Soft leather straps on wristwatches provide an alternative to heavier metal bracelets. Apart from plain calf leather, straps made from snakeskin or alligator leather add texture and detail to an otherwise ordinary timepiece. Understated though they may be, the six tickers featured here come with everything from simple dials (for a formal evening) to functions like date and chronograph (for everyday use at work).
CK Accent (above)
$550, available at Robinsons, #B2-09 The Shoppes@Marina Bay Sands, Tel: 6688-7622.
(From left to right)
Claude Bernard Open Heart Automatic
50mm three-piece brushed PVD case with Italian calf leather strap. Swiss quartz movement with calendar. Water-resistant to 100m.
$680, available at Robinsons, #B2-09 The Shoppes@Marina Bay Sands, Tel: 6688-7622.
40mm IP rose gold stainless steel case with leather strap. Automatic movement with skeleton design. Water-resistant to 50m.
$379, available at Arbutus dealers.
Guess W 95086G1
45mm stainless steel case with leather strap. Japanese electronic movement with date and 24-hour indicator. Water-resistant to 100m.
$218, available at Guess, #B1-24A/28 Ngee Ann City, Tel: 6735-7363.