Taupe is a color we have a hard time defining, but that just looks amazing! This particular example is slightly brown, but highlights of gray reflect on it, giving it a very warm and cozy, almost earthy feel. It's a great foundation color that stands beautifully on it's own, but really puts forward the beauty of the Apple Watch.
Taupe is wonderful because it takes on a completely different feel depending on the watch it's placed on, and its owner. We've seen it on ladies on a black watch for a very feminine look, yet on a man it will give off a robust, military aura. it's easily one of most versatile straps. With nubuck buffalo, Clessant seeks to bring fairly understated bracelets that are easy to wear, whilst still bringing something extra not only to the eye, but also to the touch. Nubuck is a wonderful finish; to explain, it's made by sanding the top grain of a hide to give it a textured feel, much like felt or suede (in contrast, suede is sanding down the interior of a hide). We chose buffalo as it is one of the most resistant types of nubuck so you can enjoy the texture as long as possible!
Nubuck has a textured surface (called the nap) that requires occasional care. As such, when worn extensively, the nap may become flat and your strap will look like a "normal" leather strap. If you wish to maintain the nubuck appearance, we recommend using a specialized brush or an eraser like rubber block called a gum easily found in shops. This will revive your strap instantly. Be wary however from greasy stains as these tend to be difficult to remove.
- Hand selected black buffalo nubuck leather
- Machine stitched in off-white stitching
- matching black tainted edges
- Natural, vegetable tanned leather lining
This strap is made by hand in Western Europe by highly skilled artisans respecting the highest standards of production.
The strap is available and compatible with the 38 mm and 42 mm Apple Watch with matching hardware (adapters).