Apple has begun charging for and preparing to ship the first orders of the 42MM Space Black stainless steel, Modern Buckle, Leather Loop, and international stainless steel Link Bracelet orders, according to reports from several readers. Standard Apple Watch with Link Bracelet orders started arriving in the United States yesterday…
Besides the Apple Watch Edition, these models were the last variants of the Apple Watch to not yet ship. We noted this was likely due to the more complex design and manufacturing of these particular band combinations. Apple began shipping standalone Link Bracelets and Leather Loops last week, while the standalone Modern Buckle still reads as “currently unavailable.”
With these models being charged for and preparing to ship this morning, it appears likely that they will actually ship later today and begin arriving at the homes of customers tomorrow. During the April pre-order process, Apple indicated that many of these Watches would arrive between May 13 and May 27th, so it appears that Apple will be hitting the earlier side of that timeframe.
Update: Orders begin shipping with deliveries tomorrow: