It isn’t every day – or maybe it isn’t any day – until now – -that a haute horlogerie watch brand goes as far as creating a hand-made cordovan (horse leather) strap for just its USA followers. But then, Jaeger-LeCoultre isn’t just any brand.
Last week, I had the amazing privilege of flying to Argentina with Jaeger-LeCoultre to experience first-hand it’s long and intimate involvement with polo, and to tour the incredible Fagliano workshop where the newest 1931 limited edition leather straps are made – unveiled for the first time last year in black and now in brown!! Fagliano is the famed and most revered bespoke Polo Boot maker – with the average pair of custom-made polo boots retailing for between $2,000 and $5,000. Situated in Argentina, in Buenos Aires, Fagliano is a family run business that has a waiting list for a pair of boots of about a year. Naturally, this precision, expertise and excellence is exactly what Jaeger-LeCoultre presents in its watches, and seeks in its limited edition straps.
There is a wild and wonderful story to be told here – so stay tuned for all sorts of great insights into the world of Jaeger-LeCoultre, polo, Fagliano and Argentina.