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6 New Watch Bands for the Panerai Luminor Marina PAM01523

Panerai Luminor Marina PAM01523

Panerai Luminor Marina PAM01523

The Panerai Luminor Marina 42mm Reference PAM01523 has a classic white dial with black Arabic numerals and large Arabic numerals at the 12 and 6 o’clock positions.  The date aperture appears at the 3 o’clock position.  There is a small seconds dial at the 9 o’clock position.

Around the dial are luminescent dots – one each for each hour position and two at the 12 o’clock position.  Luminescent material is also employed on the hour, minute and small seconds hand.  The small seconds hand on the Reference PAM01523 is a bright and cheery sky blue color, while the hour and minute hands are a jet black color that matches the Arabic numeral coloring.

PAM01523 with Night View

The PAM01523 is made from AISI 316L stainless steel.  The case is a substantial 42mm in diameter.  The bezel is beautifully polished.  One of the most characteristic features of the Panerai timepiece is the lock on the winding crown, which provides added security to the crown and provides additional pressure to the waterproofness system.  The PAM01523 comes with a brown leather strap.

Rubber B has developed 6 Vulcanized Rubber straps engineered to fit Panerai 40mm and 42mm cases (22mm lug space) and their OEM tang buckles.

The Rubber B “SwimSkin” is an exclusive patented design which looks like leather (Alligator) or fabric (Ballistic) but is actually 100% rubber and is therefore waterproof for all aquatic activities. All Rubber B bands are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber. No coatings, blends or bonding is used in the manufacturing of these timepieces.  For more information visit our page here.

7 Exquisite Watch Bands for the Rolex Milgauss 40mm Reference 116400V

Rolex Milgauss with Orange Strap

Rolex Milgauss with Orange Rubber B Strap

The Rolex Milgauss 116400V is powered by an automatic 3131 movement and has a green sapphire crystal.  The green coloring of the crystal can be seen on the edges of the crystal as it connects to the polished steel bezel.

The coloring of the Milgauss is unique among Rolex timepieces.  The black dial is adorned with hour markers – mostly white except for the orange markers at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock.  The seconds notation is marked around the edge of the dial in orange.  The hour and minute hands are a unique extension of the luminescent hour markers – utilizing a similar rectangular shape as opposed to the typical sword shape of most Rolex hour and minute hands.  Even more surprising is the orange lightning bolt for the seconds hand.  Combined with the complimentary green glow of the Glace Verte sapphire crystal the orange-green combination provides a unique and sporty look.

The 40 mm case is smaller than some Rolex timpieces but substantial enough to fit nearly any wrist.  The most powerful feature of the Milgauss is the soft-iron faraday cage that helps it resist up to 1,000 gauss (Mille is the French word for thousand – giving the timepiece its name: Mille – Gauss).  The Milgauss was designed to meet the demands of the scientific community whose timepieces would often be affected negatively by magnetic interference. It became the standard timepiece for the European Oranization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva. The Milgauss is more than just a tool.  It is an exceptional example of Rolex timeless dedication to precision and the art of keeping accurate time under any circumstances.

Rolex Milgauss

Rolex Milgauss with Blue Designer Rubber B Bracelet

Rubber B has designed 7 exquisite vulcanized Rubber strap engineered to fit Rolex Milgauss 40mm case and deployant buckle. This strap utilizes “Blocked Integration” engineering, incorporating solid inserts for a flawless, motionless flush mount to the watch case.

All Rubber B bands are made 100% in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber, by leaders in the luxury horology industry. No coating, blends or bonding is used in the production.  For more information and to see sample pictures of all our bands for the Rolex Milgauss, please visit our page here.

6 Designer Bands for the Panerai Luminor Marina Reference PAM01392

The Panerai Luminor Marina reference PAM01382  is a sophisticated timepiece with a beautiful black dial with lumonous Arabic numerals and arabic hour markers.  It has a date window at the 3 o’clock position and a small seconds at the 9 o’clock position.  The polished steel case is 42mm in diameter and made out of AISA 316L brushed steel.

Panerai watches were created for the Italian Navy.  The 316L steel is made to be highly resistant to corrosion and hypoallergenic when in contact with the skin.  This material resists the extreme environmental conditions that the yachting public and naval professionals come into contact with.

The timepiece is powered by a calibre P.9010, utilizing 31 jewels a Clucydur balance and an Incabloc anti-shock device.  It provides 3 days of power reserve and a water resistance to 100 meters. The exceptional luminous material provides a powerful green glow on the hour, minute and seconds hands as well as on the hour markers.  Additional markings and luminous material is used to indicate the small seconds dial at 15, 30, 45 and 60 seconds.  Luminous hour markers also appear at the 9 and 3 o’clock positions – which are often displaced on other timepieces because of the date and small seconds.

There is a sapphire crystal that covers both the front and the back side of the reference PAM01382.  The timepiece comes with a black strap with beige stitching that matches the daytime hour markings and Arabic numerals.

Blue Designer Bracelet for the Panerai Luminor Marina

Blue Designer Bracelet for the Panerai Luminor Marina

Rubber B has developed 6 Vulcanized Rubber straps engineered to fit Panerai 40mm and 42mm cases (22mm lug space) and their OEM tang buckles.

The Rubber B “SwimSkin” is an exclusive patented design which looks like leather (Alligator) or fabric (Ballistic) but is actually 100% rubber and is therefore waterproof for all aquatic activities. All Rubber B bands are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber. No coatings, blends or bonding is used in the manufacturing of these timepieces.  For more information visit our page here.

 

5 Sports Bands for the Rolex Yachtmaster 35mm – Reference 168622

Rolex Yachtmaster 35mm - Reference 168622

Rolex Yachtmaster 35mm – Reference 168622

The Yachtmaster 35mm reference 168622 was launched in 1999 at the Basel World Fair and was designed first as a luxury sports watch, but easily crosses over to a dress watch.  The 35mm size was designed to appeal to both men and women as it fits nicely between the larger 40mm+ designs and the smaller 30mm and under bands.

The Yachtmaster 35mm reference 168622 has an exceptional balance which combines a lighter feel with a stunning designer style.  The timepiece utilizes the Rolex patented Rolesium – a combination of 904L stainless steel and platinum.

Blue Band for the Rolex Yachtmaster 35mm - Reference 168622

Blue Band for the Rolex Yachtmaster 35mm – Reference 168622

The 168622 has a stunning look often found on the wrists of some of the top A-list celebrities.  The 950 platinum dial is adorned with luminescent hour markers.  The hands are “Mercedes” style and contain luminescent paint to provide excellent visibility in day or night.  The red second hand has a luminescent dot halfway to the tip and adds a dash of sporty color to this otherwise reserved timepiece.  This serves to remind the wearer that this is not just an exquisite piece of jewelry, but a sports watch of the highest caliber.

The time-lapse bezel has a 60-minute timer that allows you to synch it with race start times.  The 168622 comes with a sturdy Oyster bracelet with Oysterlock clasp.  The 168622 is powered by an automatic caliber 2235 and secured by the exquisite sapphire crystal and a waterproof screw-down crown.

RubberB Bands for the Rolex Yachtmaster 35mm - Reference 168622

Red and White Rubber B Bands for the Rolex Yachtmaster 35mm – Reference 168622

Rubber B has designed 5 sporty bands for the Yachtmaster 35mm reference 168622.  These bands are precisely calibrated to fit the 17mm lug case, utilizing “Blocked Integration” engineering and solid inserts for a flawless, flush mount to the Yachtmaster 35mm case.  A stainless steel 316L buckle is included.  

The Rubber B bands are made in Switzerland from pure vulcanized rubber.  No coatings, blends, or bonding are used in the manufacturing, making these bands perfect for swimming and sunbathing.  For more information visit our page here.

4 Dual-Color Bracelets for the Tudor Heritage Chrono 42mm reference M70330B-0004

Tudor Heritage Chrono blue watchband

Tudor Heritage Chrono blue 42mm REFERENCE: M70330B-0004

The Tudor Heritage reference M70330B-0004 comes from a long history of excellence that has surrounded the brand since the early 1970’s.  It has the similar shape of the original Tudor Oysterdate that was released nearly 50 years ago, with subtle enhancements and improvements made over the years.

The dial is a combination of opaline and blue.  There is a 45-minute totalizer at 9 o’clock, a small seconds at 3 o’clock and a date aperture at 6 o’clock.  There are two screw-down steel pushers at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock.  The waterproofness system can sustain a diving depth to 500 feet.

The outer dial is also blue with orange numeral markers at 5 minute intervals.  The orange dagger seconds hand provides a beauty that combines the shades of orange with the opaline and blue.  The bezel is a darker blue and is made from anodized aluminum.  The 12 hour markers on the bezel provide a second time-zone display.  It can be rotated in either direction for ease in setting.

The M70330B-0004 is powered by a self-winding caliber 2892 which has an add-on mechanism for the chronograph function.  It provides 42 hours of power reserve.

The case is a 42 mm polished steel with satin finish.  It comes with a steel bracelet with folding clasp and safety catch.  To preserve the beauty of the blue, orange and opaline, the timepiece uses a sapphire crystal for unsurpassed clarity.

Tudor Heritage Chrono blue RubberB watchband

Tudor Heritage Chrono blue Rubber B watchband

Rubber B has left no stone unturned by manufacturing the perfect designer bands for the Tudor Heritage Chrono 42mm reference M70330B-0004.  They have developed 4 dual-color bands including touches of blue and tan that mimic the colors of the exquisite Tudor dial.  These straps use the patented “blocked integration” engineering incorporating solid inserts for a flawless, motionless flush mount to the watch case.

All Rubber B bands are manufactured in Switzerland from pure vulcanized rubber to preserve flexibility and strength.  No coatings, glues or bonding are used in the fusing process of the dual color bands.  These bands are compatible with any 18mm tang buckle.  For more information on these straps for the Tudor Heritage Chrono 42mm reference M70330B-0004 visit our page here.