Watch bracelet manufacturer Hirsch will be launching two new products at this year’s Baselworld exhibition.
The first of these is the introduction of ‘Bark’, which is the first bracelet from Hirsch to be made with the vegan community in mind.
It’s replaced the usual upper material leather with a regrowing material called eucalyptus fibre from sustainable forestry. It looks like bark (hence the name) and the fibres are lightfast and abrasion-resistant.
Hirsch has also developed a special natural rubber compound that it called Hirsch Naturo Caoutchouc, which uses the sap of a desert plant that is free from allergens.
The second new product that the brand will be launching is called the ‘Ian’, which is a model in the High Performer collection, which is about to celebrate its fourth birthday.
It uses a water-resistant alligator hide and will be available in three colours: golden brown, black and a warm grey.
The caoutchouc core has a convex bracelet bottom that hugs the wrist and with its special groove geometry ensure the ‘dry skin’ effect but in a new design.
Hirsch will be unveiling these new straps at its Baselworld stand G09 in hall 2.0 on 22-27 March.