Luxury Watch Straps on Video

Watch this great new video from luxury watch strap maker Bianca Mosca showing how their alligator bands are made WATCH NOW



Sartorial Sneakers

As many of you are aware I’m particularly partial to sneakers especially the rather wonderful alligator sneakers from ultra-lux brand Bianca Mosca.

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So I was very interested to see the wonderful new designs from the collaboration between Sutor Mantellassi and Scott Schuman’s fabulous Sartorialist blog.


Alligator Watch Straps For Summer

New Alligator Watch Straps That Are Designed Especially For Hot Weather

When the temperature is rising the last thing you need is a padded alligator leather watch strap sitting on a sweaty wrist.

The result is that many people stop wearing their smart dress watches in hot weather. But this Summer there’s a new option on the table.

Bianca Mosca’s alligator watch straps have a proprietary lining that’s made from a high performance antiperspirant vulcanised rubber compound. This is how it works:

Moisture from the wearer’s wrist is automatically evaporated. The skin regulates the temperature under the strap to offer greater comfort than traditional bands. The result is that you can carry on wearing your favourite watch throughout the Summer months.

The wearer no longer worries about rising temperatures, causing them to perspire, and ruin their precious alligator strap. At the end of the day the lining can simply be wiped clean with a damp cloth, avoiding any damage to the fine leather surface. No other alligator watch strap can match the endurance of Bianca Mosca’s hot weather watch bands.

Bianca Mosca alligator watch straps can also be customised from a selection of eighteen colors. Customers can select contrast stitching and get the exact width, fit and padding height they require. The straps are entirely handmade in the company’s workshop in France and can be ordered online from They’re priced at $275 with machine stitching which includes free delivery worldwide. Hand stitching is a $50 option.






Bespoke Reverso From JLC

I’m a sucker for any type of customisation so when I heard that Jaeger-LeCoultre were introducing a new bespoke service for their iconic Reverso watch to celebrate 85 years since it’s introduction I was very excited.

A touch screen device has been installed in their Old Bond Street boutique, where customers can choose between three case sizes, 48 different dials (from mother-of-pearl to lacquered) and 80 custom watch straps (from ostrich to alligator). The ordering process takes about eight weeks to delivery and prices start from £3050. Get your order in.


It’s No Sweat: Best Watch Bands For Summer

When it’s 90 degrees outside the last thing you need on your wrist is a padded exotic leather watch band. It’s a bit like wearing a parka in a sauna.

During the Summer months I tend to abandon my fine watch collection and strap a simple Swatch on to my wrist.This Summer I may have to change my mind.

I was recently sent one of the new alligator watch bands from Bianca Mosca that has a lining made from high performance antiperspirant rubber. Moisture is evaporated and the skin regulates the temperature under the strap to offer greater comfort allied to the elegance of the fine square scaled alligator leather.


The other great thing about the Bianca Mosca watch straps is that you can customize their bands from a selection of eighteen colors, select different contrast stitching and get the exact fit and padding height you require for your watch. The straps are handmade in their workshop in France and can be ordered online from They’re $275 with machine stitching. Hand stitching is a $50 option.