'若竹色' WAKATAKE-IRO STRAP
Introducing the HIROSHIGE Wakatake-Iro Strap – a new hand-cut and hand-made watch strap in bamboo green featuring our unique Hiroshige script engraved on hand-patinaed leather. Made of calf leather selected for suppleness, the HIROSHIGE strap – like all our other products – promises to redefine established price-performance benchmarks by delivering all the elements of a haute horlogerie strap at a more than decent price.
Lug/Buckle widths: 20mm / 16mm
Upperside color: Wakatake-iro (Bamboo)
Underside color: Olive-green
Engraved Hiroshige script (original poem)
Embossed logo on underside
Revised quick-release spring-bars at lugs end
Hand-made & hand-cut
Limited production and shall not be repeated
Wakatake, in specific, represents a blossoming young bamboo - much like the HIROSHIGE strap which is first constructed in a yellow dye as its base before hand-applying an array of different patina shades to ultimately establish a darker green tone equivalent to that of a fully grown bamboo.
All HIROSHIGE straps are engraved with legendary Ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Hiroshige’s original handwritten poem from an original artwork ca. 1840. The poem is loosely translated as: 'The moon indulges into the night in various ways.'
Each leather strap is further hand-dyed using the anticatura patina technique, bringing an additional level of character and refinement to HIROSHIGE straps. No two leather patina products will ever look the same, and they will over time take on their own character and personality by building on the original patina as it ages.