Olivier’s Custom Dyed Antiqued Blue Alligator Strap for Rolex Deep Sea D-Blue

Custom Hand Antiqued Blue Alligator strap for Rolex Deep-Sea
Custom Hand Antiqued Blue Alligator strap for Rolex Deep-Sea with Fully Integrated Fit (FIF)

 

Hi strap lovers.  When my good custom Olivier contacted me to build a custom Alligator strap for his Rolex Deep Sea James Cameron D-Blue, he had a very specific idea in mind to have a deep blue Alligator strap with black accents in order echo the Blue fading to black dial of his lovely D-Blue Deep Sea.  After a couple of sample iterations, I finally struck on a color combination that he was looking for.   It’s essentially a custom deep Royal blue Alligator with black hand antique highlights (or more correctly low-lights).   He combined this with lime stitching, lining and edge paint to achieve the color that you see here.   Also, the design specification for his strap was to include our ‘Fully Integrated Fit (FIF).  The Rolex Deep-Sea watches look particularly great with our integrated strap fitment, as the gap between the standard straight end strap and the watch case is quite large.  Additionally given the bulk and weight of the Deep-Sea,  adding the notching a the lugs to bring the ultimate with of the strap to the outside line of the lugs at 26.5mm, then tapering back to (in this case) a 24mm deployant clasp really better secures the watch to the wrist and offers a much more balanced wrist feel.  Also, you’ve got to admit that it just looks badass!  Olivier’s is without question, our ‘Watch of the Week’

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Custom Hand Antiqued Blue Alligator strap for Rolex Deep-Sea with Fully Integrated Fit (FIF)
Custom Hand Antiqued Blue Alligator strap for Rolex Deep-Sea with Fully Integrated Fit (FIF)

Custom Hand Antiqued Blue Alligator strap for Rolex Deep-Sea with Fully Integrated Fit (FIF)
Custom Hand Antiqued Blue Alligator strap for Rolex Deep-Sea with Fully Integrated Fit (FIF)

1 thought on “Olivier’s Custom Dyed Antiqued Blue Alligator Strap for Rolex Deep Sea D-Blue”

  1. Working with John has been a real pleasure and on basis a flawless communication since day one of the project. He understood exactly what I was looking for and his collaboration was just perfect. The result is an amazing piece of art, way beyond my expectations, that I am now wearing with a lot of pride. I think it just goes perfectly with the watch and it reflects, at any moment, the passion and dedication John has for his work. This guy is one of these rare craftsman who works beautifully with his hands, and is intention is to always build the very best watch straps you will see on the market. So yes, for the watch lovers out there who are looking for a unique piece, do not hesitate one minute in contacting him. I have been wearing the strap for 2 week now and I can tell you it is catching all the attention and I already received a lot of compliments. Badass for sure ! Thank you John once again and I can not wait for the next project.

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