If Man has not yet accomplished his dream to time travel,
certain objects allow us to almost touch the idea, as if it is at hand’s reach.
This is the case with Russia Leather, long regarded as the noblest of leathers, whose astonishing properties, amazing smell, and special grain have forged its legend.
LIMITED EDITION IN ONLY 40 PIECES.
On the evening of November 10th, 1786, just south off the English coast, the Captain of the Metta Catharina Von Flensburg gave order to reach Plymouth Harbor as quickly as possible for shelter. On board, a large shipment of hemp and reindeer leather bound for the Republic of Genoa.
Despite seemingly safe conditions, a strong wind would cause shipwreck, leaving its precious cargo forever lost in the depths of the English Channel … Or not.
200 years later, a team of archaeologists came upon the ship by pure coincidence during a diving mission. The leathers unearthed were, amazingly, intact, thus giving birth to the legend of Russia Leather…
AT JOSEPH BONNIE
In awe of its history and its virtues, we sought to acquire some leathers with the help of our workshop in the Center of France.
The fact of the matter is, being very rare, we have only managed to procure one. This allows us to barely make 40 Coltrane (classic) or Le Mans (rallye) straps.
Exceptional leather, exceptional means.
We propose that you place an order between October 28th and November 8th to receive your strap(s) for Christmas.
These will indeed be produced “on request” by our craftsmen, depending on the orders registered before November 9th.
Available in 4 sizes (18-14mm, 19-16mm, 20-16mm & 22-18mm), they will keep the lengths of our classic straps that suit wrists measuring 16.5 to 21 centimeters.