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The Art of Leather Crafting


The process of creating exceptional timepieces requires complete dedication from Van Cleef & Arpels’ craftsmen, right up to the final details. As the finishing touch to a timepiece, the leather strap emphasizes the beauty and uniqueness of the dial. As such, it calls for the ultimate in know-how and care.

Our handmade straps are made of the finest leather, carefully selected and crafted to create a sense of harmony between the timepiece and the strap. 

Van Cleef & Arpels chooses the strap which best suits each model: the color, spirit, and style of the timepiece are taken into account to highlight its elegance and beauty. The leathers must therefore be absolutely flawless and of the utmost purity and quality. Whether sewn or edged, assembling the pieces calls for the hands of a master leatherworker. Finally, Van Cleef & Arpels’ signature is hot-marked using a bespoke stamp, before the buckle is added. The strap may then be added to a dial to crown a truly unique timepiece…