JEANRICHARD has developed a new kind of strap made from alligator-skin but with the water-resistance of a strap made from 100% rubber. This newly developed strap technology reproduces the actual surface of alligator skin down to the smallest details, while offering total water-proofing and resilience to daily wear and tear in the great outdoors.
A year in the making, a special 3D scan was developed in association with the help of leading Swiss engineering college HEPIA, (Geneva University of applied sciences - technology, architecture and landscape). The scan was capable of actually illustrating the look of alligator skin. Then machining solutions experts Agie Charmillles contributed to the project with the latest technological laser machines capable of reproducing the required texture of this new kind of rubber strap.
Dubbed 'rubbergator' the new strap is good for even the most active summer lifestyle. Rubbergator comes in blue, black, brown or white, and complements the JeanRichard Aquascope model, particularly its ‘star’ version with its steel case, blue anodised-aluminium bezel, automatic movement and 300m water-resistance.
Fitted with a folding clasp, the 'rubbergator' strap is both comfortable to wear and secure on the wrist. Pricing is said to be affordable although it’s not yet known what the price will be. However, the low price point enables the strap to be interchangeable to fit any summer wardrobe and/or activity.
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