Christopher Clarke for Black Bough handmade black lizard skin leather watch strap
Lizard skin has long been used for making watch straps and has a luxurious appearance. The naturally small scales of the leather’s surface, polished finish and slim profile make these straps especially suitable for use with dress watches. Stitching is kept to a minimum in order to preserve the unique texture of the strap’s surface and maintain its classically slim appearance. The surface of these straps has an attractive sheen that consciously steers clear of the overly shiny, ‘patent’ leather look.
Handmade in Shropshire using the finest Lizard skin, sourced from a Tuscan tannery, these wristwatch straps are vegetable tanned. Vegetable tanning is the historic and traditional method of making the leather durable and involves steeping animal skins in a succession of pits filled with tanning liquor, this is derived from natural plant materials such as oak bark, sumac or mimosa. The process can take months or even years and leaves the leather with a slightly open texture which allows the leather to change with age, developing its own patination and suppleness. Today, only around 4% of leather worldwide is tanned in this way.
Tongue side: 120mm
Buckle side (excluding buckle) : 80mm
Straps with a lug gauge of 16mm are 5mm shorter: Tongue 115mm, Buckle 75mm
Thickness approx: 1.5mm
Buckles – straps are parallel therefore buckle widths match the lug gauges.
All straps are supplied with a pair of spring bars
The watches shown in the photographs are for illustrative purposes only
Please note that we are unable to ship Lizard watch straps outside the UK / European Union due to CITES restrictions. Watches shown are for illustrative purposes only.