Sometimes a simple meeting is enough to give birth to beautiful things. In 2020, we met a start-up from Lyon, Ictyos, with whom we share the same values. Specialized in marine leather, they transform fish skins destined to become waste into a precious raw material.
After a successful and landmark first collection, we're going one step further with a band designed for theApple Watch Ultra, Odyssée. Rest assured, it remains compatible with allApple Watch series. This time it's a salmon leather, with four classic colors from an almost infinite range: Amber, Obsidian, Crystal and Circe Blue. To match this leather, we've added our Art Nouveau buckle, with its arabesque curves. It's reminiscent of the Greek letter Omega, a symbol of the end, but above all of renewal. A bit like marine leather, to which we give a second life.
By turning to this collection, you can be sure to choose a band that reflects your image, made of a noble leather, with a unique pattern designed by nature. For us, this is modernity, turned towards an eco-responsible future and responding to the needs of tomorrow.
In order to guarantee the highest quality marine leathers, Ictyos selects the finest fish skins from its French agri-food partners and always favors a short circuit, respecting the environment by limiting its footprint as much as possible carbone. Through this action, the entire industry is encouraged to improve its practices:
- To obtain the best hides, the animals must have enough space,
- They must live long enough to be of sufficient size,
- The creation of waste is limited. Today 50 tons of fish skins are thrown away per year in France.
The Odyssée collection is made from salmon leather, known for its suppleness, strength and fine, even grain. It is obtained by vegetable tanning to make the leather eternal and prevent it from naturally degrading over time. This tanning method, one of the most appreciated by enthusiasts, also helps protect your skin against any allergies.