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Black Designer Bracelet for the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider – Skeleton Automatic Reference RDDBEX0615

Roger Dubuis RDDBEX0615 with Black Bracelet

Roger Dubuis RDDBEX0615 with Black Bracelet

The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider – Skeleton Automatic Reference RDDBEX0615 is an ultra light and comfortable timepiece.  It is made of carbon, providing a weightless feel.  Carbon is 10 times lighter than gold, without giving up an ounce of strength or reliability. This exclusive model is produced in limited edition with only 88 pieces released to market.

Bottom angle of the Roger Dubuis RDDBEX0615

Bottom angle of the Roger Dubuis RDDBEX0615

The 45mm case is made from black DLC Titanium.  The skeleton dial is black with gold coloring. The golden hour markers are filled with luminous SLN.  The hands are made from 18k gold and colored in black PVD with gold transfer and white luminous SLN tips.

The RDDBEX0615 comes with a dual material strap which includes a rubber base and a black calf inlay with beige stitching.  It has an adjustable folding buckle and a titanium clasp colored in black DLC.

Roger Dubuis Caliber RD820SQ

Roger Dubuis Caliber RD820SQ

The caliber RD820SQ utilizes a self-winding mechanism and provides 60 hours of power reserve.  It has a micro-rotor and the beauty of the mechanical calibre is visible from either the top or bottom of this timepiece.  It is exceptionally and painstakingly decorated by hand with Poinçon de Genève finishings on its charcoal grey rhodium construction.  This reference is built with a minimalistic combination of only 167 components.  Yet it is adorned with 35 jewels.  It beats at a 28,800 vph frequency.

The Reference RDDBEX0615 is the culmination of 530 hours of manufacturing.  This includes 170 hours devoted to the Poinçon de Genève testing process which ensures the most demanding quality of craftsmanship was used in the production of this timepiece.

Extensive Color Selection for the Roger Dubuis RDDBEX0615

Extensive Color Selection for the Roger Dubuis RDDBEX0615

Rubber B collaborated with Roger Dubuis to design the Official bracelet collection for the DDBEX0615. This Vulcanized Rubber strap is specifically engineered for the 45mm case and deployment clasp with the “quick-release” system.  All Rubber B straps are made in Switzerland utilizing pure, natural vulcanized rubber with no coatings or blends.

The engineered blocked integration creates a rotation-free mount.  The strap can also integrate perfectly with the original Roger Dubuis deployant buckle.  Above we see the Roger Dubuis RDDBEX0615 with black rubber and black stitching. Many more coloring options are available and several more designs will be available soon.

These designer bands are unique and spectacular and compliments the coloring of this timepiece.  For more information and many more coloring options for these bands, visit our page here.

Custom Designer Bracelets for the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Aventador S Reference RDDBEX0613

Roger Dubuis RDDBEX0613 with Yellow Bracelet

Roger Dubuis RDDBEX0613 with Yellow Bracelet

The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Aventador S Reference RDDBEX0613 is a limited edition timepiece built in partnership with Lamborghini Squadra Corse.  It is the first 90 degree double sprung balance linked with a differential, giving it a better resistance to gravity.  The visionary design combined with the same supercar design codes of the Lamborghini engineering team, creates a stylish timepiece that is built for precision.  Only 88 units of this exceptional timepiece were created – adding to its exclusivity and rarity.

Back side view of the RDDBEX0613 with Aventador logo

Back side view of the RDDBEX0613 with Aventador logo

The 45 mm case is built with a mulit-layer of carbon C-SMC carbon.  The dial is a skeleton dial with rhodium plating, and black and yellow flanges. the inner design actually looks like a cross between a high powered engine for a racecar or a lunar landing module.  It has rhodium plated hour markers filled with white luminous SLN for legibility at any time of day or night.  The 18k gold hands are covered with yellow transfer and white luminous SLN tips.  The yellow seconds hand has a javelin look as it slices the underlying black and grey with spectacular grace.  Touches of yellow exist throughout the timepiece such as on the minute markers and the inner bezel ring and on the winding crown.

Roger Dubuis calibre RD103SQ

Roger Dubuis calibre RD103SQ

The Reference RDDBEX0613 is powered by a hand-wound calibre RD103SQ, with a 40 hour power reserve. This caliber works at a 2 x 4 hz frequency, giving it higher precision.  It provides hours, minutes, jumping seconds and a power reserve indicator.  The RD103SQ is built with 312 components, an impressive 48 jewels and beats at a 57,600 vph frequency.

The Reference RDDBEX0613 comes with a black rubber-tech inlay and black rubber base with yellow stitching.  The clasp is a black DLC titanium with adjustable folding buckle.

Roger Dubuis RDDBEX0613

Roger Dubuis RDDBEX0613 is available with many color and stitching options from Rubber B

Rubber B collaborated with Roger Dubuis to design the Official bracelet collection for the DDBEX0613.  This Vulcanized Rubber strap is specifically engineered for the 45mm case and deployment clasp with the “quick-release” system.  All Rubber B straps are made in Switzerland utilizing pure, natural vulcanized rubber with no coatings or blends.

The engineered blocked integration creates a rotation-free mount.  The strap can also integrate perfectly with the original Roger Dubuis deployant buckle.  Above we see two straps – one with yellow rubber and yellow stitching, and one with black rubber and black stitching. Many more coloring options are available including the default black base and yellow stitching that comes with the original timepiece.

The Lamborghini look of these designer bands are unique and spectacular and clearly matches the yellow throughout the timepiece.  For more information and many more coloring options for these bands, visit our page here.

Custom Bracelets for the Tudor Black Bay Bronze Reference 79250BA

Tudor Black Bay Bronze Reference 79250BA

Tudor Black Bay Bronze Reference 79250BA

The Tudor Black Bay Bronze Reference 79250BA is a stunning timepiece.  The brushed bronze alloy and yellowed patina lume on the hands and hour markers give the timepiece an antique look that many collectors clamor for.  However, the high performance features of this timepiece are not antique in any way.  The 79250BA offers 660 feet of waterproofness, and its hands and hour markers are large and clearly visible above and below water – in both light and darkness.  The hour markers and hands are surrounded by gold.  Even the 3, 6 and 9 hour markers have gold surrounding its inner lume.  Inside this modern timepiece is a new calibre MT5601 which provides an impressive 70 hours of power reserve.

One look at the 79250BA and it is easy to fall in love with the chocolate brown dial and easy readability.  The large winding crown is adorned with an engraved Tudor rose.  The 43 mm bronze case is polished with a bronze-coloured PVD treated satin finish.  The bezel rotates in one direction and provieds a 60- minute disk in batt slate grey anodized aluminum.  The dial is protected by a domed sapphire crystal.  Leaving no stone unturned, the bracelet is a rounded black nubuck leather with bronze buckle.

The bronze case makes nautical reference to the brass used in old ships and diving equipment.  It is highly resistant to corrosion.  This timepiece is built to look better over time, with the patina already giving it a slightly antique look to it.

The new calibre MT5601 is built with non-magnetic silicon balance spring.  Certified by the COSC, it provides excellent accuracy and reliability.  It is built with 25 jewels and beats at a frequency of 28,88 vph.  The 79250BA is part of a 60 year tradition of being a highly acclaimed tool used by navies around the world.  Yet, it is much more than a tool.  Even great footballer, David Beckham has made the Tudor Black Bay Bronze the timepiece he chose to represent.  The 79250BA has the potential to be an heirloom handed down from generation to generation.

Custom Designer Watchband

Custom Designer Watchbands for the Tudor Black Bay Bronze

Although Rubber B is currently in the process of designing a bracelet that applies the “Blocked Integration” features so adored by Tudor owners worldwide, Tudor Black Bay Bronze owners can easily sign up for notifications to its release at our Tudor page here.

In the meantime, owners of the reference 79250BA can find an extensive selection of designer watchbands that fit the 23mm lug size of the Tudor Black Bay Bronze with our Structure Series or iUnique Straps. Although the odd-numbered lug width is difficult to find an exact match band, a 22mm band should work adequately without giving too much wiggle or gap.

The Structure Series provides a perfect combination of leather and rubber. The black and brown leather options both have a rubber base for exceptional feel, and durability in and out of the water.

The iUnique Strap series is 100% Vulcanized rubber, but has the natural look and feel of many different non-rubber textures.  It allows for extensive customization of the watch strap with 12 textures, 17 colors for the rubber, 17 color options for the stitching, and 3 tang buckle options.

Exquisite Custom Straps for the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli – Automatic Skeleton Reference RDDBEX0575

Designer Blue bands for the Roger Dubuis RDDBEX0575

Designer Blue bands for the Roger Dubuis RDDBEX0575

The  Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli – Automatic Skeleton Reference RDDBEX0575 is developed in partnership with Pirelli – supplier of premium tires to the world’s flagship motorsports competitions.  The Roger Dubuis team utilized the legendary tread motifs and color codes from a Pirelli Cinturato tire in this design and launched this reference with a limited edition run of only 88 pieces.

Watchbands for the Roger Dubuis RDDBEX0575

Watchbands for the Roger Dubuis RDDBEX0575

The 45 mm case is in black DLC Titanium with an internal Titanium dial in a skeleton design.  Certified by the Poinçon de Genève, the timepiece is ensured to have a guarantee of exclusivity, performance and durability – among other exceptional characteristics.  Each component of the timepiece is hand crafted and decorated – part of a tradition that was cultivated in Geneva.  Guaranteed to perform with precision, this timepiece is also tested to withstand 50 meters of water depth.

Roger Dubuis RDDBEX0575 caliber RD820SQ

Roger Dubuis RDDBEX0575 caliber RD820SQ

Powered by the RD820SQ, the reference RDDBEX0575 utilizes a micro-rotor to ignite a power reserve of 60 hours.  It is built with 167 components, 35 jewels, and beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph. The hand crafted and hand finished self-winding calibre is the result of over 530 hours of manufacturing and testing.

Bottom angle of the Roger Dubuis RDDBEX0575

Bottom angle of the Roger Dubuis RDDBEX0575

The above picture shows the Pirelli logo emblazoned on the back side of the timepiece.  The skeleton dial and its exceptional  craftsmanship and quality are visible from both sides of this timepiece.

To finish off the design, the Roger Dubuis RDDBEX0575 comes with a bracelet with a black rubber  base and a Pirelli tire inlay.  It is protected by a Titanium black DLC folding clasp which is adjustable.

Designer Blue Straps for the Roger Dubuis RDDBEX0575

Designer Blue Straps for the Roger Dubuis RDDBEX0575

Rubber B collaborated with Roger Dubuis to design the Official bracelet collection for the DDBEX0575. This Vulcanized Rubber strap is specifically engineered for the 45mm case and deployment clasp with the “quick-release” system.  All Rubber B straps are made in Switzerland utilizing pure, natural vulcanized rubber with no coatings or blends.

The engineered blocked integration creates a rotation-free mount.  The strap can also integrate perfectly with the original Roger Dubuis deployant buckle.  Above we see two straps – one with blue rubber and blue stitching, and one with black rubber and blue stitching.

The Pirelli look of these designer bands are unique and spectacular and clearly matches the blue throughout the timepiece.  For more information and many more coloring options for these bands, visit our page here.

Designer Watchbands for the Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight Reference 79030N

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight

Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight

The Tudor Black Bay 58 Reference 79030N is nearly a perfect timepiece.  Inspired by the Tudor 7924 Crown Diver which was released in 1958 (how it gets its name), the 2018 Black Bay 58 not only pays homage to a fine timepiece in Tudor horology, but makes massive improvements in technology in its own right.

The Crown Diver released the first Tudor to be waterproof to 200 meters.  However, the new Black Bay Fifty-Eight shaves of significant width – and nearly knocks off 3 full millimeters of off older Black Bay models to get to 11.9mm in thickness.  At only 39mm of width the case provides excellent balance and yet extends its appeal to both men and women of nearly any wrist size.

The reference 79030N is waterproof to an impressive 660 feet – and proudly displays this ability on the dial just above 6 o’clock.  However the 79030N is not just a diver’s tool.  It has exceptional luxury and beautifully crafted design.  The large gold minute, hour and seconds hands with the snowflake design have exceptional visibility both above and below water. The hour markers themselves each are a nice size and are filled with luminescence.  The minute notations around the dial are in a luxurious gold paint – an exceptional contrast to the black dial.  This gold/black motif is extended to the bezel.

The reference 79030N is also sporting a new calibre MT5402.  Certified as a chronometer by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute, this calibre is designed to ensure reliability for a long time.  It has a variable inertia balance, and an impressive 70-hour power reserve.  Tudor owners can choose between a steel bracelet, a brown leather  strap with folding clasp or a black fabric strap.

Configure your strap

Configure your ideal strap for the Black Bay 58 reference 79030N

Although Rubber B is currently in the process of designing a bracelet that applies the “Blocked Integration” features so adored by Tudor owners worldwide, Black Bay 58 owners can easily sign up for notifications to its release at our Tudor page here.

In the meantime, owners of the reference 79030N can find an extensive selection of designer watchbands that fit the 20mm lug size of the Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight with our Structure Series or iUnique Straps.  The Structure Series provides a perfect combination of leather and rubber.  The iUnique Strap series is 100% Vulcanized rubber, but has the natural look and feel of many different non-rubber textures.  It allows for extensive customization of the watch strap with 12 textures, 17 colors for the rubber, 17 color options for the stitching, and 3 tang buckle options.