A pioneering spirit has defined fake IWC Schaffhausen’s approach to watchmaking since the Swiss brand’s inception over 150 years ago. The new TimberTex strap joins an impressive series of innovations, including the early adoption of titanium and ceramics in the 1980’s — from which birthed the world’s first-ever pure ceramic watch, the 1986 aaa quality replica IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Perpetual Calendar — and the more recent creation of Ceratanium®, a mixture of titanium and ceramics.
TimberTex joins luxury fake IWC Schaffhausen’s roster of leather alternatives like steel, textile and rubber; only this time, TimberTex can truly stand in as a replacement with its veiny, grained surface that mimics that of leather.
Unlike most synthetic leathers which are often derived from plastic or petroleum, TimberTex is made of 80% natural plant fibres. Ties to nature doesn’t stop there, with the cellulose used derived from Forest Stewardship Council-certified trees grown in the non-profit organisation’s sustainably and responsibly managed European forests. Then, the straps of those best quality IWC replica watches are manufactured in Italy with traditional paper-making techniques and coloured with natural plant-based dyes.
Finishing touches to the water-resistant straps include padding with recycled microfibre for the comfort factor and stitching via recycled thread.