Silke Giebe, 46, works in quality assurance—and is giving away a beautiful NOMOS watchstrap made of Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan.

»To do what you love, when your hobby is your career—that is most certainly a nice thing. All the same, for me personally it was the right decision to pursue a different path. And it led me from the stables straight to the NOMOS Glashütte chronometry. I am trained in animal husbandry and passionate about horseback riding. Still, I find myself sitting firmly in the saddle here—in the quality assurance department of NOMOS Glashütte. I like new challenges. And I very much enjoy working with many different people and characters, as I do now. For me, happiness in this world can be found on horseback—but you can find it elsewhere too.

While riding I use lots of leather. I love it as a material—the aroma alone! A synthetic watchstrap is never something I would consider. That’s why I am giving away an elegant and particularly robust Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan leather watchstrap—which is exclusive to NOMOS Glashütte. The leather comes from a small section on the hide of a horse. It’s the spot where a horse can’t shoo away flies with either its tail or teeth. Thus, the skin there is particularly thick. By the way: I have no issue with leather, even as an animal lover. Horses are livestock, and horseback riders have to be realistic about this. And if you take good care of the watchstrap, then at least this piece—straight from the horse’s hide—will live on for a long time to come.«

»Straight from the horse’s hide.«

Too late, despite owning a good watch? Don’t be disappointed—you can find a range of Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan straps in the NOMOS online store.