Go full chic with Ullu’s exotic skins for Apple Watch [Watch Store]

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Ullu exotic leather Apple Watch bands
Ullu offers a line of luxury Apple Watch bands in premium leathers that include stingray and ostrich.
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Apple Watch has a thing for style. Your wrist is the perfect spot for a subtle yet effective statement en la moda.

Apple-centric accessories brand ullu answers the call for tangible luxury with a line of fine-leather bands for Apple Watch. On some bands, the word fine understates what is actually exotic.

Peruse ullu’s collection of colorful, exotic bands in our Watch Store.

Best List: Ullu’s Exotic Leather Bands for Apple Watch

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Ullu uses genuine Apple lugs for all of its beautiful bands — upping its quality game (and price tag).
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Among the types of leather you can find at ullu are Italian calf’s leather; ostrich, ethically sourced from South Africa; and stingray, ethically sourced from Thailand.

If you’re not opposed to sporting animal hide, the story of stingray leather might be of interest. Ullu writes on its blog that Samurai warriors used stingray leather on the hilts of their swords because it did not get slick when covered with the blood of the enemy. Tales aside, stingray is one of the most precious leathers on the market. This luxe and highly-resistant material is expertly handcrafted to give the bands a brilliantly shiny, pearly effect.

As far as exotic skins go, ostrich leather is a gold standard for its unique, bumpy texture and durability. As each animal hide is different, so is each and every handcrafted ullu strap.

And, off course, a fine piece of Italian cowhide with the ullu treatment can add a rich look to your Apple Watch. The company offers its premium leather and hand-colored leather bands for $99 in beautiful, rich hues.

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The Stingray Leather Band in Sun Ray has a beautiful, pebbly texture that makes for a very unique, standout strap.
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Genuine Apple adapters — no fakes here!

Unlike the majority of vendors creating bands for Apple Watch, ullu uses genuine Apple lugs for all of its bands — upping its quality game (and price tag) from its competitors. No fakes here.

Based in Dubai, ullu’s philosophy on product creation is a nod to the finer things in life. The luxury brand prides itself on crafting by hand premium leather Apple Watch accessories for its discerning clientele from whom ullu gleans its style cues. Handmade and finished by skilled artisans, each strap is unique, beautiful and impeccably finished. Only the best in high-quality craftsmanship.

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Luxurious ostrich leather is well-known for its softness, flexibility and durability, and of course its characteristic bumps.
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Each ullu strap is meticulously lined and stitched. A shiny, stainless steel buckle polishes off these exceptional bands. Available in both 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch sizes.

Price: $99–$249

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Ullu provided Cult of Mac with a review unit for this article. See Cult of Mac’s reviews policy; and check out more stuff we recommend in our Best List reviews.