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Five Replacement Straps for the Lady Gaga Tudor Black Bay – 41mm – Reference m79230r-0005

Lady Gaga Tudor Black Bay Watch with Red Fabric Strap

Lady Gaga Tudor Black Bay Watch with Red Fabric Strap

Lady Gaga is one of the most famous musicians to come on the music scene, and Tudor has made her the face of their Born To Dare campaign, featuring their Tudor Black Bay watch collection.  Gaga (birth name: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) is seen wearing the above burgundy bezel, red fabric strap and black dial Reference: m79230r-0005.  This timeless piece has a long sought after cream colored luminescent patina markers which watch collectors find highly desirable about antique Rolex watches.

The Tudor Bay Reference: m79230r-0005 comes with a Rivet Steel Band, Aged Leather, Black Leather or Blue Leather and often is supplied with an additional fabric strap (pictured above).  The “Rivet” steel bracelet or aged leather strap have a folding buckle and safety clasp. The bezel is available in either burgundy, black or blue. The case is steel and has a 41mm diameter with a polished satin finish and a domed sapphire crystal.

The Reference: m79230r-0005 features the famous big winding crown and angular “snowflake” hands, famously used by the French National Navy in the 1970’s.  This is a diver’s watch which supports a depth of 660 feet.

The Tudor Heritage Black bay was first introduced in 2012, and it won the Rival Prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie in Geneva the following year. The Reference: m79230r-0005 is powered by the  Tudor Calibre MT5602.  It offers a powerful 70-hour power reserve, allowing the its wearer to take off the watch on Friday evening and put it on again on Monday morning without having to wind it. The movement is certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

Replacement Wristband for the Tudor Black Bay Reference m79230r-0005

Replacement Wristband for the Tudor Black Bay Reference m79230r-0005. Dual color: Jet Black / Red Devil

Rubber B has developed 5 dual-color watch bands that are engineered to fit perfectly on the Tudor Black Bay watches and the Tudor deployment buckle or any standard 18mm tang buckle.  This strap utilizes “Blocked Integration” engineering, incorporating solid inserts for a flawless, motionless flush mount to the watch case.

There is an all Jet Black color option which can look amazing in any occasion – tuxedo to diving suit.  Rubber B also provides dual color options like Jet Black / Red Devil featured in the picture above, Tudor Jet Black / Pacific Blue, Tudor Jet Black / Sahara Tan, and Tudor Jet Black / Arctic White.  All Rubber B straps are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber.  It has a universal fit for wrist sizes XXS – XXL.

As with all fine watch purchases, Rubber B, recommends to store the original watch bands in a safe place to preserve resale value.  The Rubber B bands will have a stunning look, and can stay clean even with an active lifestyle.  For more information and to view pictures of all of Rubber B replacement bands for the Tudor Bay Reference: m79230r-0005 visit our Tudor Bay page here.

9 Replacement Watchbands for the Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Oro Rosso – 44mm

Replacement Watchband for the Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Oro Rosso - 44mm

Replacement Watchband for the Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Oro Rosso – 44mm

The Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Oro Rosso – 44mm – Reference PAM00525 is a new chronograph with flyback function and an automatic movement with a power reserve of up to 3 days.  It is powered by an Automatic mechanical P.9100 calibre movement with 27 jewels.  It has a Glucydur balance mechanism and an Incabloc anti-shock device to preserve consistent time in difficult conditions. The Panerai Lumnior Ref. PAM00525 supports a water resistance of 150 feet.

Panerai Luminor 1950 Night View

Panerai Luminor 1950 Night View

The Panerai Luminor 1950 Ref. PAM00525 functions with an hours hand in gold,  minutes hand in gold, seconds hand in blue, a small seconds at the 9 o’clock position, date at the 3 o’clock position, a chronograph flyback and seconds reset with the buttons at the left side of the watch.  The case is 44 mm in diameter, and is made in 18 ct. polished Red Gold.  The bezel is in matching polished red gold.

The dial is black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers for visibility even in very low lighting conditions.  The crown is protected by the Patented Panerai locking crown protector in brushed red gold.  Both the front and back have sapphire crystal made out of corundum.

The Panerai Luminor 1950 Ref. PAM00525 comes with a brown leather band and a 22mm lug width for easy integration with the Rubber B 22mm replacement band line of the best replacement bracelets in the industry.

Although the Rubber B universal bands offers owners of this fine Reference PAM00525, six superb replacement bands including two variations of Brown leather bands, Black leather bands and even a dual color Black and Red leather band, Rubber B has taken this a step further.

Rubber B has custom designed a vulcanized rubber strap which is precisely calibrated for 44mm Luminor 1950 models including the Reference PAM00525. This strap utilizes “Blocked Integration” engineering for a flawless, motionless flush mount to the Panerai case.

Panerai Luminor White Replacement Band

Panerai Luminor White Replacement Band

Replacement bands for the Panerai Luminor 1950 come in exquisite colors including Jet Black, Arctic White, Military Green, Navy Blue, Red Devil, Jet Black / Military Green center stripe, and Jet Black / Sahara Tan center stripe.

These Swiss made bracelets come with a Tang Buckle, but also fit perfectly the Panerai Buckle.

Rubber B strongly recommends all Panerai new watch owners to replace their bands immediately upon purchase so as to preserve the original bands from sweat, wear and tear, for future resale value.  The Rubber B watch bands for Panerai are built for daily active wear while extending the color palette of options for the discerning Panerai watch owner.

For more information and for a demonstration of how each color looks on your Panerai investment, please go to our Paneral Luminor 1950 Replacement Watchband page.

Announcing the new Panerai L’Astronomo – Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT Titanio – 50mm

Panerai L'Astronomo Reference PAM00920

Panerai L’Astronomo Reference PAM00920 – Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT Titanio

The Panerai L’Astronomo Reference PAM00920 – Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT Titanio was recently released at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie event.  This fantastic timepiece is the first of Officine Panerai’s creations to have moon phases indication and an innovative system using polarised crystal to indicate the date.  This watch is dedicated to the genius Galileo Galilei and is a follow up piece to the First Panerai L’Astronomo, presented in 2010 on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the celestial observations made by Galileo as a result of the invention of the telescope.

The Panerai L’Astronomo was the first timepiece created by Panerai with a Tourbillon regulator, calendar, equation of time indication and the display of the times of sunrise and sunset. Galileo made remarkably accurate and detailed drawings of the moon and its movement.  Panerai captures this with its complex P.2005/GLS movement which shows the day/night indication and the phases of the moon on the back side of this timepiece.  This movement is hand wound, but has a power reserve for up to 4 days.   Since neither the front nor back of the watch have a dial, you can easily admire the complex feature filled movement with ease.

Panerai L'Astronomo - Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT

Panerai L’Astronomo – Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT with open back moon phases

One of the unique patents arising from this timepiece includes the display of the date using polarized crystals. A traditional date disc would conceal some of the movement of the skeletal design. Panerai instead invented a date disk made of borosilicate glass with laser modified numbers which remain invisible except the one that is in the date window and accentuated by a polarized crystal above the date disk.

The watch has a system of two discs, packed with enormous features including hours, minutes, small seconds, date, months indicators, second time zone, 24h indicators, sunset and sunrise indicator, equation of time, tourbillon, and moon phases.  The upper disk displays the 24 hours of the day, showing the sun during the hours of daylight and the stars of the sky at night. At the center of the starry sky is a little round window through which the lower disc can be seen; on this appears the moon, its shape evolving day by day as a result of a small supplementary rotation of this disc of about 6.1° per day, a figure based on the exact duration of one lunar cycle (an average of 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 3 seconds).

The Panerai trademarked crown protection is made with Brushed Titanium.  The front and back are covered with sapphire crystal and the bezel is made of polished titanium.  The watch is a significant 50mm in diameter.  The Panerai L’Astronomo has a water resistance of up to 300 feet.

Replacement band for the Panerai L'Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT Titanio - 50mm

Replacement band for the Panerai L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT Titanio

The Panerai L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT Titanio – 50mm comes with a standard Black Alligator strap with the 22mm size.  We strongly recommend removing this strap immediately upon purchase and replacing it with a 22mm replacement strap by Rubber B.  Not only will you have a higher quality and more durable watch band, but you will preserve the original value of the watch by keeping the band safe for resale value down the road.

Rubber B has a perfect replacement band selection for the Panerai L’Astronomo Luminor 1950 Tourbillon Moon Phases Equation of Time GMT Titanio – 50mm (Reference PAM00920).  The L’Astronomo would look fantastic with a Cognac (brown) replacement strap, a Jet Black replacement strap or the eye catching Red Devil (red and black).  The surface of these straps is available in full grain leather or genuine Alligator.  Since the Panerai L’Astronomo uses a 22mm lug, please visit our 22mm replacement watch band page to visit all your options for replacing your band for the Panerai L’Astronomo. There are 6 beautiful watch band options that will help increase wearability and extend the useful life of this fabulous timepiece.

6 Replacement Straps for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41mm

Blue replacement strap for Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41mm

Blue replacement strap for Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 41mm

The Audemars Piguet company was founded in 1875 by Jules Louis Audemars and Edward August Piguet.  It has a long history of innovation from early pocket watches to the advent of men and ladies pocket watches in spite of great interruption by two world wars and a great depression.  The Royal Oak design was launched in 1972

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41 mm has a case thickness of 9.8 mm and is water resistant up to 150 ft. The calibre 3120 engine contains 40 jewels and  has a 60 hour power reserve.  This version of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak contains hours, minutes, center seconds and has a date window at 3 o’clock.  The Royal Oak line of watches contains many designs including 18 ct gold, Stainless Steel and pink Gold and stainless steel.  The watch face has various color options including blue, white and black, and an “openworked” option where you can visually see the superb craftsmanship of the watch functioning under the hour, minute and second hands.

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak line has many case sizes including 33 mm, 37 mm, 39 mm, 41 mm, 41 mm Tourbillon Extra-Thin, and 44 mm. Pictured above is the Royal Oak Chronograph in 41 mm.  The 41 mm also comes with a version with a perpetual calendar and 4 dials, and a more simplistic design below with just the date window at 3 o’clock.  It has multiple bracelet options including leather, steel, gold and mixed gold/steel.

white replacement strap for the audemars piguet royal oak 41mm

White Replacement Strap for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41mm

Rubber B has designed 6 replacement straps for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41mm.  Rubber B has several color options including Jet Black, Expresso Brown, Arctic White, Mandarin Orange, Navy Blue, and Canary Yellow. These vulcanized rubber straps are engineered to fit the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak (41mm leather strap models only). This rubber strap is perfectly calibrated to mount the Rose Gold Royal Oak and AP deployment buckle found on the leather strap options.

All Rubber B replacement bracelets for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber without coating, blends, glues or bonding. These bands have universal fit for wrist sizes XS – XL ( 6.5 – 8.5 inches ).  For more information go to the Rubber B replacement watch band page for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41mm page.

4 Replacement Bracelets for the Tudor Heritage Chrono 42 mm

Tudor Heritage Chrono black Reference: m70330n-0001

Tudor Heritage Chrono black Reference: m70330n-0001

The Tudor Heritage Chrono, popularized by footballer great David Beckam, was developed in the early 1970’s and is built on a calibre 2892 engine with an additional mechanism for chronograph function.  It has a power reserve up to 42 hours and has a screw down crown with Tudor logo and a waterproof system up to 500 feet.  The bezel is made out of 12 hour graduated steel for second time-zone display.

It has two screw down pushers at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock, a 45-minute totalizer at 9 o’clock on the dial and a small seconds hand at 3 o’clock on the dial.  The date window appears at 6 o’clock.  The Sapphire crystal has a cyclops lens at 6 o’clock to give better viewing to the date.  The case is 42 mm and is made out of steel with a polished satin finish.

This unit is available with a dial in both black and grey, grey and black or blue and Opaline.  The blue Reference: m70330b-0001 comes with both a steel and a blue and orange fabric strap.  The Black/Grey Reference: m70330n-0002 comes with a Black and orange fabric strap in addition to the steel bracelet.  All three watches retail for about $4,400 new.

Replacement band for the Tudor Heritage chrono Reference: m70330b-0001

Replacement band for the Tudor Heritage Chrono Reference: m70330b-0001

Rubber B has 4 replacement bands for the Tudor Heritage Chrono.  Rubber has replacement bands in Tudor jet black, black/pacific blue, black/ arctic white and black/sahara tan.  Each are made with Vulcanized dual colored rubber and are engineered to fit the Tudor Heritage Chrono 42mm.  All Rubber B bands are Made in Switzerland and contain no coating, blends, glues or bonding.

These bands have a universal fit for wrist sizes XXS – XXL  ( 5 1/2 – 9 inches). All Rubber B bands meet FDA and BVGG specifications since they are non-toxic, non-marking, non-allergenic and they do not attract dust.  For more information go to our Tudor Heritage Chrono replacement watch band page.