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6 Designer Watch Bands for the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980

Patek Philippe 5980 RG

Patek Philippe 5980 RG

The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980R Chronograph and Date timepiece in rose gold is a stunning example of horology at its finest.  With the rounded octagonal shape of the bezel and the porthole case design, the Nautilus epitomizes the ultimate in elegant sports watch design.  The Nautilus was designed in 1976 and is built in steel, rose gold, white gold or two-tone combinations.

The reference 5980R is powered by a Caliber CH 28-520 C self-winding mechanism with a 55 hour max power reserve.  It has a central rotor built in 21k gold, and utilizes Gyromax for balance and Spiromax balance spring.  The timepiece pictured above has a bezel and case created from rose gold. The black brown dial is horizontally embossed, with gold hour markers with luminescent coating.  The 6-oclock dial has a 60 minute and a 12-hour monocounter which are operated by the two pushers on the right side of the dial, above and below the screw-down crown.

Patek Philippe Arctic White and Navy Blue

Patek Philippe Arctic White and Navy Blue

The Nautilus 5980R is fitted with a hand-stitched matt dark brown Alligator strap.  The case size 40.5 mm wide and 12.2 mm high.  The sapphire crystal appears on both the front and back of the case, helping to make the timepiece water resistant to 360 feet.

Patek Philippe Expresso Brown and Jet Black Bracelets

Patek Philippe Expresso Brown and Jet Black Bracelets

Rubber B has designed 6 exquisite bracelets to fit the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980R.  The alternative straps are designed for an active lifestyle, made from durable vulcanized rubber and engineered to fit the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980 case and rose gold deployant buckle.  All of Rubber B watch bands are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber, with no coating, blends or bonding.

The 5980R would look fantastic with the Arctic White, Expresso Brown, Jet Black or Navy Blue bands, as they complement the coloring and features on the dial. The increased durability of the Rubber B straps will allow the Nautilus wearer a comfortable and long-lasting band to support an active lifestyle.  For more information go to our page here.

8 Beautiful Bracelets for the Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Acciaio – 44mm PAM00524

Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback

Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback

The Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Acciaio – 44mm reference PAM00524 is a new chronograph with flyback function.  It is the first Officine Panerai timepiece to use the new caliber P.9100 manufactured in Neuchâtel.  The P.9100 has an impressive 3-day power reserve (72 hours) and is supported by a single bridge with a KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device, the Glucydur® balance. The flyback function is controlled by a push-button at eight o’clock which instantly returns the chronograph hands to zero and simultaneously restarts without it being necessary first to stop the hands and return them to zero by pressing the stop and reset buttons. The chronograph minutes and seconds hands are on the main dial.  The seconds hand is blue and the minutes hand is steel.

The main timepiece functions with a luminescent hour and minute hand and a small seconds window at 9 o’clock.  There is a date aperture at 3 o’clock.  Luminescent hour markers and Arabic numerals at 6, 9 and 12 o’clock appear on the jet black dial.  Panerai added additional luminescent markings on the small seconds dial at the 15, 30, 45 and 60/0 seconds positions.

Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Acciaio - 44mm reference PAM00524 Night

Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Reference PAM00524 Night

The Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback is 44mm in diameter and water-resistant to 300 feet.  The bezel is polished steel and the case is AISI 316L brushed steel.  The large winding crown is protected by the Panerai trademark device protection system.  Because of the size of the locking mechanism, Panerai put the chrono pushers on the left side of the device at 8 and 10 o’clock. The strap is a Calf Ruby black leather with beige stitching on the 24/22 mm lugs.

Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback with a Rubber B red band

Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback with a Rubber B red band

Rubber B has developed 8 bands for the Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Acciaio Reference PAM00524.  It has 6 solid colors and two VulChromatic (dual-color) bracelets made of pure vulcanized rubber.  All Rubber B bands are manufactured in Switzerland.  These rubber straps are calibrated precisely for the PAM00524 with “Blocked Integration” engineering for a flawless, motionless flush mount to the Panerai case.

The Rubber B vulcanized rubber straps are fitted with a 316L Stainless Steel Tang Buckle, but also perfectly fits the original Panerai buckle.  The PAM00524 looks outstanding with Red Devil, Jet Black, Arctic White and Canary Yellow solid color bands and the VulChromatic Black/Sahara Tan band which matches the Tan luminescence on the timepiece.  However, the Military Green adds a military look to the timepiece and nods to the long history of Panerai use in the Italian armed forces.  The Rubber B bands extend the ability for the PAM00524 to be used in active sporting activities including diving without the fear of bleeding since no coating, blends or bonding were used in the manufacturing process.  For more information on the Rubber B bracelets for the Panerai PAM00524 visit our page here.

Rubber B’s Huge Selection of Alternative Bands for the Rolex Milgauss

Rolex Milgauss

Rolex Milgauss

The Rolex Milgauss was the first timepiece of its kind.  Created in 1956 for scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, the Rolex Milgauss was designed to work without being affected by magnetic fields of 50 to 100 gauss – common for scientists at the CERN laboratory.  The word “Mille” is French for 1000, and Rolex set as its goal to create a timepiece with protection from magnetic interference up to 1000 gauss.

At first, Rolex created a shield inside the Oyster case made of ferromagnetic alloys to protect the movement–an early “Faraday Cage”.  In addition, the stainless steel used on the case is slightly thicker than other Rolex models.  This was quite effective and achieved the goal of reducing magnetic interference on the Milgauss.

However, more recently Rolex has adapted paramagnetic materials, such as the Parachrom hairspring, to dispel interference.  In a timepiece the oscillator is what keeps consistent time.  Rolex developed an oscillator hairspring from niobium and zirconium, which are insensitive to magnetic fields and 10 times more resistant to shocks.  So, not only is the resulting Milgauss resistant to magnetic fields, it is also highly shock resistant.

Rolex Milgauss in Orange

Rolex Milgauss in Orange

The Milgauss Ref 116400 features a 40 mm Oystersteel case and steel Oyster bracelet.  It has a twinlock double waterproofness system supports a diving depth of 330 feet.  The white dial has highly luminescent hour markers and minute and hour hands that create a long-lasting orange luminescence in a dark lab setting or diving to murky depths.

The caliber 3131 movement has a power reserve of 48 hours.  Most notably the dial has a bright orange seconds hand that is shaped like a lightning bolt with an arrow at the tip.  Around the dial are markings (for the seconds hand) at 5-second intervals, starting at 5 and ending at 60.  The newest version of the Milgauss has a lime sapphire crystal inside of the polished steel bezel–creating light reflection and preserving optimal legibility.  This is a new enhancement that only adds to the history of “firsts” in the Rolex Milgauss design history.

Rolex Milgauss in white

Rolex Milgauss in white

Rubber B has developed more custom watchbands for the Rolex Milgauss than any other company in the world.  To begin with, Rubber B has developed three types of band closures for the Milgauss – supporting the original Rolex clasp, utilizing a Rubber B 316L Stainless Steel Tang Buckle, or the Industrial Strength Velcro Closure.  In all, Rubber B has 17 custom variations for the Rolex Milgauss and a stunning selection of colors to complement the colorful Milgauss – including bright orange or white bands which match the Milgauss dial coloring.

All of the bands designed for the Rolex Milgauss by Rubber B incorporate Blocked Integration for a tight motionless fit to the case.  The Rubber B alternative bracelets for the Rolex Milgauss are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber –utilizing NO coating, blends or bonding.

Keeping with the tradition of invention in the Milgauss line, Rubber B has invented a unique Velcro series of bands which utilize a Titanium insert in the attachment loop, to retain optimal strength and performance.  These Velcro clasp watch straps are tortion-tested for extreme strength and security.  For more information on Rubber B’s complete lineup of bracelets for the Rolex Milgauss go to our page here.

 

10 Top Alternative Bands for the Panerai Tuttonero – Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Ceramica – 44mm Reference PAM00438

Panerai Tuttonero - Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Ceramica - 44mm Reference PAM00438

Panerai Tuttonero – Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Ceramica – 44mm Reference PAM00438

The Panerai Tuttonero – Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Ceramica – 44mm reference PAM00438 is a stunning timepiece with its gorgeous 44mm matt black ceramic case and band, and black dial.  If the superhero Batman had to pick a timepiece, this would be his choice.  However, don’t let the dark appearance fool you.  In the dark, the PAM00438 is brightly illuminated on its blue-green luminescent hour numerals, small second 12, 9, 6 and 3 o’clock positions and on the hour, minute, 24 hour, and small seconds hands.  Even next to the date aperture there is a small luminescent dash indicating the 3 o’clock position.

The movement is an automatic caliber P.9001/B, executed entirely by Panerai.  It is built with an Incabloc anti-shock device and a power reserve of 3 days.  The movement itself has undergone a blackening process which can be viewed through the sapphire crystal on the back of the timepiece.  In addition to the engraved “TUTTONERO” the back, the PAM00438 also displays a power reserve indicator, which retains the minimalistic look on the front dial and clears room for other functions such as the small seconds and date window.

Panerai Tuttonero - Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Ceramica - 44mm  Reference PAM00438

Panerai Tuttonero – Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Ceramica – 44mm Reference PAM00438 – Night Time View

The Panerai Tuttonero – Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Ceramica reference PAM00438 has several standard features of the Panerai Luminor 1950 line.  The GMT 24-hour hand allows for a 2nd timezone.  Although there are no 24-hour markers as in some GMT timepieces, the 2nd timezone can be viewed as part of a standard 12-hour clock.  This is certainly a more natural way to view a time since you will never have to convert a 13 position into 1 o’clock.  The large winding crown is protected by Panerai’s trademark protection device in matching black ceramic.  The reference PAM00438 is water resistant to 300 feet.

Alternative band for the Panerai Tuttonero - Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Ceramica - 44mm  Reference PAM00438

Alternative bands for the Panerai Tuttonero – Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Ceramica – 44mm Reference PAM00438

Rubber B has designed 10 vulcanized rubber straps for the Panerai Tuttonero – Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Ceramica reference PAM00438.  These bracelets utilize “Blocked Integration” engineering to create a flawless, motionless mount to the Panerai case.  Although the strap perfectly fits the Panerai buckle, a 316L stainless steel tang buckle is included.

The Panerai Tuttonero dark black matt coloring will look spectacular with nearly any color in the Rubber B collection.  Rubber B offers 6 solid colors and 4 dual “vulchromatic” color options, including a solid black rubber strap.  All straps are made in Switzerland and are made to the highest standards.  No coating, blends or bonding are used since each band is manufactured from pure rubber.  For more information go to our Panerai Luminor 1950 type II page here.

Top Designer Bracelets for the Officine Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT Acciaio – 44mm – Reference PAM00233

Officine Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT Acciaio - 44mm – Reference PAM00233

Officine Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT Acciaio – 44mm – Reference PAM00233

The Officine Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT – 44 MM begins a new family of products that exclusively uses in-house Officine Panerai movements. Powered by the P.2002 which is named after the year when the caliber was developed, the Reference PAM00233 has a stellar 8-day power reserve. The movement features a KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device, 21 jewels, a Glucydur® balance, and it operates at 28,800 alternations per hour.

The PAM00233 has an hour and minute hand, and a small seconds indicator at the 9 o’clock position which also has a 24 hour hand with AM/PM indicators. This allows the wearer to keep track of a 2nd time-zone while traveling or doing business in two locales. At the 3 o’clock position it has a small date aperture. Above the 6 o’clock hour it has an 8-day power reserve indicator.

Officine Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT Acciaio - 44mm – Reference PAM00233 night time

Officine Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT Acciaio Reference PAM00233 luminous

The Luminor 1950 has sapphire crystal on the front and the back of the timepiece. The black dial looks stellar with the green luminous Arabic numerals at 12 and 6 o’clock and luminous hour markers at the other positions. The case is a 44mm brushed steel case made from AISI 316L polished steel. The trademark Panerai crown lock-down mechanism protects the large winding crown. The reference PAM00233 has a 24/22mm black Alligator strap to match the black dial. It is waterproof to 300 feet.

Officine Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Reference PAM00233 with Rubber B Strap

Officine Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Reference PAM00233 with Rubber B Strap

Rubber B has engineered 8 designer bracelets for the Officine Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT Acciaio Reference PAM00233. These bracelets are precisely calibrated with “blocked integration” creating a flawless, motionless flush mount to the Panerai case. Although the Rubber B bracelet includes a 316L Stainless Steel Tang Buckle, it also perfectly fits the original Panerai buckle that comes with the Reference PAM00233. Rubber B watch bands are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber, containing no coating, blends or bonding. This ensures a long-lasting and durable wear even during sporting activities, without causing bleeding.

The Reference PAM00233 looks beautiful with black, white, yellow, and red bands, or the dual color vulchromatic beige and black. Dress the timepiece up with a black band. Or let your personality or dress style determine your colorful watch band attitude of the moment. The black dial and polished steel will reflect your personality and will be sure to be noticed. For more information about the many style and color options for the Reference PAM00233 visit our page here.