The Apple Watch Edition is the most expensive Apple Watch model that is only intended for users who see their watch as a fashion accessory. The Watch Edition is limited and is sold with a price of thousands of euros. This makes it by far the most expensive Apple Watch model, although it is equipped with an 18-carat gold casing that is twice as strong as normal gold. The screen is equipped with a layer of polished sapphire glass.
Just like the regular Apple Watch and Watch Sport, the Watch Edition is available in a 38mm and 42mm model. As far as internal hardware is concerned, all Apple Watches are equally powerful. The Watch Edition is available with different color bands: white, black, red, pink and dark blue. The straps are made of rubber or leather.
Everything you need to know about the Apple Watch Edition
Below you will find the most important features of the Apple Watch Sport at a glance. This page is continuously updated with new information about the smartwatch.
- The Apple Watch Edition is available to a limited extentin the Netherlands
- The starting price is 11,200 eurosand increases to a maximum of 18,400 euros
- Two screen sizes, with heights of 38 and 42 millimeters
- Resolution of 272 x 340 pixels(38mm model) and 312 x 390 pixels (42mm)
- Touch- sensitiveand pressure-sensitive screen and voice control with Siri
- Luxury design with an 18-carat gold housing
Apple Watch Edition release
The Apple Watch Edition was announced at an Apple event in September 2014 and appeared on April 24 in the United States. Since 17 July 2015 the luxury smartwatch is available in the Dutch online Apple Store. On October 9, 2015, the smart watch also found its way to Belgium.
Apple Watch Edition prices
The Apple Watch Edition is by far the most expensive model and therefore only suitable for users who have a lot to spend. The cheapest Watch Edition with a 38mm screen is sold for 11,200 euros, while you pay 13,200 euros for the larger 42mm model. Depending on which band you choose, this amount may still increase to a maximum of 18,400 euros.
More about the Apple Watch Edition
The Apple Watch Edition is available in a limited edition and is currently only for sale in the Apple Store. Although the Watch Sport and steel Apple Watch are available at, for example, the MediaMarkt, this is not the case with the Edition. At the time of writing it is unclear whether this will ever change.
The Apple Watch Edition – like the other models – has an Apple S1 chip and runs standard on watchOS, the operating system that Apple specifically developed for the smartwatch. The most recent version is watchOS 2 , which includes support for native apps. This allows applications to run directly from the Apple Watch, which benefits the speed.
The operation of the Apple Watch Sport works in different ways. In addition to the touch-sensitive screen, you can also navigate through the interface with the Digital Crown. This is a dial on the right side, which can also be pressed. With Force Touch, a technique that makes the Apple Watch display pressure-sensitive, you can perform various actions when you press hard or softly on the screen. Think of changing the dial or calling of a person from your contact list.
Unique to the Apple Watch Edition is that the smartwatch is delivered in a special box. This looks luxurious and has an integrated MagSafe connection, which means that you can charge the Edition in the box. However, the smartwatch does not last longer than other Apple Watch models. After a full day of use you will have to put the device back on the charger.