Just a couple of weeks ago, we announced our new Model 2 Classics. As we had written, after months of R&D we decided to take our popular unlined straps and recreate them using only heavy-duty vegetable tanned leather from Wickett & Craig Tannery of Pennsylvania. The result is a stronger, more stretch-resistant strap. Today, we’re excited to present our next evolution on this design, the Model 2 Premium.
The Model 2 Premium takes the style and comfort of our existing straps, but has been reengineered to be higher end; a more refined and finished strap that is built to last longer. A strap that will look as good on an everyday watch as on the finest timepiece. Still proudly manufactured in New York City and designed and developed in-house at worn&wound, the Model 2 Premium mixes gorgeous top-leathers, such as those from Chicago’s Horween Tannery, with structural lining leather. It is here that the real difference is made.
Sourced from Wickett & Craig, our vegetable tanned lining was chosen for its high-quality and stretch resistance. It makes the straps stronger, break-in nicer and feel more luxurious. We leave it thick too, not just a film like you’ll find on most straps. Because of this, as you wear the strap the lining will mold to your wrist, making the Model 2 Premium fit and feel great.
To further refine the Model 2 Premium, we’ve also painted the edges all around with several layers of complimentary color. We then hand tie each tack with braided, waxed cotton cord, for a clean and secure knot.