information to Crocodylus niloticus

Crocodylus niloticus

HIRSCH is fully committed to support the Washington Agreement, the CITES Convention (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) and works closely with all related authorities to ensure the principle of “protection through collection“. HIRSCH solely uses alligator and crocodile skins which are processed according to CITES rules and regulations!

The skins of the Louisiana Alligator, the Caiman crocodilus and the Crocodylus niloticus, rank among the most precious leather types and have become one of the most sought-after materials within the luxury watch industry.


According to its origin, the Crocodylus niloticus is also known under the name Nile crocodile, where it spreads all over Africa, including Madagascar.

Skin characteristics

The skin of the Crocodylus niloticus resembles the skin of the Louisiana Alligator due to its rectangular scales, however, showing a stronger variance in the scales. Another characteristic of this chrome-free tanned leather are tiny small little dots which remain visible in the form of pores as a relic of hair follicles and characterize the material with this symbol of origin.

The horizontal skin cutting adds a robust touch to the bracelet.