Monday, January 26, 2015
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Friday, January 23, 2015
|24mm - Stunning Blue/Green Mineralization with Polished Bronze tang|
|22mm - Striped Brown mineralization with Copper Tang|
These rare buckles are one of a kind and all together wonderful and would be a really amazing upgrade to your watch and Dangerous9strap. All are available for immediate purchase and I suspect with be sold very quickly, so If you see one you fancy, don't hesitate to contact me right away!
|24mm - Stunning walnut colored mineralization with Damascus tang|
|SOLD - 24mm - Dark Blue/Green mineralization with Ti Damascus tang|
|22mm - brown highly textured Mineralization with Damascus Tang|
|24mm - Brown and Cream striped mineralization with Damascus Tang|
|22mm - White with no mineralization (take from the inside off the mammoth tusk), with Bronze tang|
|24mm - beautiful Caramel colored mineralization with Damascus tang|
|22mm - Beautiful brown striped mineralization with polished brass tang|
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Martinique Blue Alligator strap for PAM from our premium France Croco Alligator Collection - perfection!!
Hi strap lovers, A couple of months ago, we introduced our latest series of Alligator skins to arrive from our ultra premium Alligator supplier - France Croco. France Croco is a Normandy based Alligator and Crocodile tannery whose hides are among the best available and was recently acquired by Kering (formerly PPR) a holding company that owns such brands as Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQeen, Sergio Rossi, and Girard-Perregaux. We are proud to have France Croco as a supply partner enabling us to offer the finest Alligator skin available. The colors and overall quality of the France Croco skins are by far the best I've yet seen. Yearly, we have the pleasure of visiting the France Croco Warehouse located in Milan to hand pick our skins for our ever evolving collection of Alligator offerings. Most of the skins available in the their warehouse are overruns or prototype and samples for leather fairs, they have an ever changing supply of colors and finishes. This benefits us on that we have a wider selection of skin colors and finishes in unique and sometime one of a kind colors that we would never be able to afford to have made in a bespoke color run because the minimum number of skins required would be cost prohibitive. The disadvantage of course is that these hides are often times entirely unique and will only be available to us once and will likely never be available again.
The Martinique Bleu Alligator strap you see here is certainly a one of a kind item. First dyed a beautiful Turquoise Blue and then hand finished with an antiquing stain by the expert workers at their Tannery in Normandy, this skin is a one time offering and it's a small hide, so if I'm lucky I can maybe cut 8 straps from it. The results will be stunningly beautiful and as exclusive a strap as you'll ever own.
This strap features thick padding at the lugs, our exclusive 'SuperExotica' Upgrade - here with Classic Tan Eel skin lining and super fine hand saddle stitching using custom hand dyed Turquoise French linen thread and custom blended edge paint to perfectly match the beauty of this stunning Alligator. The coup de grâce is that this strap is finish off with a perfectly matched, bespoke blue/green fossilized Mammoth Ivory buckle which was handmade by master buckle maker Ingo Woesner of Finewatchbuckle.com. I think this strap is with out question among the finest I've ever made and is without question the most unique and exclusive.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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The strap I make is very special because it's also the first strap I've made using our recently arrived Verona Gold Alligator from our 'Veneto Collection' Alligator hides. The Veneto Collection Alligators are from our Northern Italian base tanneries and are of a very high quality from a region of Italy famous for tanned exotic leathers to the very highest standard. This strap features a vegetable Kangaroo Leather mid-layer at the lugs (to provide extra strength at this critical stress area) and running the entire length of the strap for strength. Also featuring our beautifully tanned Nubuck 'Outback' Brown Grain Kangaroo lining and super fine hand saddle stitching using our finest French Fil Au Chinois Lin Cable thread. This strap is I think you'll agree, stunning on Alex's Mission Earth and is without question our 'Watch of the Week'. Thanks again Alex for these great photographs!!!