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Wrap your wrist in Italian leather with Meridio for Apple Watch [Watch Store]

For the ultimate in refined, high-quality leather accessories, look to Italy’s centuries-old leather-making tradition. Now Apple Watch lovers can wear a little bit of this fine leather on their wrists in the form of Italian company Meridio’s Old Brown Leather Band for Apple Watch.

Italian leather Apple Watch bands

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Wear a small bit of Italy on your wrist with Meridio’s Vintage Collection.
Photo: Meridio

Italy is among the “big five” fashion capitals of the world: Paris, Milan, London and New York.

Italian leather, however, is in a class by itself. Distinguished by its selection of only the highest-quality hides, which are then vegetable-tanned by real, live craftsmen, Italy makes leather that is long-lasting and unique — and can run upward of six times the price of lesser leather.

Meridio is a small assemblage of artisans who hand-make leather bands for Apple Watch in an ancient tannery in Tuscany. (The region’s capital, Florence, is particularly famous for its leather production.)

The company seeks to combine the practicality and innovation of the Apple Watch with the inherent quality of Italian leather manufacturing.

Handmade in Italy

Meridio Apple Watch band in Old Brown
The Old Brown band is part of Meridio’s Vintage Collection.
Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac

The Old Brown Leather Band belongs to Meridio’s Vintage Collection, and is made from supple and elastic Nappa calf’s leather that is meticulously tanned and cut. Nappa leather is a particularly soft and practical material that develops a beautiful patina over time.

Marigold-colored stitching highlights the rich brown leather of the strap. The band itself has a subtle heft to it — I can feel the quality in workmanship and materials.

This particular leather Apple Watch band comes in four different-colored leathers: Arctic Night (deep blue), Colonial Red, Dried Herb, Smoked Walnut and Touchstone (deep gray), all with complementary stitching.

Choose from six adapter and hardware finishes to complement your Apple Watch: gold, rose gold, black, space gray, stainless steel and silver. I, personally, love the black. And, it’s available in 42 mm Apple Watch size only.

Check out Meridio’s entire collection of fine, exotic Apple Watch bands in all types of leather.

Price: $84

Buy from: Cult of Mac Watch Store

Check out the Cult of Mac Watch Store for a huge variety of curated straps, chargers and accessories for Apple Watch.

Meridio provided Cult of Mac with a review unit for this article. See Cult of Mac’s reviews policy; and check out more stuff we recommend in our Lust List reviews.

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