(Founder of Strapatelier — Kai)
Founded in the little red dot — Singapore, Kai first fell in love with watches instantly when he understood the fine quality and sophistication in a well-crafted watch.
His love for fine timepieces did not end there, as he began fitting and buying different kinds of watch straps to alleviate the look of all of his watches, giving each of them a unique taste and personality.
We are challenging to see how far we can stretch ourselves to design the most ridiculous strap for you! Our mission is to craft the highest quality straps to defy your typical strap norms at the most affordable prices.
Working together with a team of horophiles, we dived deep into R&D & have tried many different kinds of watch straps and accessories from all over the world which has helped us develop a considerable understanding of what makes a watch look pleasing, and most importantly, the attributes of a quality watch strap or accessory.
With this, the team has pledged themselves to provide unparalleled products and services for the rest of the watch enthusiasts in the world in hopes to build a community of the same appreciation for fine timepieces around them.
The concept is to make straps that will last you forever — of course it isn't possible with most straps, but we're constantly innovating & experimenting with different material to extend the lifespan of the strap as much as possible.
The team have integrated our passion together and managed to source our leather and materials from famous tanneries all around the world.
Most of our leather straps are made with vegetable tanned leather. This tanning process is environmentally friendly and natural hence its name "vegetable", as the materials used during the process are obtained from part of plants such as fruits, leaves and even barks.
Due to the organic process, our straps are rewarded with a firm structure and ages beautifully with what they call "leather patina". The beautifully aged leather patina are creases found on the straps, and can be achieved when worn long enough.
The whole tanning process is tedious and requires a good deal of work as it takes about six weeks to complete.
Our straps are meticulously hand-crafted and thoroughly checked with strict compliance ensuring exceptional quality and a cut above the rest.
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