Sleek, dark leather bands add sophistication to fall watches

Every fashion collection must have something simple and dark. It’s a staple that can be used to make a straightforward statement, or be just the thing to add a bit of seriousness.

The same applies to timepieces. There’s nothing more elegant than a striking stainless steel case with a black leather strap. Throw in a bit of personality with a few time zone accents, signature stitching and logo engravings, and it’s a masterpiece created with all the right intentions.

Simple? Yes.

Boring? Never.

Here are some watchmakers who have added their own flair to the always-popular black-strapped timepiece.

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