4L’MENTS STRAP – ISOTOPE GOUTTE D’EAU Edition
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…
…and adapted for the ISOTOPE GOUTTE d’EAU
(Click on the banner to see the watch on Isotope website)
Using 3 different leather thickness to fit the Goutte d’Eau case with 2 curved spring bars (included with the order) and to provide the strap with the appropriate firmness and comfort.
The strap is 22mm wide, with brushed 316L Stainless Steel hardware used in 4L’MENTS strap collection, adjustable in lenght, although is tailor made to your wrist.
Genuine full grain vegetable-tanned leather from Tuscany, Italy.
Black, vintage textured leather, natural bright finish, firm, will age with certain patina.
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. 5 thread colors available, one for every Goutte d’Eau watch case (BLUE, GREEN, ORANGE, RED and YELLOW).
…but if you want to choose another color, please leave your choice in the Comment box. Here some options: