Black Novonappa Leather Strap

Sale price$130.00 AUD

Size: 24mm/20mm


Length (Long/Short)): Standard (115mm/75mm)

Length (Long/Short))

Our Novonappa® (also known as Barenia) French Calf is a combination-tanned leather from the Tannery Haas, near the river Rhine and in the alpine regions of France. Novonappa® French Calf is famous for its incredibly soft and smooth matte surface. This leather has excellent recovery against mild water stains and light scratches, making it a favourite for watch straps. Novonappa was traditional developed as a saddlery leather for Hermes but is now commonly used in bags and watch straps.

Tannery: Haas, France
Temper: Soft
Surface: Smooth, Matte
Patina: Medium
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 leathercrafting techniques. They are cut, saddle stitched and edge painted by hand to ensure your straps are durable and develop character with wear. 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.

Hypoallergenic 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.

Fine Hand Stitching

Our made-to-order straps showcase a fine hand-stitching density. With a spacing of 2.4mm per stitch, this creates a very refined look. Should you wish to go for a more rugged look, we also offer thicker thread and wider density stitching at 2.7mm and 3.0mm.

Strap Thickness

Our standard unpadded strap thickness is 2.2mm and padded strap thickness tapers from 4.5mm to 2.2mm. We are able to customise the thickness of the strap accordingly.

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.

Spring Bars

Choose between regular spring bars, quick-release spring bars or no spring bars. While quick-release spring bars are our preference as we love to change straps, we also understand it's not everyones cup of tea!

Smooth & Polished Edges

The edges of our straps are finished with Italian edge paint - sealing the raw edges from wear and tear. With over 5 layers of edge paint applied and rigorous sanding in between, our straps exhibit a beautiful smooth edge.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Fraser Mitcham (Melbourne, AU)
This is a strap everyone should own!

This is a gorgeous strap. As always, the team at Artisan has done an absolutely incredible job. I had quite specific customisations that I wanted, one of which was white stitching, amongst others, and it was all handled extremely well. Communication was prompt yet thorough. I am over the moon with the end product - it is such a classy strap (and it goes well with white stitching!). It definitely makes my Stowa "pop" a little, with the black matching the black of the dial, and the occasional flash of bright blue from the thermally-blued hands.

Overall, a great purchase, and the team at Artisan, especially Jayson, have really gone above and beyond to help me, during a difficult time in my life. They should be so proud of themselves, for not only making my life a little more exciting, but also for selling straps that are gorgeous, beautifully crafted and made with skill and love.

Steven Theunissen (Melbourne, AU)
Great band - confortable, subtle, classy… beautiful finish

I am so happy with this band, it brought my 25 year old Oris back to life

Robert (Perth, AU)
Stunning watch strap

Stunning made to measure watch strap in top quality Nappa leather. Fantastic follow up with questions about the number of holes I required. 10-day turnaround is excellent. I will definitely buy again.

Leanne (Perth, AU)
Thumbs up

Really happy with the quality and assistance of the strap, it arrived exactly as ordered and in good time. Fitting was easy. Absolutely happy to recommend

Elias Kim
The shipping was fast using DHL express. T...

The shipping was fast using DHL express. The strap quality is very good. It feels soft and nice. However, I cannot justify the price. Also, it takes 1-2 weeks for the shop to prepare the strap. Communication can be somewhat challenging for some people who have a short temper. I asked for an update on the strap and it took a few hours for a reply.