New 43mm Sea-Dweller Introduced at Baselworld 2017
Rolex just released images of their new 2017 model configurations during the Baselworld trade show in Switzerland. Among them is the 50th Anniversary version of the Sea-Dweller, originally introduced in 1967. The 904l stainless steel case is now 43mm in diameter, just 1mm smaller than the Deepsea.
2017 Rolex Sea-Dweller Side View
The Helium Escape Valve is visible on the side of the sizable case in the above photo. While the case has gone through aesthetic changes, the depth rating remains at 1,220 meters. It is fitted with an Oyster bracelet and Oysterlock clasp. The clasp features the Glidelock extension system that extends the length by 20mm in increments of 2mm and a Fliplock extension adding 26mm to its length.
2017 Sea-Dweller Oysterlock Clasp with Glidelock and Fliplock Extensions
The name of the model features a red color on the black dial. A Cyclops magnifying lens was also added to this model for the first time. For more information on the 2017 Sea-Dweller model, visit the watchmaker’s official website at rolex.com.
Full Grain Black Leather Watch Band with Red Devil Rubber Base
At Rubber B, luxury innovation fuels our business. While most of our products are designed to fit specific wristwatch models, we thought it important to offer a line of watchbands designed to fit any watch based on lug spacing. In looking at the products on the market, we noticed that there were few genuine leather bands that offered the comfort and flexibility of a vulcanized rubber strap.
Leather and rubber are usually not paired on one strap, but the combination offers a sporty alternative to classic leather bands. Crafted and hand-finished in Switzerland, our Structure Series straps feature a leather skin that is fused onto a rubber base with a 316L tang buckle. This allows our customers to enjoy the freedom that rubber offers with the elegant aesthetic of a leather strap.
The photo above shows our Jet Black grain leather strap on a Red Devil rubber base. Ideal for chronographs and tool watches, the red color of the base gives the strap a subtle flare that is balanced out by the natural texture of the grain leather. This unique watchband is available for watches with lug spacing of 18mm, 20mm and 22mm.
Shop all of our Structure Series straps in our e-Boutique at rubberb.com. We ship worldwide within 24-48 hours of your order with expedited shipping available.
Rubber B: Maker of the Ultimate Rubber Watch Straps
At Rubber B, an American company, we are proud to be the first manufacturer to design vulcanized rubber watch straps that are micro-calibrated to fit your favorite wristwatch models. Using ‘Blocked-Integration’ engineering, our straps are constructed to precisely fit the models they are designed for. This maintains the beauty and integrity of the timepiece while offering the wearer the flexibility and comfort of a rubber strap.
Manufactured in Switzerland using the same quality of materials used by the world’s leading watchmakers, our straps offer a unique and comfortable alternative to metal bracelets and NATO straps. Our current collection features watch bands designed for Rolex, Panerai, Patek Philippe and Tudor (coming soon) models. They come with either a 316L tang buckle or incorporate the deployant clasp that comes with the timepiece.
In addition to offering the ultimate in quality, our straps open the door for athletes, divers and outdoor enthusiasts to take their favorite wristwatch with them on any adventure without compromising its classic luxury aesthetic. Our reputation is built upon the lifetime experience of our customers with our products. A passion for luxury innovation still motivates us to expand our collections to offer Rubber B straps for more luxury watches every year.
Visit rubberb.com to shop our e-Boutique 24/7 from anywhere in the world. We ship within 24-48 hours with expedited shipping available.
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.
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.