RSM is about innovation and pushing the boundaries of what a traditional notion of fabric strap might be. The common idea of the nylon strap being cheap and rough needs a thorough re-consideration with the existence of this series. This pure silk, reversible strap series has been in the test beds for a significant amount of time before we deemed it worthy for our customers. You are literally getting 2 straps when you purchase one. Both sides of the strap’s colour can be used depending on your preference for the watch of your choice. Using 100% pure silk and hand finished, this is not something you would want to miss.
Our fascination with structure and weaving techniques drove us to the development of this Reversible Silk range. We are awe-struck with repeated patterns in fractal geometry, rasp tools textures and traditional prints from various cultures. A strap is not a 2 dimensional object but very much a 3 dimensional construction involving the assemblage of its weft and warp. Looking at the 2 dimensional graphic created by the 3 dimensional construction give depth and makes one want to look closer. The graphic produced in fact reflects the structure of its construction. Piranesi would be proud.
The history of silk has been nothing but fascinating. The mystique of the silk road, the complexities of a commodity so sought-after that wars were fought. Fabric made of silk were fit for royals and nobles in the earlier years. But there were hardly any, or no application to the watch industry prior to our endeavour to make a pure silk strap made of high density weaving for your time piece. To venture into this direction, we were faced with many technical challenges with silk being a natural yarn. If metal bracelets and leather straps were the only material considered for classic time pieces, the luster from this yarn would open up new avenues and choices for watch aficionados like yourself.
The Walrus have gone into full dapper mode with this one. Another first of its kind. We hope you enjoy the fruits of our labour. Wear the original walrus – one that carries the spirit of exploration, creation of great designs with an attitude.