The Apple Watch Edition starts at £8,000, but if you’re willing to cheat a little bit you can look like the ultimate tech fancy pants for less than a tenth of the cost.
The WatchPlate firm is one of many offering the service, charging $399 (around £258) to facilitate regular Apple Watch owners’ desires to have their smart timepiece gilded in yellow or rose gold.
The results, as the report points out, appear to be pretty attractive and largely indistinguishable from the real thing.
A couple of months ago a host of companies reached out to TrustedReviews confirming they’d be offering such gilding services, including UK-based GoldGenie. That firm was offering a 24-karat plating for £1,250, plus VAT.
This is the first third-party plating we’ve seen and it comes in far cheaper than the British company’s offering. However, if you’re thinking of going for gold with your standard Apple Watch, you can kiss goodbye to the manufacturer’s warranty.
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