Bavarian Watch Royal Blue Bavarian Strap, €160 (Approx. £135)
Germany has a rich watch making history, especially around Glashütte, but Bavaria isn’t to be discounted from the conversation either. Bavarian Watch has been singing the watchmaking praises of the region since 2018 and create a variety of stylish dials and straps for their timepiece available through Kickstarter. The 40mm stainless steel watch stands out for its large lugs, which look great on powerful wrists without overwhelming thinner ones. We particularly like the Royal Bavarian Blue piece combined with Summer Sunset strap.
Available at Bavarian Watch.
Artem Straps Sailcloth Strap, From £64
It’s an old adage that if you can’t find the thing you’re looking for, build it yourself. This is the philosophy that led to the creation of Artem Straps when the founders were thwarted in their search for high quality sailcloth watch straps. Sailcloth, whether it’s made from genuine cloth or synthetic and leather alternatives, can be stiff and uncomfortable – making Artem’s focus for their straps flexibility and comfort, a mission they have more than succeeded at.
Available at Artem Straps.
Carapaz Three-Watch Case, From £243
Carapaz is a specialised Swiss leather design company based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, the home of many top watchmakers. Their watch cases have helped to reinvent the way watches can be stored safely for travelling with the introduction of a unique rail system a few years ago, which holds the precious timepieces in place. The integrated rail technology and stand feature make them the ideal cases for travel, storage, or display, with models that can hold between one and eight watches. They’re available in a variety of colours in high-quality soft leather.
Hermès Apple Watch Series 7 Straps, From £1,309
Hermès have been creating luxury straps for Apple Watches for a while now, using popular designs and motifs from their jewellery collections. Now the Parisian heritage brand is keeping up with the tech giant with a collection of new straps for the latest Series 7. They include the Circuit H in a trio of three cool colours and the Gourmette Double Tour, all in the exquisite leather that’s made Hermès a luxury giant. Who says the Apple Watch isn’t a luxury timepiece?
CuleM Lights GMT Blue, £995
Everyone needs to play a part in protecting the environment and the watchmaker CuleM has already embraced their role – planting over 15,000 trees in Madagascar with a pledge to plant 100 more for every timepiece they sell. Their watches are designed to capture their global outlook, with all of them being GMT timers depicting a vision of the world. The Lights GMT reinforces our global community by depicting an image of the world which, at night, lights up with pinpoints of light signifying the major cities of the world.
Available at CuleM.