M I N U T E & A Z I M U T
Calfskin Leather Preservation
Our Italian calfskin straps are handcrafted by artisans, so each piece is unique.
Our calfskin watch straps are made from original Tuscan leather from Pisa, produced and finished using a traditional process. The upper leather is tanned using pure vegetable lye and barrel dyed down to the fibre. The characteristic of this technique gives the leather a smooth, warm vegetable smell.
Our Italian calfskin watch strap range is made using the best kept secrets of an age-old Italian craft.
Calfskin leather is durable. However, without proper care, the flexibility and appearance of the leather can diminish. But with some care, your leather strap can stand the test of time.
There are two types of care that are appropriate for calfskin leather:
1. Help the calfskin to develop a patina, and let your life story show.
2. Preserve the leather so it looks forever new.
Care for a "patina" :
If your calfskin leather gets wet, dry it gently with a clean cloth. Avoid direct sunlight or rain, as both can do damage to the leather. Direct sunlight and any direct heat source can cause damage and a loss of natural sheen. Ideally, let it dry at room temperature.
If the calfskin leather becomes too dry, use a recommended cream to moisturise it.
To keep it "new" :
Use a damp cloth and rub the surface of the strap gently.
To remove excess moisture, use a soft, absorbent cloth. Following this, leave the calfskin leather to air dry naturally.
Keep in mind that, while polish will enhance the shine, the oils and compounds in the leather must be replaced every three months to keep your product looking like new. Gently rub the conditioner into the leather and lightly buff it.
When using any cleaners or conditioning products, test them first in an inconspicuous place to see how your calfskin leather reacts.
Be sure to care for your calfskin leather properly ahead of time. Once it cracks, it’s too late.