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The Calf leather: use and characteristics, examples of straps, complete color chart ABP...


Strap in boxcalf on Jaeger Lecoultre Master Compressor watch.
Strap in boxcalf on Jaeger Lecoultre Master Compressor watch.
The calf, here is a major leatherwear, which by its incredible versatility and its subtle sobriety, always knew to dress our watches, the most classic to the most technical watch.

Watchstrap in Barenia calf on Hamilton watch.
Watchstrap in Barenia calf on Hamilton watch.
If the first wrist watches appeared at the beginning of 19th century -the first one was created by Swiss Abraham Louis Breguet (Neuchâtelois by birth)-, Hairy French of the First World War that were behind its democratization with the general public. Practical and aesthetic, the wristwatch, at the time, came soberly and invariably with leather strap (bovine, goat or porcine).

Double tour strap in grained calf on Hermès watch.
Double tour strap in grained calf on Hermès watch.
We had wait the thirties to see the first watchstraps made in reptile leathers.
From that time, the charm and the nature of the lizard scales, then those of alligator got the better of the calf, goat, sheep and pig leathers, in the “top range” watch-making industry.

Undercase strap with Velcro fastening in calf on Panerai Radiomir watch.
Undercase strap with Velcro fastening in calf on Panerai Radiomir watch.
The goal of this article is to pay tribute to the calf leather, which by its incredible resistance, its versatility and its subtle sobriety, always knew to dress our watches, the most classic to the most technical watch. 

Grained calf, patent calf, suede calf, special tannings, etc. Many options are possible, myriad of colors and affordable prices.
 
Anyway, inescapable leather in watchstraps world and which deserves that we have an attentive look before jumping into the first coming alligator … 



Here is our color chart of calf leather:
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