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Swiss Made Rubber Straps for Patek Philippe Watches

Photo of Rubber B Straps for Patek Philippe Nautilus Models

Rubber B Straps for Patek Philippe Nautilus Models

If you are looking for the ultimate rubber strap for your Patek Philippe Nautilus model, look no further than the e-Boutique at rubberb.com. All of our straps are made in Switzerland using the highest quality vulcanized rubber available on the market. Micro-callibrated using ‘blocked integration’ engineering, they create a flawless fit to the case with no gaps or movement.

To maintain the integrity of the timepiece, our straps for Patek Philippe also incorporate the deployant buckle that comes with it as shown in the photo above. The aesthetic of the Nautilus case is bolstered by design details that go down the side of the strap. We chose colors for this collection that create harmony with the colors of the cases and dials. The Navy Blue and Arctic White straps in the photo are perfect for those who enjoy the look of a nautical timepiece.

Aside from creating the perfect look and fit, Rubber B straps also offer the ultimate in comfort. The vulcanized rubber is supple to the touch and follows the contours of the wrist for a comfortable wear. There is little care or maintenance involved with keeping the straps in top condition. A simple fresh water rinse after spending time outside or in the sea will keep your strap looking and feeling great for years. Click here to shop all of our rubber strap collections 24/7 from anywhere in the world.

Tudor Pelagos Dive Watch With Titanium Bracelet

Tudor Pelagos Diving Watch

Tudor Pelagos Diving Watch

The world’s fascination with dive watches dates back to the 1950s, when Tudor and Rolex introduced Submariner models that would soon become iconic. Rolex still offers the Submariner model, but Tudor has introduced the Pelagos in recent years to offer fans of dive watches another option. Featuring a 500 meter depth rating and a titanium bracelet with a patented extension system, this model is well equipped to spend time underwater.

The 42 mm titanium and steel case of the Pelagos is fitted with a MT5612 self-winding mechanical movement manufactured in-house by the watchmaker with a power reserve of 70 hours. Its unidirectional 60-minute graduated bezel comes in either matt blue or black with luminescent graduations. The titanium winding crown features the Tudor logo in relief and the hour hand comes with the snowflake shape the watchmaker is known for. The date appears through an aperture at 3 o’clock and the large square hour markers offer additional luminescence, making this timepiece highly legible in the dark.

Like the Rolex Deepsea, the Pelagos uses a Helium Escape Valve to allow the tiny helium molecules  to escape the case without harm while the diver is undergoing decompression. At a case size that falls between that of the Submariner and Deepsea, this dive watch offers a moderately priced alternative to both. Those who don’t like the Cyclops lens on the Submariner but still want a date function would be well suited for the Pelagos model. This model also comes in a new left-handed configuration with the crown at 9 o’clock instead of 3 o’clock.

For more information on this and all other Tudor wristwatch models, visit the watchmaker’s official website at tudorwatch.com. Visit rubberb.com to sign up for a notification when our Swiss-made rubber straps for Tudor will be available for purchase in our e-Boutique.

Patek Philippe Celebrates 20 Years of ‘Generations’ Ads

Patek Philippe 'Generations' Advertising Campaign (photo: Patek.com)

Patek Philippe ‘Generations’ Advertising Campaign (photo: Patek.com)

In 1996, Patek Philippe launched their highly regarded ‘Generations’ advertising campaign, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this past December. Created by the London-based Leagas Delaney advertising agency, the ads center around the concept that “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.”

Shot by world-renowned photographers, this award winning campaign centers around the notion that a timepiece is an heirloom and meant to be handed down from generation to generation. Coming from a family-owned company, the message resonates with their international clientele. The image above shows the latest videos shot for their website, featuring fathers and sons and mothers and daughters from different parts of the world.

While the overall message is wholesome, there is something provocative about telling someone that the timepiece they spent thousands on is not actually theirs. While most watch collectors are familiar with the brand, this campaign opens Patek up to the public at large with its universal message of family love. The reason for its success and longevity is tied to its focus on the elements of Swiss watchmaking that are most relatable. This is a welcomed departure from other campaigns that focus messaging on the exclusivity and luxury of the timepieces themselves.

To watch the latest videos from the ‘Generations’ advertising campaign and browse their collection of timepieces, visit patek.com.

Black Genuine Leather Straps for All Watch Brands

photo of Jet Black Genuine Leather Straps for All Watch Brands by Rubber B

Jet Black Genuine Alligator Leather Straps for All Watch Brands by Rubber B

While most of the watch straps in the Rubber B e-Boutique are micro-callibrated to fit specific wristwatch models, we offer genuine leather straps in our Structure Series designed to fit any watch brand. Available for timepieces with lug spacing of 18 mm, 20 mm or 22 mm, our leather straps bring a classic elegance to any model, new or vintage.

The Jet Black alligator leather strap shown on the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso above maintains the luxury aesthetic of the elegant gold watch. With a black vulcanized rubber base, the leather remains protected from sweat and other elements of daily wear that would otherwise penetrate the leather. Comfort and elegance are not mutually exclusive when it comes to our Structure Series watchbands. The rubber base follows the contours of the wrist and creates a pleasurable wear that does not sacrifice style or luxury.

We offer several combinations of leather and rubber to suit different tastes. From Saddle Brown and Cognac to Jet Black on a Red Devil base, there is a color combination for everybody. Made in Switzerland with the highest quality materials available, they will outlast any other leather band on the market. Browse the entire Structure Series collection of genuine leather straps now at rubberb.com.

Coming Soon: The Ultimate Rubber Strap for Tudor

The Ultimate Rubber Strap for Tudor Watches

The Ultimate Rubber Strap for Tudor Watches

Montres Tudor S.A. was created by Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf in 1946 to provide modestly priced wristwatches backed by the technical and business savvy of Rolex. The logo evolved over time from the Tudor Rose on early models to the shield that they company uses today.

“For some years now, I have been considering the idea of making a watch that our agents could sell at a more modest price than our Rolex watches, and yet one that would attain the standard of dependability for which Rolex is famous. I decided to form a separate company, with the object of making a marketing this new watch. It is called the Tudor Watch Company,” said WIlsdorf at the brand’s launch.

1977 Tudor Oyster Prince Submariner Marine Nationale Reference 9401

1977 Tudor Oyster Prince Submariner Marine Nationale Reference 9401

The history of Tudor dive watches dates back to their first Submariner models in the mid 1950s. The Marine Nationale reference 9401 shown above was designed for the French Navy and features a strap made from a parachute belt with a ghost bezel. Tudor also became known for chronographs, like the Big Block reference 9430\0 shown below.

1976 Tudor Prince Oysterdate Big Block Reference 9430/0

1976 Tudor Prince Oysterdate Big Block Reference 9430/0

Today, the watchmaker is known best for the Tudor Heritage Black Bay collection, which includes configurations in stainless steel and bronze. They also offer the Black Bay Dark featuring a black PVD coating. Other popular models in the 2016 collection include the Ranger and North Flag.

2016 Tudor Black Bay 79230N

2016 Tudor Black Bay 79230N

At Rubber B it is always our goal to offer our customers the highest quality Swiss made straps on the  luxury watch market. We are happy to report that straps micro-callibrated to fit Tudor watch models will be available in our e-Boutique soon. Visit rubberb.com and follow our social media accounts to stay updated on the Ultimate Rubber Strap for Tudor.