Hi strap lovers. Mike was kind enough to seed along these wonderful photos of his IWC 150 Anniversary Edition Big Pilot Big Date Ref.IW510504 on his just arrived Deep Atlantic Blue SuperMatte Ostrich Leg skin strap. This strap is made from very special Deep Atlantic Blue SuperMatte Ostrich Leg, which we have had custom produced for us by our Italy base tannery partner. This is a bespoke tannage to our own color specifications and as such is entirely exclusive to Dangerous9straps.
Strap Shape and Stitching Pattern:
This strap Has been specified by Mike to feature the standard IWC Big Pilot strap shape and stitching pattern with Notched tapering from 22 to 18mm, Mitered strap tip and to fit his IWC OEM deployant clasp. The stitching pattern is taken directly from the Big Pilot OEM strap with Box stitching at the lugs of the short side strap, Closed stitching on the long side strap and double stitching reinforcement at the strap tip. I think the superfine hand saddle stitching in white French-milled linen thread looks especially great with the white dial of Mike’s watch.
Rivets at the lugs:
Also featured here are our custom made screw back rivets mill to our specifications from solid stainless steel. If course, these rivets can be added to just about any strap that is not padded. While our Rivets have a bit thicker heads that the IWC strap rivets, to allow for the screw back feature, we have been designed by us especially to mimic, as much as possible, the IWC Big Pilot strap look.
Contrasting Keeper loops:
The keeper loops for Mike’s strap show the truly bespoke nature of his design being made from our SuperMatte Carbon Black Ostrich Leg skin, which not only shows a wonderful contract but also echos the black numerals and hour/minute marks of his watch. Mike has also taken great care when determining the length for his strap so that he can specify that both of his keeper loops be fixed in place, These are the sorts of details, which we can really geek out on your harts content when collaborating on a bespoke design and one of the parts of my job that I really love.
Thank you, Mike, for providing the opportunity to build a strap for your new baby and for sharing these wonderful photos. Yours is again (currently you have both spots) our ‘Watch of the Week’.