Istanbul | 20x19
curved nude Nubuck
Istanbul is a place close to A Collected Man, and we are indebted to this stunning city and its fantastic food culture for many reasons. As a result, we chose to give this name to one of our favourite straps, whose colours reminds us of the city’s stones at dawn.
The Istanbul is our lightest-coloured strap together with its suede counterpart, the Palermo. The nude colour with matching stitching add a welcome note of lightness and texture to the warmer toned rose gold cases but also makes a subtle, understated match with the cold hue of platinum cases.
The strap will pair well with light, silver and white dials but it looks its finest against the blue on Journe's Chronometre Bleus. Thus it is now available with curved ends in a 20x19mm size to fit Journe buckles (you can view the straight end version here).
Please note that this strap comes without buckles.
Each of these straps is individually hand-made in order to best fit your watch. Completely handcrafted in France and Belgium, the process to create them involves at least five different stages of production, to ensure the spring-bar and the material fit the lugs, despite the thickness of the leather.
These specially-curved, bespoke straps come to us from the best European manufacturers. Produced using a hardwearing taurillon nubuck leather, sourced from the finest tanneries in France and Italy, this nubuck leather, created from the very finest part of the hide, and is tanned to a light nude colour. Then, through a production process of sanding, the material is given its soft, tactile feel.
Thickness: 2.5mm, making it a fairly thin strap
Straps may be returned within 14 days of purchase, provided they remain completely unworn and in their original, unopened packaging.