What are Rallye / Racing Watch Straps? December 20 2022


Rallye or racing watch straps are a type of watch strap that is designed to resemble the leather straps that were popular on racing watches in the 1960s and 1970s. These straps are typically made from high-quality leather and feature large perforations along the length of the strap to allow for increased airflow and to give them a distinctive look.

Rallye straps are typically wider than standard watch straps, ranging from 18mm to 24mm in width, and are often padded for added comfort during long races or drives. They are also known for their distinctive racing-inspired colors, such as black, white, and red.

Rallye watch straps are popular among watch enthusiasts who appreciate their classic look and feel, as well as their durability and comfort during extended wear. They are particularly well-suited for use with racing and sports watches, but can be worn with any watch that can accommodate the wider strap width.