Category Archives: Patek Philippe Watch Articles

Patek Philippe 20th Anniversary Aquanaut 5168G

Patek Philippe 20th Anniversary Aquanaut 5168G

Patek Philippe 20th Anniversary Aquanaut 5168G

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Aquanaut collection, Patek Philippe introduced the Aquanaut 5168G shown above at Baselworld 2017. Its white gold case measures 42.2mm in diameter from 10 to 4 o’clock. The blue dial is embossed with a black gradient and gold applied numerals with luminescent coating.

This diver’s watch is waterproof to a depth of 120 meters. Its date function is visible through an aperture at 3 o’clock. One of many 2017 wristwatch models featuring a rubber strap, its “Tropical” composite strap is colored midnight blue and features an Aquanaut fold-over clasp.

The Caliber 324 S C self-winding mechanical movement is visible through a sapphire-crystal case back. With 213 parts and 29 jewels, the movement offers a maximum power reserve of 45 hours. It measures 27mm in diameter with a height of 3.3mm. Its parts include a Spiromax balance spring and and Gyromax balance.

The Patek Philippe Seal ensures that this timepiece meets the requirements of the finest mechanical watches from Switzerland. For more information on this and the other 2017 models introduced at Baselworld 2017, visit patek.com.

Q & A With Thierry Stern, President of Patek Philippe

Q & A with Patek Philippe President Thierry Stern

Q & A with Patek Philippe President Thierry Stern

A minute repeater is a mechanical watch complication that chimes with three different sounds to tell the time acoustically. It is activated by a pusher and chimes with different sounds to distinguish between hours, quarter hours and minutes. The minute repeater dates back to the 17th century, but it was in 1989 that Patek Philippe set out to bring the classic complication to their contemporary collection of timepieces.

The Insider section of Patek Philippe’s official website offers historical and technical information about minute repeaters, including an interview with their current president, Thierry Stern. In it he answers questions about his earliest memories with minute repeaters and the company’s commitment to incorporating the classic watchmaking complication in their current collection.

Patek Philippe offers the largest selection of minute repeaters for both men and women. It is a legacy handed down to Stern from his father and grandfather and has become part of the horological legacy of the watchmaker. Visit patek.com to watch the Q & A with Thierry Stern and learn more about minute repeaters.

Gray Rubber Strap for Patek Philippe 5712 RG

Charcoal Gray Rubber B Strap for Patek Philippe 5712 RG

Charcoal Gray Rubber B Strap for Patek Philippe 5712 RG

The functionality of the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712R-001 includes a moon phase indicator, a power reserve indicator and a seconds sub-dial. The case features a brushed bezel in rose gold in the shape that is characteristic of watches from the Nautilus collection. The dial is colored in black-brown as seen through its sapphire crystal. The case back is also made of sapphire crystal, exposing the Caliber 240 PS IRM C LU self-winding mechanical movement inside.

The luxurious look of this fine timepiece deserves the ultimate rubber strap for Patek Philippe. In the Rubber B e-Boutique, we offer Swiss made vulcanized rubber straps that are micro-calibrated to fit the Nautilus case precisely. The flush, motionless mount is achieved using ‘blocked integration’ engineering and the straps also incorporate the deployant clasp that comes on the leather strap (not compatible with metal bracelet configurations).

The Charcoal Gray color of the strap shown in the photo creates the perfect compliment for the rosy tint of the case. The textured design element down the middle of the strap follows the lines of the case for a subtle accent. What results is a fully integrated rubber strap configuration that can go with you anywhere. To shop our entire collection of straps for Patek Philippe timepieces, including the rose gold 5712, visit rubberb.com.

Arctic White Rubber B Strap for Patek Philippe

Arctic White Rubber B Strap for Patek Philippe

Arctic White Rubber B Strap for Patek Philippe

Whether your winter holiday plans include skiing the Swiss Alps or escaping the cold on an island in the Caribbean, you need a wristwatch configuration that can come along with you on the journey. Patek Philippe is one of the finest Swiss watchmakers in the world and their Nautilus collection is perfectly suited for the ultimate rubber strap. In the Rubber B e-Boutique we offer an Arctic White Swiss-made vulcanized rubber strap that compliments the rose gold Nautilus 5712 case beautifully.

Micro-calibrated using ‘blocked integration’ engineering, our straps create a flawless, motionless mount onto the watch case. As shown in the photo above, the design of our straps for Patek Philippe incorporates the lines of the case for a fully integrated rubber strap configuration. They come with a 316l stainless steel tang buckle that can be replaced with the original clasp that comes on the leather band from the watchmaker.

The comfort, security and luxury that comes with a Rubber B strap is unmatched. Made using the highest quality materials available, they will not lose their luxury look and feel over time. Shop our entire line of straps for Patek Philippe at rubberb.com. We ship worldwide within 24-48 hours, with expedited shipping available.

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980 and 5712 on Rubber Straps

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980 and 5712 on Rubber B Straps

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980 and 5712 on Rubber B Straps

Patek Philippe is the maker of some of the finest timepieces on the market today, with a rich history of horological excellence. Their Nautilus models are instantly recognizable with their porthole-shaped bezel that is hand-polished by experts in Swiss watchmaking. In order to create a rubber strap configuration befitting of such mastery, much attention has to be paid to the finer details so that the integrity of the original piece is maintained.

At Rubber B, we are the makers of the ultimate rubber strap for Patek Philippe. Manufactured in Switzerland by leaders in the watchmaking industry, our straps are made from the highest quality vulcanized rubber available. We micro-calibrate each strap using ‘blocked integration’ engineering for a flush, motionless mount onto the watch case. No detail is overlooked in their execution, including the textured design detail that follows the lines of the case down the middle of the strap.

The colors chosen for our Patek Philippe collection compliment the classic aesthetic of the models they are designed to fit. The photo above shows straps in Espresso Brown and Jet Black, both popular selections. We also offer Chocolate Brown and Charcoal Gray straps that match both yellow and white gold configurations beautifully. For those who prefer to accentuate their nautical aesthetic, we offer Arctic White and Navy Blue straps that add a marine color scheme to the Nautilus models.

Our straps incorporate the deployant buckle that comes on the original leather strap (not compatible with models on metal bracelets). This creates a rubber strap configuration that is both comfortable and secure, with a fully integrated design. Our straps ship anywhere in the world within 24-48 hours of order placement, with expedited shipping available. Visit rubberb.com to browse our entire collection of straps for Patek Philippe timepieces.