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Designer Bands for Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41mm

Audemars Piguet 41mm with Blue Band

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. These Vulcanized Rubber straps are engineered to fit Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41mm leather strap models and are perfectly calibrated to mount 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.

Two Stunning Straps for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-thin The Hour Glass Reference 15205BA.OO.1240BA.01

Audemars Piguet Ref. 15205BA.OO.1240BA.01

Audemars Piguet Ref. 15205BA.OO.1240BA.01

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-thin The Hour Glass Reference 15205BA.OO.1240BA.01 has a stunning 18-carat yellow gold case with glareproofed sapphire crystal on the front and case back.  The rotor is engraved with “The Hour Glass” logo and the legend is engraved with “One of Fifty” indicating the rarity of this reference since only 50 of these masterpieces were ever manufactured.

The dial is green with the “Petite Tapisserie” pattern.  The hour markers are gold and painted with luminescent coating.  The case is 39mm and has an 8.1 mm thickness.  The bezel and bracelet are made from the same 18 carat gold as the case.  The bezel has the octagonal design with visible screws.

The reference 15205BA.OO.1240BA.01 is powered by an automatic caliber 2121 which is made with 36 jewels, and sports a power reserve of 40 hours.  Although the date window is visible at 3 o’clock, notably absent from the AP is the second’s hand.  The beauty of the thin movement, though is visible from both the front and back of the timepiece.

Audemars Piguet Ref. 15205BA.OO.1240BA.01 with Rubber B Bracelet

Audemars Piguet Ref. 15205BA.OO.1240BA.01 with Rubber B Bracelet

Rubber B has designed a beautifully constructed Vulcanized rubber band to fit the AP case with perfect harmony utilizing the patented Blocked Integration technique.  The black band looks stunning against the gold case and bezel.  The comfort fit of the Tortion tested Vulcanized Rubber is enhanced by the adjustable Velcro® Alfatex® fastening strip.

The Velcro is Hand-Sewn with HYDROTURF® Marine Thread, having maximum resistance to UV-rays, atmospheric conditions, & chemicals. The Rubber B band exceeds FDA and BVGG specifications, and is non-toxic, non-marking, hypo-allergenic. For more information on this alternative band for your Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-thin The Hour Glass Reference 15205BA.OO.1240BA.01 click here.