Our France Croco Alligator Skins are from the Worlds Premiere Tannery for the Very Best Handmade Alligator Watch Straps:
We at Dangerous9straps are committed to building the very finest handmade and hand-stitched Alligator Watch straps available throughout the world. Naturally, we have sought out the very finest Alligators Tannery in the world to supply us our Alligator hides. 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 the best I’ve yet seen.
Many one of a Kind skins:
Once or twice yearly we travel to the Milan, Italy warehouse of France Croco to rummage through their current stock of hides and to pick the best colors and finishes for our upcoming year. Many of our these Alligator Hides, are one of a kind, and so as a result, we may only ever be able to offer 10 to 12 straps of these particular colors. So, while some colors/finishes such as our SuperMatte Carbon Black and Tourbe Brune are usually available, many of the others of these hides represent overruns from batches made for larger luxury goods makers, prototypes and showpieces used for display at leather trade fairs, etc. Of course, the upside for our customers is that their straps made from these limited availability color and finish makes their straps vanishingly rare. The downside for us is that a color/finish that is in much higher demand, remains unfulfilled. The lesson for our customers is that if you see a color/finish in our France Croco Alligator collection that you like, don’t hesitate to make your order right away, or it may be gone forever.
SuperMatte Carbon Black Alligator:
The SuperMatte Carbon American Alligator is a really awesome material and part of our premium France Croco skins collection. These hides have an extraordinary true matte finish, which reflects very little light and which as become a perennial favorite material.
Link to custom straps made from our SuperMatte Carbon Black Alligator
Chocolate Noir Alligator (New):
Our Chocolate Noir is a deep brown Alligator that is just newly arrived. If you are looking for a rich deep brown Alligator, for your custom straps this is a great opportunity. I was only able to get my hands on 2 of this color, which should be enough for 20-25 straps, so if you’re interested please don’t hesitate. If you hurry to order, you might get first cut!
Vin du Vieux-Port Alligator:
The Vin du Vieux-Port Alligator Alligator is a wonderful burgundy/brown hide with a waxy finish. Like many of our hides from France Croco, a one of a kind, which we will not be able to re-stock. As a result, I have a very limited quantity available for straps which can be made from this hide. If you are interested in having a strap made from this color, I strongly encourage you to contact me right away to reserve some.
To view straps made from this beautiful one of a kind Alligator hide Please follow this link: Straps made from Vin du Vieux-Port Alligator
Tourbe Brune Alligator:
What can I say about Tourbe Brune Alligator but that I think it is one of the great brown Alligator tannages of the world, with rich grey/brown tones with wonderful color variations within the scales and my preferred lighter tones in between the scales. This is my far are best selling brown of any exotic material and I hope that we can continue to source this color from our friends at France Croco for years to come!
To View straps made from this beep brown Alligator, which have become a perennial favorite for Dangerous9straps, please follow this link: Straps made from Tourbe Brune Alligator
Deep Blue Alligator:
This very deep blue makes for very stunning straps fading slightly to nearly black at the edges of the scales and with a nearly matte finish. I was lucky enough to be able to acquire two of these hides from France Croco and it is unlikely that I will be able to purchase more, so If you like the color, don’t hesitate to contact me.
To view some of the straps which I have made from these hides please follow this link: Straps made from Deep Blue Alligator
Nubuck Espresso Alligator (NEW!):
Nubuck Espresso is a wonderful deep brown Alligator with a Sueded finish, which I think will make for beautiful straps! I was only able to get my hands on 1 of this color, which should be enough for 10-12 straps, so if you’re interested please don’t hesitate. If you hurry to order, you might get first cut!
Bamboo Alligator :
Our Bamboo Alligator is a very light beige Alligator with a very nice waxy finish and makes for a wonderfully sophisticated strap. I had been looking for a very light tan/beige color alligator hide for a while when I struck paydirt, finding this one of a kind hide on a visit to France Croco’s Milan warehouse. Being a one of a kind hide, I will be unlikely to have the opportunity to purchase more, so if you would like a strap, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
To view a selection of strap which I have created from this one of a kind hide, please follow this link: Straps made from Bamboo Alligator
Not for the faint of heart, our Acid Blue is one of our most unique hides, which in some light conditions looks for all the world like and Antique wash denim blue and in other light conditions looks like an antique wash purple! This incredible finish is only something that the genius leather tanners from France Croco are capable of achieving!
To View samples of straps, which I have made from this hide, please follow the link: Straps Made from Acid Blue Alligator
Antique Chestnut Alligator:
Our Antique Chesnut Alligator has a wonderfully soft, nearly garment like hand and a great rustic Antique finish. This hide, like many we offer from France Croco, is a unique one of a kind hide which we will most likely not be able to re-stock.
To View straps made from the Antique Chestnut, please follow this link: Straps Made from Antique Chestnut Alligator
Vintage Cognac Alligator:
Vintage Cognac has become one of our most requested colors. First delivered to us in a darker color, which we have very little left and the later on a lighter color, which too has nearly sold out.
To view straps made from our Vintage Cognac Alligator, please follow this link: Straps Made from Vintage Cognac Alligator
Darker Vintage Cognac:
Pearlescent White: Pure White and Ivory White Alligator:
These hides come in two different iterations: Pure White Pearlescent (on the left above) with more of a matte finish and White/Ivory Pearlescent (on the right above) with a bit shinier finish. Both look great with white dial watches and depending on which you prefer would look great as well with any number of other dial colors such as Blue, Champaign, Silver, Grey, Brown, etc. Also, as you can see by the attached photo, I also like them when combined with our Metallic Gold or Silver thread but I think it could look just as striking with a colored thread if that color is featured in your watch.
To view some of the straps which I have made from these hides, please follow this link: White Alligator strap
Pearlescent Pure White:
Starry Night – Pearlescent Mid-Night Blue Alligator:
Very difficult to capture in photographs, our Starry Night – Pearlescent Mid-Night Blue Alligator is very dark blue – nearly and easily mistaken black in low, it really comes into its own in brighter light where the deep mid-night blue and pearlescent finish becomes more discernable.
To view photos of the strap I have made from this unique and on of a kind Alligator, please follow the link: Straps Made from Starry Night Alligator
Caramel d’Or Alligator:
I currently stock 2 skins in the extraordinary color, Caramel d’Or is a beautiful caramel color with lighter golden tones between the scales.
To view example of the straps which I have made from these beautiful Alligator hides, please follow this link: Straps Made from Caramel d’Or Alligator
Dark Olive Alligator:
Pearlescent Baby Pink (NEW!)and Baby Blue Alligators:
These lovely Alligator hides were purchased on a lark and feature a beautiful pearlescent baby Blue and baby Pink and like our Pure White Pearlescent referenced higher up on this page, have more of a matte finish, which my wife fell in love with. I have made a handful of straps from the Baby Blue, but the Baby Pink has not been cut into as yet, so if you hurry, you might have first cut!
To view straps made from the Pearlescent Baby Blue, please follow the following link: Straps Made from Baby Blue Pearlescent Alligator
Saint-Tropez Bleu Alligator:
Our Saint-Tropez Alligator has been a very well-received color and we only have very little of these unique hides left for your custom watch strap pleasure. If you have been looking for a unique turquoise blue Alligator for your watch strap, this will be the one
To view straps made from the Saint-Tropez Alligator, please follow the following link: Straps Made from Saint-Tropez Alligator
Etain Gris Alligator:
Azure Bleu Alligator:
Our Armagnac Alligator is a color I love. Very similar to our Caramel d’Or Alligator referred to above, but with a bit more color intensity and a bit less golden color between the scales. The best depiction of the difference is the photo at the header of this page.
To view Samples of custom straps I have made from the Armagnac Alligator, please follow this link: Straps made from Armagnac Alligator