Customers will be asked to order online to "get customers the model they want earlier and faster," according to the memo. Deliveries of the watches will begin on April 24.
               
The Apple Watch sport starts at USD 349 while the standard version comes in at USD 549 in the United States. High-end "Edition" watches with 18-karat gold alloys are priced from USD 10,000 and go as high as USD17,000.
               
Apple Watch likely to go on sale in India in June

Apple watch is expected to be released in India in June. India does not feature in the list of first countries that will have Apple Watch.

According to reports, the prospective sale of the Apple Watch in India might be a result of the country's emergence as an important market for many brands.

Analysts also put the cost of the base model of Apple Watch as being over Rs 30,000. It is a bit on the costlier side but brand loyalists in India will not mind paying that premium to get their hands on the device.

The Apple Watch incorporates fitness tracking and health-oriented capabilities as well as integration with iOS and other Apple products and services.