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New VulChromatic Colors for Panerai Luminor 44mm

New VulChromatic Colors for Rubber B Panerai Luminor 44mm Straps

New VulChromatic Colors for Rubber B Panerai Luminor 44mm Straps

The Rubber B VulChromatic series of rubber straps for Panerai Luminor 44mm models offers sporty style and ultimate comfort. Swiss made using only the finest materials, they maintain the luxury of the timepiece while giving the wearer the freedom to take their wristwatch with them on any adventure. A colorful stripe down the side of the Jet Black strap completes the look, adding just the right amount of personality.

No blends, bonding or glues are used to achieve the dual-tone of our VulChromatic straps. Using a patented process, we precision mold the colored piece of rubber into the host rubber material. This process ensures a seamless look and full tension and torsion uniformity. The colors will not fade over time, even after exposure to sweat, UV rays and other elements of daily wear. Combining all of these elements results is the ultimate rubber strap for Panerai.

We have added two new color combinations to our collection for Panerai, shown in the photo above. For those with a bold sense of style, we now offer a Red Devil and Jet Black strap for the Luminor. If you prefer a more subdued strap, we have also introduced a Caribbean Blue and Jet Black VulChromatic strap. Both of these straps maintain the nautical aesthetic of Panerai with a unique and stylish design element.

Learn more about these new straps and shop our entire collection for Panerai in our e-Boutique at rubberb.com. We ship internationally within 24 to 48 hours of receiving your order, with expedited shipping available.

Rolex Introduces Stainless Steel Sky-Dwellers in 2017

photo of 2017 Two-Tone Rolex Sky-Dweller

2017 Two-Tone Rolex Sky-Dweller

The most complicated watch currently offered by Rolex, the Sky-Dweller has been available only in precious metal configurations until now. At Baselworld 2017 the watchmaker introduced several new Sky-Dwellers in combinations of gold and stainless steel. The photo above shows the two-tone version in a combination of yellow gold and stainless steel.

The yellow gold/stainless steel configuration comes with a champagne dial as shown in the above photo. It is also available with a black or white dial. This combination evokes the aesthetic of the Datejust, Rolex’s classic dress watch. It features rectangular hour markers filled with Chromalight luminescence. This is a departure from the Roman and Arabic numerals used to mark the hours on the precious metal versions.

White Gold and Stainless Steel 2017 Rolex Sky-Dweller

White Gold and Stainless Steel 2017 Rolex Sky-Dweller

The combination that has been talked about the most since the international trade show is the white gold and stainless steel Sky-Dweller. The close up photo above shows the blue dial of this version which has already commanded a waiting list at many Rolex Authorized Dealers around the world. The white gold and steel configuration is also available with a white or black dial. At a modest price point, this opens up a new market for the watchmaker’s most innovative complication.

On their official website, Rolex has added tutorials on how to set the time and date on this complicated watch. This and the improved luminescence makes the model more accessible to the masses. All Sky-Dweller models are powered by a 9001 self-winding mechanical movement manufactured in-house by the watchmaker. The 42mm case features the fluted bezel that is characteristic of their dress watches and the Oyster bracelet is secured by a folding Oysterclasp fitted with a 5mm Easylink comfort extension.

Visit rolex.com for more information on the 2017 Sky-Dweller model configurations.

Black Rubber Strap for Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726A

Jet Black Rubber Strap for Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726A in Stainless Steel

Jet Black Rubber Strap for Patek Philippe Nautilus 5726A in Stainless Steel

When you own a timepiece by Patek Philippe you become part of the watchmaker’s legacy of fine Swiss watchmaking that dates back to 1839. For almost two centuries the company has been at the top of world of haute horlogerie, offering customers watches that transcend trends. With classic elegance and strict adherence to traditional watchmaking practices, the wristwatches they offer today are meant to be passed down to future generations. This ensures that their legacy will live on for years to come.

As the owner of a wristwatch by Patek Philippe, you become its guardian for life. At Rubber B, our goal is always to offer the ultimate rubber strap and our straps for Patek Philippe are no exception. They are micro-calibrated using ‘blocked integration’ for a flawless fit onto the watchcase. Made in Switzerland using the finest vulcanized rubber available on the market, they are built to last a lifetime. They also incorporate the deployant clasp that comes on the original leather strap for a fully integrated rubber strap configuration.

The spring and summer months bring warm weather and holidays by the sea. The benefits of a luxury rubber strap during this time are self-evident. Being able to take your Patek timepiece with you while you bathe in the sun and take a swim in the ocean is a luxury in itself. And with the straps’ streamlined design, they maintain the elegant aesthetic of the original configuration. So, you can enjoy the freedom of a rubber strap without sacrificing your personal style.

Shop our e-Boutique at rubberb.com to browse our entire collection of straps for Patek Philippe. The photo above shows our Jet Black strap on the Nautilus 5726A model in stainless steel. We also offer straps in Charcoal Gray, Navy Blue, Chocolate Brown, Espresso Brown and Arctic White. Place your order today and we will ship it within 24-48 hours anywhere in the world, with expedited shipping available.

Brown Full Grain Leather Watchband on Rubber Base

photo of Saddle Brown Full Grain Leather Rubber Watchband by Rubber B

Saddle Brown Full Grain Leather Rubber Watchband by Rubber B

Luxury comes in many forms, with different characteristics that cater to consumer’s needs and desires. Versatility is an element of luxury innovation that benefits the end user in a practical way. When it comes to versatility in a genuine leather watchband, nothing compares to the straps in the Structure Series by Rubber B. They are designed for a universal fit on a watch from any brand based on lug spacing and feature a vulcanized rubber base for lasting comfort and durability.

The photo above shows a Saddle Brown full grain leather watch strap fused onto a Jet Black rubber base. Manufactured and hand-finished in Switzerland, our leather straps feature the highest quality materials available to luxury watchmakers. They come with a 316l tang buckle that can be replaced with the buckle of many high-end timepieces. If you own a wristwatch with a lug spacing of either 18mm, 20mm or 22mm, you can shop our entire selection of Structure Series straps.

In addition to Saddle Brown, we offer grain leather straps in Jet Black as well. If you prefer to add some flair to your leather strap configuration, check out our Jet Black leather straps on a Red Devil vulcanized rubber base. They offer just enough color without sacrificing the classic aesthetic of a leather watchband. We also offer genuine alligator leather straps in Cognac and Jet Black on black rubber. All of the stitching used matches the color of the skin for a streamlined look.

Visit rubberb.com to shop the entire Structure Series collection in our e-Boutique 24/7 from anywhere in the world. We ship internationally within 24-48 hours of receiving your order with expedited shipping available.

Black Rubber Strap Options for Rolex GMT-Master II

Rolex GMT-Master II on Velcro Series Rubber B Strap

Rolex GMT-Master II on Jet Black Velcro Series Rubber B Strap

Offering closure options for rubber watch straps is equally as important as offering a variety of colors and styles. With the addition of our new Velcro Series, the Rubber B e-Boutique is stocked with three different closure options for your favorite Rolex professional models, like the GMT-Master II (Ceramic) shown above.

Our Velcro Series straps are sized to fit wrists from XS to XL (5.75 to 8.6 inches). A titanium insert is fitted to the attachment loop for optimal performance. Like every strap we offer, they are manufactured in Switzerland using the finest materials on the luxury watch market. They are micro-calibrated using ‘blocked integration’ engineering for a flawless fit onto the watch case with no gaps or movement.

Jet Black Rubber Strap for Rolex GMT-Master II (Ceramic) with Deployant Clasp

Jet Black Rubber Strap for Rolex GMT-Master II (Ceramic) with Deployant Clasp

We also offer straps for the GMT2 that incorporate the deployant clasp that comes with the timepiece. The photo above shows our Classic Series strap in Jet Black fitted with the Oysterock clasp that comes on the Rolex Oyster bracelet. This configuration offers the comfort and sporty aesthetic of a rubber strap that is fully integrated. It is ideal for anyone who likes to switch to a rubber strap configuration for the spring and summer months as an alternative to the metal bracelet.

Jet Black Rubber Strap for Rolex GMT-Master II (Ceramic) with Tang Buckle

Jet Black Rubber Strap for Rolex GMT-Master II (Ceramic) with Tang Buckle

An additional closure option is available in our Tang Buckle series. These straps allow the wearer to select the size that is most comfortable on their wrist. The buckle is made from 316l stainless steel for a strong and secure wear. This versatile option is available in a variety of colors and styles, all designed to compliment the aesthetic of the GMT-Master II.

Visit rubberb.com to choose the closure option that is best suited to your preferences. In addition to the GMT-Master II, we offer these straps for other Rolex models, like the popular Submariner, Sea-Dweller and Daytona. We ship internationally within 24-48 hours of receiving your order with expedited shipping available.