Tudor introduced a Heritage Black Bay Chrono at Baselworld 2017 this week, their first chronograph that is powered by a self-winding movement manufactured in-house, the Calibre MT5813. This new model configuration combines elements of the Black Bay’s marine heritage with functionality fit for the racetrack.
The steel case of the Black Bay Chrono measures 41mm in diameter with a polished and satin finish. The bezel has a tachymeter engraved in black and the screw-down winding crown is engraved with the Tudor rose. The dial is black with a date aperture at 6 o’clock and chronograph sub-dials at 3 and 9 o’clock. Its hour hand features Tudor’s iconic snowflake shape that dates back to 1969.
The MT5813 movement measures 30.4mm in diameter with a thickness of 7.23mm. It beats at a frequency of 28,800 beats per hour and offers a power reserve of 70 hours. Its technical innovations include a non-magnetic silicon balance spring, a variable inertia balance with micro-adjustment by screw and 41 jewels.
The Reference 79350 is available on a steel bracelet as shown in the above photo for 4,800 Swiss francs. It also comes with the option of a brown leather strap for 4,500 Swiss francs. Both configurations come with a denim-style jacquard woven strap in the box. For more information on this 2017 Tudor wristwatch model, visit the watchmaker’s official website at tudorwatch.com.
Of all the Swiss watchmakers, Rolex is the most reticent to give in to contemporary watch trends. Their 2017 Cosmograph Daytona, equipped with an Oysterflex watchband, proves that they see rubber straps as a watchmaking material that will stand the test of time. At Baselworld 2017, their display features Daytonas in yellow, white and Everose gold equipped with their coveted Cerachrom bezel and rubber Oysterflex strap.
2017 Yellow Gold Rolex Cosmograph Daytona on Oysterflex Rubber Strap
The Oysterflex bracelet was developed and patented by Rolex to offer the flexibility and aesthetic of an elastomer strap with the reliability and robustness of a metal bracelet. An elastic metal blade is at its core, which is then moulded with a high-performance black elastomer. It is then fitted with an 18 ct yellow, white or Everose gold Oysterlock safety clasp with an Easylink rapid extension system.
2017 Yellow Gold Cosmograph Daytona on Oysterflex Bracelet
What results is an even sportier version of the Cosmograph Daytona model that offers the freedom and flexibility of a rubber watch strap. For more information on this and every other new model configuration introduced at Baselworld 2017, visit rolex.com.
New 43mm Sea-Dweller Introduced at Baselworld 2017
Rolex just released images of their new 2017 model configurations during the Baselworld trade show in Switzerland. Among them is the 50th Anniversary version of the Sea-Dweller, originally introduced in 1967. The 904l stainless steel case is now 43mm in diameter, just 1mm smaller than the Deepsea.
2017 Rolex Sea-Dweller Side View
The Helium Escape Valve is visible on the side of the sizable case in the above photo. While the case has gone through aesthetic changes, the depth rating remains at 1,220 meters. It is fitted with an Oyster bracelet and Oysterlock clasp. The clasp features the Glidelock extension system that extends the length by 20mm in increments of 2mm and a Fliplock extension adding 26mm to its length.
2017 Sea-Dweller Oysterlock Clasp with Glidelock and Fliplock Extensions
The name of the model features a red color on the black dial. A Cyclops magnifying lens was also added to this model for the first time. For more information on the 2017 Sea-Dweller model, visit the watchmaker’s official website at rolex.com.
Full Grain Black Leather Watch Band with Red Devil Rubber Base
At Rubber B, luxury innovation fuels our business. While most of our products are designed to fit specific wristwatch models, we thought it important to offer a line of watchbands designed to fit any watch based on lug spacing. In looking at the products on the market, we noticed that there were few genuine leather bands that offered the comfort and flexibility of a vulcanized rubber strap.
Leather and rubber are usually not paired on one strap, but the combination offers a sporty alternative to classic leather bands. Crafted and hand-finished in Switzerland, our Structure Series straps feature a leather skin that is fused onto a rubber base with a 316L tang buckle. This allows our customers to enjoy the freedom that rubber offers with the elegant aesthetic of a leather strap.
The photo above shows our Jet Black grain leather strap on a Red Devil rubber base. Ideal for chronographs and tool watches, the red color of the base gives the strap a subtle flare that is balanced out by the natural texture of the grain leather. This unique watchband is available for watches with lug spacing of 18mm, 20mm and 22mm.
Shop all of our Structure Series straps in our e-Boutique at rubberb.com. We ship worldwide within 24-48 hours of your order with expedited shipping available.
Rubber B: Maker of the Ultimate Rubber Watch Straps
At Rubber B, an American company, we are proud to be the first manufacturer to design vulcanized rubber watch straps that are micro-calibrated to fit your favorite wristwatch models. Using ‘Blocked-Integration’ engineering, our straps are constructed to precisely fit the models they are designed for. This maintains the beauty and integrity of the timepiece while offering the wearer the flexibility and comfort of a rubber strap.
Manufactured in Switzerland using the same quality of materials used by the world’s leading watchmakers, our straps offer a unique and comfortable alternative to metal bracelets and NATO straps. Our current collection features watch bands designed for Rolex, Panerai, Patek Philippe and Tudor (coming soon) models. They come with either a 316L tang buckle or incorporate the deployant clasp that comes with the timepiece.
In addition to offering the ultimate in quality, our straps open the door for athletes, divers and outdoor enthusiasts to take their favorite wristwatch with them on any adventure without compromising its classic luxury aesthetic. Our reputation is built upon the lifetime experience of our customers with our products. A passion for luxury innovation still motivates us to expand our collections to offer Rubber B straps for more luxury watches every year.
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