Helsinki | eight
grey nubuck case
This grey nubuck "Helsinki" is designed as a secure and refined case to hold up to eight watches. Our watch holder was hand-made in Europe, using soft nubuck, to add a minimalist, modern twist.
A Collected Man has always been fond of Helsinki’s restrained version of Art Nouveau, and it was one of its buildings (a former Nokia cable factory) whose colours are reflected in our Helsinki accessories. Its grey tone adds a certain sportiness to watches, and has quickly become one of our favourite straps to match with dress pieces.
Inspired by our love for the strap, this matching watch case can hold up to eight watches. Produced using a firm external frame and hard-wearing taurillon nubuck leather (cut from the very best part of the hide), it’s tanned to a deep-grey colour, then, through a process of sanding, is given its soft, tactile feel. The case is secured by a concealed, coil zip in matching colour, which - while keeping the case compact - allows the two sides to lay completely flat and to comfortably store and access the watches.
The two-part interior has the same grey material and look as the outside, separated by a nubuck and suede divider, with watch-shaped, padded cushioning. This can be snap-closed, ensuring that the watches in the upper compartment are securely held in place.
The recesses for the watches are thoughtfully designed and neatly lined with soft, light grey suede. The deep recesses are 22mm (2.2cm) in depth, and feature a lower compartment for the strap and a stepped system for the watch case and crown. This allows for the watches to lay flat, without causing damage to the strap, or the case and crown. The recess should comfortably fit pieces with case sizes up to 45 mm. Please note that these cases were designed with watches on straps in mind, and may not accommodate watches on bracelets.
Origin: Sourced from the finest tanneries in France and Italy, handcrafted in France and Belgium and then passing through a strict quality control process, this nubuck zip case is supplied to us by Molequin.
Like all leather goods, travel pouches and rolls benefit from a small amount of care and attention to extend their lives. Suitable cloths, brushes and shampoos may cure unwelcome odours or blemishes, and consider storing them in a dry, enclosed space, when not in use.
All accessories will be shipped by either DHL Standard or Express, depending upon the method selected at checkout. Orders received by 14:00 GMT, will be shipped on the same working day. Shipping to the UK is complementary and next day.
Accessories may be returned within 14 days of purchase, provided they remain completely unused.