Fashion world divided on first look at Apple Watch

Apple Watch is seen during an Apple event at the Flint Center in CupertinoBy Christina Farr CUPERTINO Calif. (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s newly unveiled smartwatch on Tuesday split fashion arbiters who may prove pivotal to its broad acceptance. Many praised the “Apple Watch”, priced from $349 when it debuts next year, for its clean aesthetic, but some bloggers and editors said the watch had a masculine aura, which would limit its allure to parts of the style-conscious crowd. A dial on the side, reminiscent of the winding mechanism on a mechanical watch, can be spun or pushed to manipulate what is on the touch screen. Apple will offer three different versions — sport, standard, and a luxury edition, with finishes including stainless steel and gold plated.