Custom Black Alligator for Cartier Tank:
Hi Strap lovers, This custom Black Alligator for Cartier Tank, I think is a real show stopper. From the very earliest days of our founding of Dangerous9straps, I have been making custom straps for vintage watches as well as more modern sports watches. Straps for Vintage watches are often smaller and less brash than the straps that I build for larger modern sports watches. Most often vintage watches are smaller, thinner and more refined than many of their modern counterparts and require more delicate and more subtly designed straps so as not to overwhelm their small presentation. Such is the case with Detlev’s vintage white gold Cartier Tank.
Design of the Cartier Tank Watch:
Louis Cartier, the founder of the brand, invented the Cartier Tank in 1917. It is the brand’s most iconic model. The Tank’s name and design pay homage to the Renault FT-17, a French tank used during the First World War. This watch, however, despite its rather bold namesake is a study in subtly and understatement and is best paired with a strap that matches these characteristics. Detlev was wise then to choose our Racing Black Alligator. Racing black is a finish that is a very subtle semi-matte finish that is neither a high-shine (like ‘Million Dollar Black‘ Alligator from our Swiss Hides Alligator Collection) or nor a no-shine finish (such as SuperMatte Carbon Black Alligator from our France Croco Alligator Collection).
The Durability of our Racing Black Alligator:
The Racing Black Alligator is also highly durable, having been specially engineered by our Italian Tannery partner to be used for watch straps, which surprisingly requires very high levels of durability, being exposed to the rigors of daily life. Using Racing Black Alligator for this Cartier Tank watch, insures that this strap will have a long service life. Lined in our standard natural tan kidskin leather, which is both soft of the wrist and very durable will not only add to it wear life but give the strap and original equipment presentation.
Contact us to Order Yours!
Of course, if you have an idea for a strap that you would like me to build for your vintage Cartier Tank or for any other watch, please feel free to contact me a Dangerous9straps@gmail.com or by clicking on the contact button at the to of this page. I would be very happy to hear from you and to begin a design collaboration on your dream strap!