Black Alligator (Padded) Leather Strap

Sale price$240.00 AUD

Size: 17mm/16mm


Length: Small (105mm/70mm)


*Currently in the process of crafting the next batch of alligator straps. Restock expected Mid-Late March 2024*

Alligator Leather is known to be at the pinnacle of high-end luxury. This black alligator comes from the famous French Tannery HCP which is owned by Hermes. If you're looking to dress up your timepiece, our black alligator is the perfect strap. 

Leather: Black Alligator Leather from HCP (Hermes), France
Stitching Colour: Black 
Strap Thickness: 4.5mm at lugs, tapering to 2.2mm
Temper: Medium - Softens with wear                                                                                
Surface: Medium - Scaled
Patina: No                                                                                                                        
Water Resistance: Low. To ensure longevity, avoid moisture or soaking our straps in water.

The Gold Standard for Leather Watch Straps

All of our watch straps are entirely handmade, utilising traditional leather crafting techniques. They are cut, saddle stitched and edge painted by hand to ensure your straps are durable and refined. All of our straps are lined with Zermatt leather, a hypoallergenic and water-resistant french calf leather. As all our leathers are full-grain leathers, the natural characteristics of the leather will show and may vary across straps.

To learn more about how we craft our straps, click here.


Quick-Release Spring Bars

Our ready-to-wear straps come with quick-release spring bars which allows you to easily install and remove the strap without the need of a tool. Say good bye to scratching the lugs of your watch!

316L Stainless Steel Buckle

Our straps comes installed with a 316L stainless steel buckle which is engraved with our Artisan Straps logo. This buckle comes with drilled lug holes allowing for easy removal without damaging the strap.

Water-resistant Calfskin Lining

In order to provide a luxurious feel, the straps are lined with Zermatt calfskin leather from Haas Tannery. This premium material is specially developed for use as a lining material and offers exceptional softness and comfort. It is also water and sweat-resistant, making it ideal for use in hot and humid climates.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
William (Brisbane, AU)
Better than OEM

Cleanly Punched Holes, Even Stitching, Quality leather selection from reliable tanneries; There is nothing to improve. Fantastic work!

Pehan (Sydney, AU)
Amazing product and even better customer service

Extremely happy with the quality! Jayson was very understanding and super helpful with tracking my order when we thought it was lost with auspost.

David (Sydney, AU)
Alligator strap

So I’m a watchmaker with Breitling. Their straps cost around $800!
So I looked around for alternatives and found a local producer of alligator straps in black and not too padded/chunky but substantial feeling. Artisan straps have the perfect proportions for my Superocean. Quality seems great and clasp is nice and not too large. I will be wearing this strap only in winter to extend longevity and hope I get a reasonable life out of it. Delivery was prompt and well packaged.