Martinique Blue Alligator strap for Panerai:
Hi strap lovers. Martinique Blue Alligator strap for Panerai – 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 McQueen, 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 their warehouse are overruns or prototypes 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 sometimes 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 superfine 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 finished off with a perfectly matched, bespoke blue/green fossilized Mammoth Ivory buckle which was handmade by master buckle maker Ingo Woessner of Finewatchbuckle.com. I think this strap is without question among the finest I’ve ever made and is without question the most unique and exclusive.
If in addition to the photos here, you would like to read further details about some of the many straps I have made for the Panerai watches over the years, please follow this link to blog posts: Dangerous9straps for Panerai
If you would like to see and read more about custom Alligator watch straps that I have made over the years, please follow this link to a list of Blog posts of custom Alligator straps or by clicking on the related links at the bottom of this post.
If you would like me to build this strap for your Rolex Submariner or any other watch, please don’t hesitate to contact me right away to begin your custom strap consultation. You are always welcome to e-mail me at Dangerous9straps@gmail.com or simply click on the contact button at the to of this blog and complete the brief contact form and I will get back to you right away. I would be happy to hear from you!