Most lux­u­ri­ous Ap­ple Watch to cost NT$500,000

The China Post - - BUSINESS -

The most lux­u­ri­ous edi­tion of Ap­ple Inc.’s smart­watch, sched­uled to go on sale in Tai­wan Fri­day, could cost NT$ 500,000 ( US$ 16,163), mar­ket observers said Wed­nes­day.

The smart­watches could range from NT$10,000 for its sports se­ries to NT$500,000 for its pre­mium Ap­ple Watch Edi­tion, crafted from cus­tom rose or yel­low 18-karat gold, observers said, although the of­fi­cial price might not be re­vealed un­til the date of re­lease.

For those who want to try the top-of-the-line Ap­ple Watch Edi­tion, how­ever, a Stu­dio A branch at the Taipei 101 Mall is the only place where the de­vice is avail­able.

The store will also dis­play all 54 ver­sions of the smart­watch, which comes in three classes — the Ap­ple Watch Sport, the Ap­ple Watch and the Ap­ple Watch Edi­tion.

From June 26, Tai­wanese con­sumers will be able to try on or pur­chase the Ap­ple Watch at 10 se­lect Ap­ple-au­tho­rized re­sellers in Taipei, New Taipei, Taichung and Kaoh­si­ung, ac­cord­ing to Ap­ple’s of­fi­cial site.

In Taipei, the smart­watch will be avail­able at Stu­dio A’s three branches at the Taipei 101 Mall, the Mi­ra­mar En­ter­tain­ment Park and the Dayeh Takashimaya Depart­ment Store, at iS­tore’s Xinyi branch, and at Data Ex­press’ flag­ship store at Q Square, the web­site said.

The watch will be also avail­able at Data Ex­press’ two branches atMega City shop­ping mall in New Taipei, at Top City shop­ping mall in Taichung, and at iS­tore’s Taichung branch, ac­cord­ing to the site.

Con­sumers in south­ern Tai­wan can pur­chase the Ap­ple Watch only at Data Ex­press’ flag­ship store at Kaoh­si­ung’s Han­shin Arena Store and Stu­dio A’s branch at Kaoh­si­ung’s Star Place.

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