices starting at a relatively palatable $349 for the Apple Watch Sport. But if you were planning on getting a fancier Apple Watch or Apple Watch Edition, you could be paying quite a bit. The gold Edition model, for example, can run all the way up to $17,000.
So let's break it down. Not every band is available for every watch model (the link bracelet is only an option for the stainless steel Apple Watch, for example, and the modern leather buckle can only be had on the 38mm versions), so keep that in mind.
And, of course, before you plop down a few hundred — or thousand — dollars on a new Apple Watch, you'll probably want to try one out first. Apple will be offering pre-orders and in-store previews of the watches starting April 10, with the watch going on sale on April 24.
In the meantime, here's what you're looking at for pricing of each combination of watch body and band:
|White Sport Band||$549||$599|
|Black Sport Band||$549||$599|
|Black Classic Buckle||$649||$699|
|Black Leather Loop||—||$699|
|Bright Blue Leather Loop||—||$699|
|Stone Leather Loop||—||$699|
|Light Brown Leather Loop||—||$699|
|Soft Pink Modern Buckle||$749||—|
|Black Modern Buckle||$749||—|
|Midnight Blue Modern Buckle||$749||—|
|Brown Modern Buckle||$749||—|
|Black Link Bracelet||$1049||$1099|
|Apple Watch Edition||38mm||42mm|
|18ct Rose Gold with White Sport Band||$10,000||$12,000|
|18ct Yellow Gold with Black Sport Band||$10,000||$12,000|
|18ct Yellow Gold with Black Classic Buckle||—||$15,000|
|18ct Yellow Gold with Midnight Blue Classic Buckle||—||$15,000|
|18ct Yellow Gold with Bright Red Modern Buckle||$17,000||—|
|18ct Rose Gold with Rose Gray Modern Buckle||$17,000||—|
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Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm, and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.