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.
Arctic White Rubber B Strap for Rolex Deepsea
Waterproof to a depth of 12,800 feet, Rolex’s Deepsea model lives up to its name. The capabilities of this 44 mm diver’s watch are the result of years of research and experimentation. A unidirectional 60-minute graduated Cerachrom bezel times dives while a helium escape valve ensures that tiny molecules don’t affect its case during decompression.
The ultimate diver’s watch deserves the ultimate rubber strap. In the Rubber B e-Boutique we have a selection of vulcanized rubber straps that are micro-calibrated to fit the Deepsea flawlessly. Made in Switzerland using only the finest materials available, our straps are built to last. Our attention to detail includes the selection of colors and styles that compliment the timepieces for which our straps are designed.
In the photo above, the Deepsea is fitted with an Arctic White strap with a flared tang buckle. The design features of the strap accentuate the lines of the lugs and bolster its luxury aesthetic. This white watchband offers a cool tonality that offsets the black dial and bezel. We also offer a Jet Black dual-colored VulChromatic strap with an Arctic White stripe down the middle that makes for an interesting black and white configuration.
Lovers of color would be happy with a Mandarin Orange or Pacific Blue rubber strap. One of our most recent additions to the VulChromatic collection for the Deepsea features a Lime Green stripe down the center of a Jet Black strap that picks up the green lettering on the D-Blue Dial configuration. To shop all of our straps for the Rolex Deepsea, visit rubberb.com. We ship worldwide within 24-48 hours of your order with expedited shipping available.
Tudor Black Bay 36 on Leather Strap Reference 79500
Current watchmaking trends favor case sizes upwards of 40mm, but larger watches aren’t suited for every wrist. Tudor introduced the Heritage Black Bay 36 at Baselworld 2016 to offer the sporty style of their popular Heritage line in a more universal size. This model combines historical and contemporary elements in its design and execution.
The 36mm stainless steel case features a satin finish with a polished bezel. It is equipped with a calibre 2824 self-winding mechanical movement manufactured in-house by Tudor. The power reserve is approximately 38 hours. A screw-down steel winding crown engraved with the Tudor rose seals the case to offer a depth rating of 150 meters.
The black dial is offset by luminescent hour markers and Tudor’s classic snowflake hour hand, introduced in 1969. This model comes on either a steel bracelet or an aged leather strap, shown above. It has a folding clasp with a safety catch as well. An additional camouflage fabric strap with buckle is also included with purchase.
The suggested retail price for the Heritage Black Bay 36 is 2,400 Swiss francs. For more information on this wristwatch model, visit Tudor’s official website at tudorwatch.com. We will be adding a line of Swiss made vulcanized rubber straps for Tudor watches to our e-Boutique coming soon. Click here to be notified of availability.
Navy Blue Rubber Strap Micro-Calibrated for Panerai Luminor Submersible 44 mm
Using ‘blocked integration’ engineering, the vulcanized rubber straps in the Rubber B e-Boutique are micro-calibrated for a flawless fit on the wristwatch models for which they are designed. What results is a fully integrated rubber strap configuration that maintains the luxury of the timepiece. The 44 mm case of the Luminor Submersible shown above is fitted with a Navy Blue rubber strap that also incorporates the original Panerai buckle.
Made in Switzerland by leaders in the watchmaking industry, our straps are made with the highest caliber materials available. They are not only designed for a perfect fit, but also to weather the elements of daily wear. The quality of vulcanized rubber used allows for a comfortable wear that also maintains the color of the strap over time. They are also non-toxic, non-marking and hypo-alergenic.
There is a wide selection of colors and styles of straps available for the Panerai Luminor Submersible at rubberb.com. They all fit into the nautical aesthetic that the watchmaker is known for. In addition to Navy Blue, we offer straps in Military Green, Red Devil, Canary Yellow and more. We also offer dual-colored VulChromatic straps that come in Jet Black with a stripe down the middle in either Military Green or Sahara Tan.
Shop all of our watchbands for Panerai 24/7 from anywhere in the world. We ship within 24-48 hours of receiving your order with expedited shipping available.