Huitcinq1988’s bespoke watch strap ranges from classic to NATO straps, vintage inspired ones and oversized, in a wide variety of leathers like stingray, alligator, lizard, crocodile, shark, ostrich, shell cordovan, calfskin, goatskin, caiman, shearling, pigskin, suede, Cuir de Russie, frog, and many others.

Huitcinq1988

Bespoke Watch Strap

Huitcinq1988 Bespoke Watch Strap for Revolution x The Rake Covid-19 Solidarity Auction

The Bespoke watch strap ranges from classic watch strap to NATO straps, vintage inspired ones and oversized, in a wide variety of leathers like stingray, alligator, lizard, crocodile, shark, ostrich, shell cordovan, calfskin, goatskin, caiman, shearling, pigskin, wild boar, suede, Cuir de Russie, frog, and some other leathers.

All Huitcinq leather goods, including card-holders, money clips, wallets and other bespoke creations, are entirely hand-cut and hand-crafted in Rome, Italy, without use of cutting or stitching machines. Huitcinq1988 is just two hands and old-school tools of the trade. The stitching is made with the ancient method of saddle-stitching, with one thread and two needles, using a precious waxed linen thread made in France. The edges of the product are coated with a special paint which undergoes a manual heat treatment which melts the waxes and seals them off to ensure great resistance over time. A lot of other passages are involved in the creation of their leather goods, which sometimes can take up to 2/3 weeks to be completed.

The brand’s CEO commented: “I just felt it was right to get on board with Wei and The Rake’s team for a good cause. Huitcinq1988 is proud of its contribution to these charity events since the beginning of our collaboration with The Rake. It’s just a little effort from me, no need to talk too much about it.”

The retail value of the watch strap is £840