If you're an IWC Schaffhausen nut, then you'll be pleased to know that they have collaborated with luxury leather specialists Santoni to offer leather accessories by in boutiques across the world. This collection of meticulously hand-dyed leather items is designed to echo IWC timepieces, some of which are already fitted with Santoni leather bracelets.
The product range includes a credit card holder, belt and bracelets.
Giuseppe Santoni, CEO of Santoni, adds: “Santoni and IWC Schaffhausen share a passion for authentic hand-crafted items, select materials and uniqueness.
I am proud that we are developing our collaboration further and are able to offer an exclusive selection of handmade Santoni products in selected IWC boutiques”.
This collaboration adds to the further work they're doing for the Charles Darwin Foundation (Providing scientific research, technical information and assistance to ensure the preservation of the Galapagos Islands) Formula 1 and the Sport for Good Foundation amongst others.
A wide range of colours
All accessories are made from high-qualify calf-leather and come in up to nine different colours.
They range from classic, subtle colours like brown, blue and black to striking, trendy tones such as orange, red and pink.
These products echo the colours of the Santoni bracelets IWC has outfitted many of its watches with since 2009. Each item is meticulously hand-dyed in Santoni ateliers, developing a unique patina over time.
Who wears IWC Schaffhausen?
No doubt the demographic is for the man with a disposable income. The prices are not listed on the IWC website but through a little digging I've found they can cost as much as £80k and some entry level IWC's can start around £3.5k.
The ambassadors I've seen championing IWC are Lewis Hamilton, Bradley Cooper, Sir Patrick Stewart, Dev Patel and Cate Blanchett.
A little history on IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN
With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868.
The company has gained an international reputation based on a passion for innovative solutions and technical ingenuity.
One of the world’s leading brands in the luxury watch segment, IWC crafts masterpieces of Haute Horlogerie at their finest, combining supreme precision with exclusive design.
As an ecologically and socially responsible company, IWC is committed to sustainable production, supports institutions around the globe in their work with children and young people, and maintains partnerships with organisations dedicated to environmental protection.
A little history on SANTONI
Santoni started operations in 1975 in Corridonia, in the heart of the shoemaking district of the Marche region of Italy.
What was originally a high-end footwear atelier turned in forty years into one of the leading players in the global luxury goods market.
Carl where can I get my hands on these Santoni Accessories?
These accessories will be available from March 2018 across select IWC boutiques: Madison Avenue in New York, Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles, New Bond Street in London, Residenzstraße in Munich, Nanjing West Road in Shanghai, and Hong Kong Heritage.
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