Saying three New Colours of the American-made Mannequin 2 Premium Strap – Now Accessible on the Windup Watch Store
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Fall is simply across the nook, so it’s time to start out excited about leather-based straps once more (lastly!). So at this time, we’re excited to announce three new hearty, rugged, autumn-ready straps to our Mannequin 2 Premium assortment. A fast primer on the Mannequin 2 Premium for the unfamiliar – these are our home line of American-made straps, that includes the highest quality leathers sourced from Chicago’s Horween tannery and Wickett & Craig of Pennsylvania. The leather-based is lower, painted, hand-sewn, and in any other case remodeled right into a high-quality watch strap within the coronary heart of Manhattan’s Garment District.
The three new colours are Darkish Navy, Marsh Inexperienced, and Yukon Brown. Every beautiful in their very own proper, they’re fairly totally different from each other, and never your typical strap colours. We hand chosen these three new leathers on a visit to Horween final 12 months, and are very excited to lastly make the straps out there. All can be found in 18, 20 and 22mm for $95, and you can head here to select them (and the 12 different Mannequin 2 Premium colours) up proper now.
Each watch collector ought to have a darkish blue leather-based strap of their strap bag, and we predict the brand new Darkish Navy is the proper selection for the job. That includes Horween Latigo leather-based higher. A full-grain leather-based that’s mixture tanned (vegetable and chromexcel) it’s a high-end article from Horween that’s comfortable and supple, with an interesting grain. The blue is deep, wealthy and constant all through the strap, and incorporates a easy floor. We’ve accented the blue with darkish brown edge paint, black lining and silver hand-tied facet knots. An amazing various to blacks and browns, blues go fantastically with white, grey, and salmon dials in addition to pale, tropical colours.
We’re very enthusiastic about this subsequent one. Marsh Inexperienced is made utilizing Horween Waxed Flesh Chromexcel leather-based. Principally, it is a suede that has had the nap waxed right down to create a strong floor. Because it’s held down by wax, the nap can and can ultimately give you put on, creating a really tough and rugged end. In different phrases, the extra you put on this strap, the gnarlier it’s going to develop into. However to start out, it’s nonetheless fairly distinctive. The colour is a darkish inexperienced with a powerful brown undertone that may develop into extra seen with put on. The floor texture is nearly scaly, with a novel and fascinating grain. Retaining with the darkish, earthy colours, we paired Marsh with brown edge paint, black lining, brown side-knots and a Stout keeper. Put this one in your hardest instrument watches. You gained’t remorse it.
One other distinctive leather-based, this one was a fortunate discover whereas going via Horween’s cabinets. Made out of Horween Predator leather-based (yeah, that’s their home title for this one), it’s an oiled nubuck with a matte end, pronounced leather-based grain, and distinctive colour. That is one other leather-based that’s all about patina. It scratches and marks up simply, in addition to darkens and shines up on areas of upper put on. What you find yourself with is a strap that tells a narrative and has an superior classic character after not-a-long time.
We known as this one Yukon as a result of it has a outdoorsy, rugged high quality that we actually fell for. A medium brown, it has a sandy, aged bronze tonality that’s distinctive. We paired this one with brown edge paint, pure lining, and brown facet knots. This one seems notably wonderful with darker, matte instances.