Jean Rousseau Alligator Camouflage Black, £250
Jean Rousseau are one of the foremost French leather ateliers and with that title comes a wealth of knowledge and experience. That means they can take a traditional craft, such as making an alligator watch strap and put a distinctly modern edge on it. The result is monochromatic camouflage in tactical shades of grey, perfect for winter climes or urban environments. Alternatively, if you have a particular vision for your strap you could use their bespoke service.
Available at Jean Rousseau.
Modalo Timeless MV4, £881.51
Depending how you look at it, keeping your entire watch collection wound and at the ready is either a daily ritual or a chore. And if you view it as a chore then Modalo are here to help with their ironically named Timeless MV4. A dark mix of macassar ebony and sleek, glossy black, the winder can hold four automatic watches in a manner to which they can quickly become accustomed. There’s also space for two additional watches hidden under the wooden front panel.
Available at Modalo.
Tidlös Marin Black Carbon, £1,090
The Marin from Tidlös captures the primary elements of Scandinavian design, while also maintaining superb ruggedness in keeping with the dynamic landscape of Scandinavia. The 43.9mm diameter stainless steel case has a helium escape valve and comes with 500m water resistance; an impressive feat considering it has an exhibition caseback. There are a number of styles available but this black carbon fibre option really captures its sporty essence. It’s powered by the Sellita SW200-1 Elaboré movement.
Available at Tidlös Watches.
Tom Ford Ocean Plastic Sport, £1,165
Tom Ford might not be a name we associate with high end watches, but with the Ocean Plastic Sport they’re engaging with one of the most important areas of horology: sustainability. All of the plastic used in the 43mm case is recycled out of waste salvaged from the ocean – the equivalent of 35 plastic bottles go into every timepiece, of which there are a number of colourways available. They’re then powered by a Swiss automatic calibre.
Available at Tom Ford.
Carapaz Leather Watch Roll for 3 Watches, £240
Carapaz is a specialised Swiss leather design company based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, the home of many top watchmakers. Their 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.