Shell Cordovan is the top tier leather available, before the category of exotics. It comes from the hind of a horse, and because the fibres are packed so densely together, the leather that results from that is incredibly durable. While Shell Cordovan is usually a stiff leather, when made in the Slim style, it is very flexible and a great companion to your dress watch.
The Shell Cordovan we use comes from Shinki Hikaku tannery in Japan. Typical of most shell cordovan, it has a high gloss finish. Unique to Shinki Shell, the surface is extremely uniform and clean, with a beautiful depth of colour. This leather is so durable that it is likely to last as long as your mechanical timepiece!
SHELL CORDOVAN LEATHER FROM SHINKI HIKAKU TANNERY IN JAPANShell Cordovan is particularly at home as a watch strap, one of its signature properties being that it tends to ripple rather than crease. Shinki Hikaku's version of the leather is also extremely clean and uniform, and can show off cool tones and depth of colour.
SADDLE STITCHED BY HAND WITH LINEN THREADEvery strap is saddle stitched by hand by our leather artisans. Unlike lock stitch created by machines, a saddle stitch is more durable as it is made of two independent stitches that forms a knot at every stitch. Linen thread in 0.35mm thickness was selected for a fine and natural weave.
QUICK RELEASE SPRING BAR FOR EXTRA CONVENIENCEOur straps come with custom made quick release spring bars! This makes it very easy to change out your strap - you don't have to use any tools to do so, which is life-changing if you haven't tried it before. Our QRSBs are best-in-class and improves on many of the features compared to regular QRSBs.
SEALED EDGES FOR LONG-TERM DURABILITYOur edges are finished with multiple layers of edge paint to seal the raw edges. The edges are sanded and edge paint is applied. After the first layer of edge paint has dried, another round of sanding and another layer of edge paint is applied. This process repeats until the edge paint is smooth and uniform.
HYPOALLERGENIC ZERMATT LEATHER FOR LININGThe straps are lined with Zermatt leather from Haas tannery, specially developed for use as a lining material. It is soft to the touch and comfortable even after hours of wear. The leather is water- and sweat-resistant and works well even in hot and humid climate such as Singapore.
316L STAINLESS STEEL REGULAR BUCKLEEvery strap comes fitted with a 316L Stainless Steel Buckle, engraved with our brand name. With its brushed silver finish, it brings about a sophisticated yet durable look to the strap. Our buckle features drilled holes at each side so you can remove the buckle to swap in your own buckle or clasp if needed.