When Apple revealed its partnership with Hermès on Wednesday, even the Apple Watch skeptics had to admit that the pairing was an attractive bid to woo more fashion consumers

But upon closer inspection, some have wondered how one of the Hermès bands, the elaborately designed Double Tour, will work with the Apple Watch’s sensors, which are meant to lie flush against the wrist. Apple design chief Jony Ive provided answers to such questions about the luxury offering on Friday

The initial production of the Double Tour band was difficult, according to Ive, who detailed the process in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. In early testing, the second loop of the Hermès Apple Watch band would slip under the device’s sensor, preventing precise readings on the smartwatch. Read more…

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Jony Ive explains Apple Watch Hermès production challenges