What You Didn’t Know About a Luxury Watch Strap

Jun 27, 2022 | Luxury Watch | 0 comments

The strap of a luxury watch is one of the components that together with the dial puts the distinctive stamp on the piece and totally defines its style.

This can be made of leather, metal or other newer material, each watch has its own design and even its own manufacturer.

It is very possible that the Hublot Luxury Watch you have on your wrist does not have a strap made by the same manufacturer and there is nothing wrong with that.

Every luxury watch that is manufactured involves a lot of hard work, from making the case, the movement and other components.

For this reason, sometimes it can be a relief to delegate the manufacture of the strap or “straps” to other companies dedicated only to this task or with high prestige in the fashion world in order to seal powerful alliances.

Who Makes the Strap of a Luxury Watch?

The strap, straps or bracelet of luxury watches can be manufactured by a specialized company because it is not a simple task that can be entrusted to anyone.

Especially when it comes to exotic leather straps, these must comply with a strict certification process.

This certification process is governed by the
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

In fact, there is an organization dedicated to the guarantee and quality of watch bands used for watches known by the acronym AQC.

Who Is Behind the Strap of a Luxury Watch?

These companies always seem to be behind the scenes and are not the ones who get all the accolades, but they certainly deserve a prominent mention because without them the watches would not be complete.

Some of these companies are Protexo, which manufactures more than 50,000 high-end watch straps annually, and ABP Concept, which is a true atelier of fine watch straps.

And one cannot fail to mention Hirtsch, Corium Développement Camille Fournet, Watch Gecko, Morelatto, Brasport, Multicuirs, Fleurus, Kuki, Sibra, Hermès.

Alliances between companies.

Some of these companies are closely related to certain brands such as Pelleteria Richemont with Montblanc.

Another example is Santoni which is an Italian company born more than 100 years ago and they are known for being the creators of the Seamless technology, they have an alliance with high-end watches IWC.

Fagliano also points out that they have been regular collaborators of the Jaeger-LeCoultre manufacture, specifically for the Reverso collection.

Berluti, which belongs to the LVMH group, is a prestigious leather goods company that manufactures men’s clothing, shoes, boots, belts, handbags, leather wallets and leather straps for manufacturers such as Hublot.

A Signature That Impresses Color to your High End Watch.

Among the modern manufacturers of high-end watch straps is Hours Watch Straps, a firm that likes to innovate.

Although it does not have the trajectory of other companies with years in the market, they have discovered the perfect formula to combine aesthetics, elegance and comfort.

These are not leather straps, but they still fit perfectly with the most renowned luxury watch brands.

Its proposals in terms of straps complement watches such as Audemars Piguet, Panerai, Rolex, Breitling, Tag Heuer, among others.

Berluti and Hublot What is the result??

Uniting these two giants could only result in the creation of a high-end watch of undeniable elegance as is the Classic Fusion Chronograph Berluti by Hublot.

It was conceived to honor Berluti’s 120th anniversary and Hublot launched the Classic Fusion Berluti line, which reflects the spirit of the famous shoemaker who created the brand.

What’s so special about this watch, you may ask, is that leather was used not only for the strap but also for the dial protected by a sapphire crystal.

To achieve this, the leather must undergo a rigorous process to remove all moisture from the leather to ensure quality.

Under this concept was born models such as the Scritto King Gold valued at 29,000 euros and the luxury watch Scritto All Black worth 14,400 euros.

Santoni and IWC High End Watches.

Santoni’s artisanal expertise merged with the Swiss watchmaking expertise of IWC Schaffhausen in the exquisite IWC|SANTONI collection.

Elegant, hand-painted bracelets by Santoni complement the delicacy of the luxury timepieces from the aforementioned watchmaker.

These leather straps have been created for IWC Schaffhausen using the art of patina, a technique mastered to perfection by Santoni’s master craftsmen.

Among the straps that Santoni has produced exclusively for IWC are the alligator strap, for the models:

  • IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days.
  • Portuguese Chronograph Classic by IWC
  • IWC Portuguese Tourbillon Hand-Wound.
  • The IWC Portuguese Mid Size.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Watches Reverso and Strap of A Fagliano Luxury Watch.

The Fagliano straps for Jaeger-LeCoultre watches are inspired by the characteristic canvas and leather boots of the House of Fagliano.

The straps are a fusion of canvas and calfskin, with a choice of four shades: sandy beige, light tan, pale blue and medium gray.

This has been an exclusive design for the Reverso line in two sizes that adapt to the models of the collections:

a) Reverse Classic Medium,

b) Reverso Classic Large

c) Reverse Tribute.

Uniting one of the world’s finest polo boot manufacturers with Jaeger-LeCoultre luxury watches could only end in a design of expert craftsmanship that strives for perfection.

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