Milanese Strap Watch

So much more than an open-and-shut case of form meets function, steel mesh holds an unabashedly modern allure. Its woven metal links nod to both contemporary and industrial design and are renowned for their strength, but mesh itself is flexible, supple and sensuous – a potent combination of masculine and feminine that creates inherent tension and intrigue.

An ideal material for watchbands, steel mesh “is a `softer’ expression of metal, which ties back to the Danish approach to design having a distinct human factor to it,” says Skagen’s Senior Creative Director Thomas Bennedsen. “From a functional standpoint, it is very versatile in that it is easily adjustable, as opposed to your other normal metal strap option in links, plus it is much lighter and thinner.”