What happened to the Space Black Stainless Steel Apple Watch Hermès?

Apple Watch Hermes
Apple Watch Hermes (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • The Space Black Stainless Steel Apple Watch Hermès is currently unavailable.
  • The watch can be configured via the Apple Watch Studio.
  • But it can't be added to the cart.

If you had a Space Black Stainless Steel Apple Watch Hermès on your holiday wishlist, you might have to think again. At the time of writing it appears impossible to order that particular watch from Apple's online store. The same appears to be the case at multiple online Apple stores around the world, too.

The oddity was first spotted by Apple Insider over the weekend and the situation remains the same at the time of writing.

Apple watch stock

Apple watch stock (Image credit: iMore)

It isn't clear why this is the case, but I would assume that it is only a temporary situation. If the product had been discontinued it wouldn't appear on Apple's site at all, although the fact that there is no expected delivery window at all – and you can't actually add the watch to your cart – is somewhat odd. There doesn't appear to be stock at any of the local stores I checked, either.

There are of course plenty of other options to choose from, including standard Space Black Apple Watches. But if you wanted a Hermès-branded one you might have to hang fire for a little while. Hopefully whatever is going wrong will be ironed out sooner rather than later.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.