Officine Panerai adds 11 coloured straps to its watches
July 29, 2014: Officine Panerai introduces colour straps which harmonises the simplicity of its watches. The new accessories have a lively character, fresh and versatile, maintaining Panerai’s unique and recognisable style. For the first time an elegant white version has been added to the semi-matt alligator straps already in the range – red, green, blue, pink, Bordeaux, orange and yellow. Another absolute first is represented by the new coloured straps with a polished finish, available in more intense shades of red, dark pink and violet. The particularly brilliant effect of the surface is achieved by an elaborate process of hand polishing using special agate stones.
The leather used for Panerai straps is exquisite, distinguished by large regular scales according to TEC standard (Toutes Écailles Carrées: rectangular scales only). The raw material comes from monitored farms in Louisiana in the United States, which operate in compliance with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
The upper leather is accurately folded and sealed round the edges of the strap, providing greater resistance to creasing and wear. Also the internal lining of the straps, made of soft natural leather, can breath while being resistant to humidity and is therefore very comfortable. The sewing is carried out using cotton thread of the same colour for the semi-matt straps and of a contrasting, lighter shade for the polished straps.
The new coloured straps in alligator are available for the Radiomir 1940 (42mm), Luminor 1950 (42mm) and Luminor (40mm).