Materials: Italian Calf leather; Italian Alcantara.
Handcrafted in Italy by Italian artisans.
Quick release band system.
Premium Italian materials.
Colors: Black leather [BN01-22/20]; Black Alcantara [BN02-22/20].
Strap width: 22/20mm; Bund width: 49mm.
Wrist size: R (Gents) 120x75mm length.
“Bund” it refers to the German Bundeswehr, or federal defense forces. While the strap was adopted by the German military in the 1960’s, the design actually dates back at least to WWI when many pocket watches were converted to wrist watches for field use. It consists of a strap that passes through a broad pad that sits under the watch. Pad design varies.
There is padding underneath the watch case to prevent metal burn on skin when sudden temperature change occurs in the cockpit.
This means that there is minimal contact with skin (except the buckle part) so, it is also ideal for metal allergy sufferers.
Alcantara is a covering material manufactured and marketed by Alcantara SpA. It is primarily used in the design, fashion, accessories, consumer electronics, automotive and marine industries. Alcantara is produced by combining an advanced spinning process and chemical and textile production processes which interact with each other.
Alcantara is being used currently as a flame retardant driver seat covering material for Formula One race cars and also is used in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule.