The Apple Watch could get a fashionable watch face upgrade

If current rumours are to be believed, users of older Apple Watch models could get a trendy boost

The Apple Watch Hermes Edition, with a horse watch face and a red leather band
(Image credit: Apple)

Well, today is the day, Apple fans. The Wonderlust launch event is finally here, and there are a number of new products expected to be seen as part of the presentation later today.

Chief among them is the new iPhone 15 range, but that's far from the only product expected. We're also likely to see the new Apple Watch Series 9 and maybe even an Apple Watch Ultra 2.

Now, users of those – and maybe even older Apple Watch models – could be set to get a trendy boost. That's because there are rumours that the partnership with luxury fashion house, Hermès, could be coming to an end.

That has been fed by talk of Apple moving away from genuine leather goods in their accessories range. We've already heard about the leather iPhone case being taken off sale this year. Then, talk emerged about the Hermès link, after they removed their range of Apple Watch bands from their site.

However, if the two companies don't fully part ways, it could mean that the Hermès watch faces become available on other devices. They have previously been exclusive to the special editions of the watch, but could be made more widely available. Something similar happened when the Nike partnership ended on the Apple Watch Series 8

Of course, this is at least part speculation. While the signs don't look promising for the partnership at the moment, we won't know for sure about any changes until the event this evening.

There's also a question of whether – if it happens – the faces would be made available on all models. Hermès are a brand with a higher degree of exclusivity than Nike, which could mean it makes sense to limit them somehow.

Perhaps they'll only come available on the Series 9 models. Or maybe only on the higher priced Stainless Steel variants. Or maybe they'll disappear forever.

I certainly hope the latter is not the case, though. It would be a shame to lose them, irrespective of what happens to the partnership as a whole.

Regardless, we'll know more this evening. The event is set to kick off at 6pm UK time. Be sure to tune in for all of the details for Apple's next range of products – and check out's Apple event live blog for up to date details throughout the day!

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.