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A Fresh Take for Audemars Piguet Straps

A Fresh Take for Audemars Piguet Straps

Audemars Piguet 41mm with Blue Band

Audemars Piguet straps have to be exquisite to match this iconic brand.  Rubber B created the first integrated rubber straps for Rolex, Panerai, Tudor and Patek Philippe watches. Similarly, Rubber B launched the first strap of a brand new series for AP. They specifically designed this band for certain Audemars Piguet watch models. The entire line of Rubber B products is made in Switzerland.  

 

Rubber B first released a strap for the 41mm Royal Oak Rose Gold model that comes from AP on a factory alligator watchband.  They soon will release a  second phase for metal bracelet AP models. Like the first model, this new vulcanized rubber watchband fully integrates with this particular Royal Oak case.  It also supports the original AP deployment buckle.  

Rubber B Unique Enhancements for the Audemars Piguet Straps

Audemars Piguet

Rubber B innovations lead the watchmaking world in rubber strap design. Bracelets from Rubber B provide a stunning look.  Each strap comes with a proper fit and secure mount to the watch case.  The Rubber B for AP Royal Oak on Strap features a unique, monolithic Titanium Bridge insert for strength.  It also introduces “Blocked Integration” to the case.

Audemars Piguet strap with Titanium Insert

Blocked integration offers many benefits, such as reliability, comfort and stability of the watch upon the wearer’s wrist. Sea-bound structures use Titanium to strengthen hulls of great ships. In the same vein, the word Titanium comes from the Titans of Greek Mythology. It is as strong as steel, yet extremely resistant to corrosion from sea water, aqua regia, and chlorine. Titanium is less dense than steel and can be used in finite applications where optimal strength is desired. The Rubber B for Royal Oak 41mm incorporates a flawless, flush design to the watch case and lugs.

white replacement strap for the audemars piguet royal oak 41mm

6 Color Options for the Royal Oak 41mm

Rubber B bands come in six different color options for the Royal Oak Rose Gold 41mm dials. These new straps feature the softest and most flexible vulcanized rubber you can imagine. Rubber B bands are similar to or exceeed OEM Audemars Piguet brand rubber straps. Each band is pure, natural and chemical-free.  Rubber B straps are Hypoallergenic. They contain no chemicals, additives, or sub-par materials. They do not attract dust or lint.

Each and every detail of a Rubber B balances form and function. For example, customers with very small wrists may like the hidden optional hole, which can be made if necessary.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41mm Rubber B Strap

Rubber B develops and manufactures the Series for Audemars Piguet entirely in Switzerland. The Swiss manufacturer hand-finishes each watchband with meticulous care.  Rubber B is the leading watchband maker in the luxury horology industry. Priced at $250.00 USD, this series is compatible with both Standard and Chronograph models. Rubber B does not provide a buckle with their strap. Instead, the design mounts the original OEM deployment buckle that is provided by Audemars Piguet.  The Rubber B strap replaces the alligator strap that came with the Royal Oak Rose Gold 41mm purchase.

RubberB.com is the official brand website for e-commerce retail purchasing in the USA and abroad. Audemars Piguet straps and all other products are available online here. View an extensive array of photos and social media posts under #rubberb and at @RubberB_Official on Instagram.

Rubber B appreciates their loyal customers for being the most important part of a steady journey to bring exciting, innovative SWISS MADE products to fruition.

Designer Bands for Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41mm

Audemars Piguet 41mm with Blue Band

Designer Bands for Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41mm Ref #26331OR.OO.D315CR.01 is one of the most stunning and breathtaking timepieces ever made. AP continues to design and perfect this time-tested model year after year – because it continues to inspire new timepiece collectors to add this piece to their collection.

The above Royal Oak has an 18 carat pink gold case with 41mm in size and 11 mm in thickness. The water resistance is a respectable 50 meters.

The blue dial utilizes the “Grande Tapisserie” pattern which adds stunning visual appeal. the luminescent hour markers and hour and minute hands are made with matching pink gold. The second hand utilizes a luminescent back side rather than on the tip – resembling an orchestral baton.

A non-Chrono version of the AP Royal Oak 41 with White Rubber B band

The manufacture calibre 2385 used in the Royal Oak 41 is composed of 304 parts and beats at 3 hz. It has 37 jewels and provides a power reserve of 40 hours. Besides the standard time features, the Ref #26331OR.OO.D315CR.01 has a beautifully crafted set of chronograph functions with two side pushers above and below the winding crown.

Audemars-Piguet 41mm-with White Band and Deployant

From the manufacturer, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41mm comes with a hand-stitched black alligator strap with an 18-carat pink gold AP folding clasp. The alligator patterns have large square scales throughout.

Rubber B has designed 6 beautiful colored bands to extend the beauty of your designer AP timepiece. They engineered these Vulcanized Rubber straps to fit Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41mm leather strap models. Rubber B perfectly mounts the Rose Gold Royal Oak and AP deployant buckle.

Rolex Sea Dweller Black Strap

Strap for Audemars Piguet

Alligator – Classic Series

For the 41mm

These straps utilize “Blocked Integration” engineering and titanium bridge inserts provide a flawless, secure, and flush mount to the AP watch case. For more information on these bands for the AP Ref #26331OR.OO.D315CR.01 please visit our page here.

2 Replacement Bands for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Reference #15407ST.OO.1220ST.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Reference 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Reference 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01

Audemars Piguet has developed this masterpiece of a timepiece with an open worked dial so the beauty of the workmanship can be visible to everyone.  The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Reference 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01 has superior balance by adding a second balance wheel and balance spring assembly on the same axis.  This improves precision and stability to an already outstanding timepiece.

It has a 41mm case with a 9.9mm thickness.  The case and bracelet are made from stainless steel.  The bezel has the AP screws visible at each of the 8 points of the octagonal design. The 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01 is protected by a screw-locked crown and a glareproofed sapphire crystal – providing water resistance to 50 meters.

The 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01 is a self-winding mechanism powered by a Manufacture Calibre 3132 which contains 245 parts, 38 jewels, and has a 45 hour power reserve.  The dial is openworked from slate grey coloring and touches of pink gold, revealing the beauty of the 3132.  The hour markets and hands are also made from pink gold, and applied with luminescent coating.

Rubber Bracelet for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Reference 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01

Rubber Bracelet for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Reference 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01

Rubber B has designed 2 different color bracelets for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Reference 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01.  The slate grey coloring would look spectacular with a Jet Black band from Rubber B.  The strap is perefectly engineered to fit the AP Royal Oak 41mm model.  It has the Rubber B exclusive Velcro® Alfatex® fastening strip which provides extreme comfort and is easily adjustable for a perfect fit.

Rubber B Bracelet for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Reference 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01

Rubber B Bracelet for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Reference 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01

The attachment loop contains a Titanium Insert for optimum performance and strength. The band has been hand sewn with Hydroturf® marine thread, providing maximum resistance to UV-rays, atmospheric conditions, & chemicals.  The rubber strap has been tortion tested for extreme strength and security.  It comes with an optional retaining loop.  All Rubber B bands are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber.  For more information, please visit our page here.

Two Designer Velcro Bracelets for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph Stainless Steel with contempory duo-toned “Grande Tapisserie” dial

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 39mm in Stainless Steel

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 39mm in Stainless Steel

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph Stainless Steel with contempory duo-toned “Grande Tapisserie” dial is one of the most notable timepiece achievements in modern horology.  The chronograph has become exceptionally popular since the Rolex Daytona has seen sky-rocketing valuations.  The AP Chronograph does not disappoint with its exceptional style, black dials on the white waffle-print dial.  The AP adds a date window between the 4 and 5 o’clock position, making it one of the few chronos with a date window.

This AP design is powerful and masculine.  The octagonal bezel is locked down by clearly visible screws.  The chronograph pushers and screw-down crown have large jagged bolt-like constructions making it appear more like a rugged tool that belongs in a toolbox or work-bench as much as on a wrist.  It is water resistant to 50 meters but is seemingly built like a tank to withstand the rigors of sporting and work activities. Since 1972 AP has bucked the trend, breaking conventions by launching the Royal Oak line of the earliest luxury sports watches.

AP has a reputation for innovation.  It was the first manufacturer to utilize the alacrite 602 superalloy in its manufacturing.  In 1981 AP released the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar.  That model also launched the calibre 2120/2800 allowing it to be the thinnest of its type in the world.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 39mm in Stainless Steel with Rubber B bracelet

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 39mm in Stainless Steel with Rubber B bracelet

Rubber B designed two color Vulcanized rubber straps (Jet Black or Navy Blue), engineered to fit Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 39mm (various models that come originally on a leather strap or a steel or gold bracelet). This strap features a solid insert for Blocked Integration to the watch case.  If your Royal Oak came originally on an alligator band, then be aware that you will remove your gold plots and store them away with your alligator band.

The exclusive Velcro® Alfatex® fastening strip provides a comfortable and esthetically pleasing mount to the AP watch case. The attachment loop contains a titanium insert for optimum performance and strength. This Vulcanized rubber strap has been tortion-tested for extreme strength and security.  This strap comes with an optional retaining loop, although it is not necessary to use.

All Rubber B straps are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber. No coating, blends or bonding are used in the production of these bracelets. All Velcro is attached to the rubber band with hand-sewn hydroturf® marine thread providing maximum resistance to UV-rays, atmospheric conditions, & chemicals. For more information please visit our page here.

Two Velcro Straps for the Royal Oak “JUMBO” EXTRA-THIN Ref #15202IP.OO.1240IP.01

AP Royal Oak

AP Royal Oak “JUMBO” EXTRA-THIN Ref #15202IP.OO.1240IP.01

The Audemars Piguet “JUMBO” EXTRA-THIN Ref #15202IP.OO.1240IP.01 is a stunning timepiece with a smoked blue dial with “Petite Tapisserie” pattern and a sleek satin finished Titanium case and bracelet. The hour markers and hour/minute hands on the dial are made from white gold and enhanced with luminescent coating for night time visibility.  The case size is 39 mm but the thickness is a mere 8.1 mm.

The Reference #15202IP.OO.1240IP.01 has a glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback.  It features a polished 950 platinum bezel and a matching 950 platinum bracelet with a titanium AP folding clasp.

calibre 2121

AP Calibre 2121

The Reference #15202IP.OO.1240IP.01 is powered by a self winding Manufacture Calibre 2121 which provides 40 hours of power reserve.

It is made with 36 jewels, 247 parts and features a bidirectional winding mechanism.  The timepiece is water resistant to 150 feet.

AP Royal Oak Blue Rubber B Velcro band

AP Royal Oak Blue Rubber B Velcro band

Rubber B has developed two exquisite Velcro bands for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 39mm Reference #15202IP.OO.1240IP.01 in both navy blue and jet black.  This Velcro® Series Vulcanized rubber strap engineered to fit the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 39mm with a perfectly firm “Blocked Integration” to the watch case. 

The attachment loop contains a titanium insert for optimum performance and strength. The Vulcanized rubber strap has been Tortion-tested for extreme strength and security. The exclusive Velcro® Alfatex® fastening strip provides a comfortable and esthetically pleasing mount to the AP watch case.

AP Royal Oak Velcro band

AP Royal Oak Velcro band

All Rubber B bands are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber with no coating, blends or bonding.  The band is Hand-Sewn with HYDROTURF® Marine Thread, providing maximum resistance to UV-rays, atmospheric conditions, & chemicals.  For more information go to our page here.