Newly Arrived Alligator Hides from France Croco!
From top to bottom: Grigio-Verde, Million Dollar Black and SuperMatte Carbon Black Alligator hides

France Croco Alligator skins in stock:

Our France Croco Alligator Skins are from the Worlds Premiere Tannery for the Very Best Handmade Alligator Watch Straps:

France Croco Alligator skins in stock. 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 with 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 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:

SuperMatte Carbon Black Alligator -Newly Arrived Alligator Hides from France Croco!
SuperMatte Carbon Black Alligator

SuperMatte Carbon Black Alligator - Newly Arrived Alligator Hides from France Croco!
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

See and Read more:

In order to view some of the wonderful straps that I have made from the SuperMatte Alligator, please follow this link: SuperMatte Alligator straps by Dangerous9straps.  To see a slideshow of even more photos, please follow this link to our Photobucket album of SuperMatte Alligator straps by Dangerous9straps.

In addition to fully custom straps, I do stock a limited selection of pre-made straps from this material in our Webshop: https://dangerous9straps.com/shop/width/24mm/supermatte-alligator-p2424-g/

 

Grigio-Verde (Grey-Green):

Grigio-Verde (Grey-Green) - Newly Arrived Alligator Hides from France Croco!
Grigio-Verde (Grey-Green) Alligator

France Croco Alligator skins in current stock – Grigio-Verde (Grey-Green) Alligator -Our newest color offering from France Croco, when we were sent photos of these amazing hides, I knew that we have found something special.  These hides are a near-perfect combination of Grey and Olive drab.  The color finish and dye quality have an amazing waxiness that our Tourbe Brune also offers but in this totally fresh colorway.  I low light it looks to be an Olive Drab or even the color of Jade Stone and in bright lighting, it reflects more of its grey tones, that combined with the lighter color between the scales (this is another feature that our Tourbe Brune offers), gives these hides a totally upscale look that quite honestly is impossible to beat.  I’m really excited to build my first strap from this premium material!

To see some of the straps that I have so far made from this exciting new color, please follow this link: Grigio-Verde Alligator straps by Dangerous9straps.

Grigio-Verde (Grey-Green)
Grigio-Verde (Grey-Green)
Grigio-Verde (Grey-Green)

Million Dollar Black Alligator: (New batch just arrived!)

Newly Arrived Alligator Hides from France Croco!
Million Dollar Black Alligator
‘Million Dollar Black’ Alligator

This has perennially been one of our hottest sellers.  And one look at these hides and you will understand why.  It got just the perfect amount of shine for a dressy strap without that over-glossy, patent leather look.  It really has consistently made straps that I think look like a million dollars.  in the past, we have sourced these hides from another premium supplier, but seeing the version that France Croco has made, we have found it to be superior in every way and so the ‘Million Dollar Black’ now joins are ultra-premium France Croco Alligator Collection.
Million Dollar Black Alligator
Million Dollar Black Alligator

See and Read More:

To view some of the many amazing straps that we have made from our old ‘Million Dollar Black Alligator hides, Please follow this think to the various blog posts which feature them: Million Dollar Black‘ Alligator straps by Dangerous9straps

Chocolate Noir Alligator (New):


France Croco Alligator Skins in Stock
Chocolate Noir Alligator

Our Chocolate Noir is a deep brown Alligator that is the newest deep brown Alligator addition.  If you are looking for a rich deep brown Alligator, for your custom straps this is a great opportunity. The color is actually a more uniform deep brown color than our Tourbe Brune Alligator. I was only able to get my hands on 2 of these colors, which should be enough for 20-25 straps, so if you’re interested please don’t hesitate.  

To View straps made from this beep brown Alligator, which have become a perennial favorite for Dangerous9straps, please follow this link: Straps made from Chocolate Noir Alligator

Tourbe Brune Alligator:

France Croco Alligator skins in current stock - Tourbe Brune Alligator
Tourbe Brune Alligator
Tourbe Brune Alligator
 

France Croco Alligator skins in current stock - 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 by far our 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

Nubuck Espresso Alligator (Almost sold out!):

France Croco Alligator skins in stock - Espresso Nubuck Alligator
Espresso Nubuck Alligator

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 these colors, which should be enough for 10-12 straps, so if you’re interested please don’t hesitate.  – I am very nearly sold out of this hide!

Bamboo Nile Crocodile(I have just received a re-stock!):

Newly arrived Babmoo Nile CrocodileFrance Croco Alligator Skins in Stock
Bamboo Nile Crocodile

Our Bamboo (this one is a Nile Crocodile) is a very light beige 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 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 straps that I have created from this one of a kind hide, please follow this link: Straps made from Bamboo Alligator and Crocodile

Acid Bleu Alligator:

France Croco Alligator skins in stock - Acid Blue Alligator
Acid Blue 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 an Antique wash denim blue and in other light conditions looks like an antique washed 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:

France Croco Alligator skins in stock - Antique Chestnut 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

France Croco Alligator skins in stock - Antique Chestnut Alligator
Antique Chestnut Alligator


Vintage Cognac Alligator:

Vintage Cognac 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 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:

Darker Vintage Cognac
Darker Vintage Cognac

Pearlescent White: Pure White and Ivory White Alligator:

Pearlescent White: Pure White and Ivory White Alligator
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:

Pearlescent Pure White Alligator
Pearlescent Pure White Alligator
Pearlescent Ivory White Alligator

Starry Night – Pearlescent Mid-Night Blue Alligator:

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 

Starry Night - Pearlescent Mid-Night Blue Alligator
Starry Night – Pearlescent Mid-Night Blue Alligator
Starry Night - Pearlescent Mid-Night Blue Alligator

 

Caramel d’Or Alligator:

Caramel d'Or Alligator:

I currently stock 2 skins in this extraordinary color, Caramel d’Or is a beautiful caramel color with lighter golden tones between the scales.

To view examples of the straps which I have made from these beautiful Alligator hides, please follow this link: Straps Made from Caramel d’Or Alligator

Caramel d'Or Alligator:
Caramel d’Or Alligator

 

Dark Olive: (very nearly sold out!):

Dark Olive Alligator
Dark Olive Alligator

Dark Olive Alligator (Nearly sold out!):

Dark Olive is one of my favorite colors.  A deep Olive/Army color, this strap will look fantastic paired with black, brown, and cream color dial watches and I think combines spectacularly with black PVD and Black DLC watches. 

To view examples of the straps which I have made from these beautiful Alligator hides, please follow this link: Straps Made from Dark Olive Alligator

Pearlescent Baby Pink (NEW!)and Baby Blue Alligators:

Pearlescent Baby Pink (NEW!)and Baby Blue Alligators
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

Pearlescent Baby Pink (NEW!) Alligators

Pearlescent Baby Blue Alligators

 

Etain Gris Alligator
Etain Gris Alligator

Etain Gris Alligator (Very nearly sold out!):

Etain Gris or ‘Pewter Grey’ is a beautifully soft tannage with a shiny finish and a bit of black antiquing between the scales which gives the Grey a great vintage Pewter color.

To see samples of straps made from this one of a kind hide, please follow this link: Straps made from Etain Gris Alligator

Etain Gris Alligator

Azure Bleu Alligator: (Almost Gone!):

Azure Bleu Alligator
Azur Bleu Alligator

Azur Bleu in a really great medium French Royal blue with just the smallest hint of an Azur (grey-green) tone.  I have only portions of the upper tail of this hide remaining which offers a bit more character than the smoother finish of the belly section

To see some examples of straps that I have made from Azur Bleu, please follow this link: Straps made from Azur Bleu Alligator

Armagnac Alligator:

Armagnac Alligator
Armagnac 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  

Armagnac Alligator

 

Contact me about your custom strap!:

If you would like me to build this strap for your precious timepiece from France Croco Alligator skins in stock or from any other material that you have seen on my blog, 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!