You know them. You loved them. They are back. In 2019, we introduced you to the French patina leather straps handmade by Beaubleu. Today, we have decided to propose new versions, three colors that, of course, can match your watch.

Beaubleu limited edition collection of patina leather straps handmade in France for automatic watches

The heart of our French patina leather straps, the French know-how

After a full 2020 year, we wanted to build stronger relationships with our craftsmen and support French craftsmanship by offering a new version of our French patina leather straps. The advantage? Each strap is carefully made in Besançon, the heart of watchmaking – no less.

Let’s start from the beginning, an invitation to travel, where every smell, from leather to oil from the machines, passing by the wood of the workbenches, transports you to that land of dreams: the Craft Industry.

Almost religiously, we follow Thomas, grabbing a piece of undyed leather, going to carefully shape a strap. With a knife, the craftsman meticulously cuts the two strips of leather. Then, he repeats this step with a piece of leather that will be in contact with the skin. After this cutting phase, we move on to the assembly where a reinforcement piece is inserted between the skins to give rigidity and support. After gluing these three layers, we sew the pieces together, then and thread by hand the edges of the strap.

We finish this manufacturing process with several layers of dying on the strap’s edges with rubber to protect it through the days. Finally, to illustrate this first step, we engrave the inscription “handmade” and the logo of Beaubleu.

The natural leather straps are now ready to be receive their patinas.

The unique personalities of our leather straps

Once the strap manufacturing is finished, we receive them in Paris at our workshop for creating the patina.

First of all, adding the patina to a leather strap consists of manually achieving the aged look, that only time has the secret. To do this, we will create make this effect by successively applying dye with several brushes.

Before anything, we apply the first layer of dye, called “light” (an emerald green for example) on the whole strap. After letting the leather dry, we will brush it with a very little dye quantity, but this time with a “dark” shade (a racing green, in this example). It is through the accumulation of this brushing that the patina will take shape, taking care of obtaining a soft and realistic shading; dark on the edges of the straps and lighter in its center as if you had worn it for several years.

After almost an hour, the patina has dried and is finished. Last, but not least, we have to apply a cream to reveal the work, make the leather shine, and protect it from stains during your well-watered parties.

Obviously, this 100% handmade work makes each creation unique; depending on the gesture, the mood or the intensity of the craftsman’s movements, each imperfection becomes a mark of distinction.

This coquetry for sunny days will underline your style with delicacy and elegance.

Beaubleu cognac patina leather strap handmade in France limited edition with olympe automatic watch
Beaubleu blue patina leather strap handmade in France limited edition with Intrepide Klein Blue automatic watch

Just to let you know, pre-orders start on April 22nd with only 20 pieces per model (Green, Blue and Cognac). If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us on the chat or through our social networks.

Wishing you wonderful hours,

Team Beaubleu

Since our beginnings, we have been keen to share with you our vision of the watchmaking and the time. Today, we are going to present you three main Beaubleu’s mainstays on which Beaubleu stands ?

French know-how, the first mainstay of Beaubleu

For Beaubleu, the know-how starts with the origins of our designer and co-founder, Nicolas. Parisian since his first day, the elegance, the effervescence, the paradoxes and the beauty of the capital are the foundations of his inspiration and the creation of our timepieces. Indeed, the inscription “création parisienne” on the dial of our watches is a direct reference to the French local know-how, which plays a key role in the creation of Beaubleu watches. This Parisian anchorage allows us to ensure a meticulous follow-up during the assembly and control steps. Another important point is our wish to work directly with our professional partners. Why ? Just because without intermediaries, the relationships are stronger with a better understanding of everyone’s needs, to finally offer you the best quality possible.

Through this apporach, our goal is to create local synergies and strong relationships to develop French watchmaking (at our level, of course). French watchmaking is an opportunity, we take it.

The production with limited edition collections

Have you ever noticed the inscription “limited edition” and the serial number on the case back of a Beaubleu watch? And, if we told you that behind this inscription there is a more advanced philosophy concerning the creation and production of our pieces? Let’s discover it !

By offering you limited edition collections, which will not be reissued, we create an uncomfortable but fertile environment for innovation. As we are often unsatisfied, we always look for a new singularity and poetry in order to express it through our creations.

But what else? Producing in small quantities allows us to maintain a high level of quality. Indeed, making an excellent quality for one watch is not the same constraint as for 10 000 watches. This is why having a controlled production contributes strongly to a better quality of the watches.

Finally, all the watches produced are numbered to certify their uniqueness. A rarity that creates a special relationship between the watch and the Ambassador. An established house’s mainstay since the launch of the first timepieces.

Our universal vision of watchmaking

Are they only for men? Do you have a collection for women? These are the types of questions you often ask, and we like to answer them to explain our vision.

First of all, we think that the style of a watch should not be defined for a man or a woman, but it should transcend this dichotomy. Indeed, the choice of a watch is more related to the choice of dimensions, design, or comfort of the watch, but especially not to the gender of the customer.

Beyond butterflies, skulls, and other gender embellishments, we believe that the experience is the keystone of our creations. A Beaubleu watch is a watch that tells a story. A story that everyone can perceive differently depending on the light or the occasion. This is how we express the idea of a universal watch throughout the Union collection.

And here we are, you now know the three mainstays of Beaubleu. Each piece is based on these fundamental principles that define Beaubleu’s philosophy and its vision of watchmaking.

Wishing you wonderful hours,

Team Beaubleu