A leather reinterpretation of the iconic Marine Nationale strap
First, a little history… The Marine Nationale strap was born out of necessity for a simple reliable way to hold a watch onto the wrist of the navy soldiers, linked to Tudor Submariner Snowflake blue dial model.
When delivering the French Navy on late 50s, Tudor was sending only “heads” and not entire watches, so without the strap. Frogmen and members of the Marine Nationale usually found their own way to create straps, in this case made from elastic parachute braid and parachute hardware… the icon was created!
Since then, several strap brands adapted or copied the design, using original hardware and parachute elastic nylon or using non-original materials.
It should be pointed out that, in most of the existing designs, the strap is placed under the watch case, giving an extra thickness to the watch, being able to cause some imbalance in the wrist.
On the other hand, some customers consider that nylon is not a stylish material for their valuable watches.
Given these important details that could be improved, didymoStrapS set to work on a design based on:
– S I M P L I C I T Y
– D U R A B I L I T Y
– F I R M N E S S
– S T Y L E
Considering these premises, and inspired by the energy of the 4 elements of nature, the 4L’MENTS strap was created…
Genuine full grain chrome-tanned leather from Spain.
Leather fairly resistant to water, stains and heat with pull up effect.
- ES·X01 – Semigloss chesnut brown, leather used in premium shoes production.
- ES·X02 – Matt chesnut brown. Leather from the same tannery than ES·X01.
- ES·X03 – Vintage camel brown. Leather used by a well-known spanish boots brand.
WRIST SIZE CHART
- S : 15.5-16.5 cm / 6.0-6.5 in
- M : 16.5-18.0 cm / 6.5-7.0 in
- L : 18.0-19.0 cm / 7.0-7.5 in
- XL : 19.0-20.0 cm / 7.5-8.0 in
- Other : write it in Comments box
Handmade waxed thread. Strong and wear resistant, waterproof, not fade. Customizable thread color for any strap.
Different colors have been proposed to choose from (black, white, cream white, brown, light brown and red), but if you want to choose another color, please leave your choice in the Comment box. Here some options:
However, if you don’t know which color to choose, write us an email and we will help you choose the thread color that best matches the strap and your watch and style.
HOW TO INSTALL A 4L’MENTS STRAP