Just when you think all barriers have been broken, Apple comes and surprises us. The Cupertino-based company is selling an Apple Watch strap that costs more than an Apple Watch Series 8. What is so special about this Apple Watch strap? Let’s find out.
The Apple Watch isn’t a cheap product. In India, the latest Watch Series 8 has a starting price set at INR 45,900 ($575). However, users can now get a 2nd gen Apple Watch SE as a valid affordable option. The latest Watch SE is teased as the perfect wearable for kids. It comes at a price tag of INR 29,990 ($370). Both are way below the latest Ultra. The super-premium, rugged watch costs a whopping INR 89,990 ($1128).
Now, that you already know the basic prices of the 2022 Apple Watch lineup, let’s reveal the price of the strap. Apple is selling a new Space Black Link Bracelet in India for INR 47,900. This Watch Strap currently sits as the most expensive. It comes in two sizes – 38 mm and 42 mm. The former stands for 40mm and 41mm dials. The latter, on the other hand, comes for the 44mm and 45mm dials. What is so special about this strap?
The magic behind Apple Watch Space Black Link Bracelet
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According to Apple, it has more than 100 components. Moreover, the crafting process uses the same 316L stainless steel alloy as the case. The company also says that the machining process is extremely precise. Hence, it takes around nine hours to cut the links for a single band.
Furthermore, it uses a custom butterfly closure that folds neatly. Many of the links also feature a simple release button. Therefore, users can add and removes links to the Apple Watch without any hassle. Last but not least, the icing on the cake is a diamond-like carbon layer. It’s the premium finish of this premium strap.
Too expensive for you? Well, Apple also sells a Silver Link Bracelet in India. That one costs around INR 37,500 ($470). That’s not expensive as an Apple Watch Series 8. However, you can still get a Watch SE at this pricing point.
Apple is simply being Apple
Well, Apple is well known for its premium products. Apparently, the latest strap is just a luxury product. It may only attract those who have extra money to burn. Don’t take me wrong, maybe you’re rich and want your Apple Watch to shine in the crowd. In that case, the Space Black Link is the perfect strap.