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Unique Designer Bands for the Rolex Yacht-Master II

Rubber Band for Yacht-Master II

Rubber Band for Yacht-Master II

The Rolex Yacht-Master II Reference 116680 is the one Rolex that screams for attention.  Unlike the submariner, or GMT or nearly any other Rolex, the Yacht-Master II demands a second, third, and more looks from anyone that sees it on your wrist.  The dark ocean blue “Command” bezel with the 0- 10 markings gives the watch a beautiful color and unique functionality.  The bezel is tied to the internal mechanical movement allowing the Yacht owner to set and synchronize the timing of race start times and countdown.  Unlike other timepieces the bezel is not an independent mechanism.  It is part of a functional masterpiece, designed by Rolex, undermining the underlying complexity with its simple beauty.

The Yacht-Master II has a white dial, and touches of the Red, White and Blue throughout.  The hour markers are white markers surrounded by steel and painted with Chromalight, providing long-lasting blue luminescence in the dark.  The new Yacht-Master II has a large triangular hour marker at 12 o’clock and a large rectangle at 6 o’clock.  Luminescent paint also appears on the hour minute and seconds markers as well as the 10 minute countdown hand.

The 44 mm case is built from Oystersteel, a 904L alloy oftent used in aerospace and high-tech situations because of its resistance to corrosion and its ability maintain beauty even in the harshest environments.

The Rolex Yacht-Master II is powered by a calibre 4161 self-winding movement.  This is the result of over 35,000 hours of development, patented functions and 360 components.  This new caliber supports 72 hours of power reserve.  The timepiece also supports a waterproof depth of 330 feet.

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Blue Band from Rubber – with blue vulchromatic stripe supports the Rolex clasp  Rubber B has designed 3 dual colored rubber straps.  These are engineered to fit the Rolex Yachtmaster II and the Oyster deployment buckle.  The strap utilizes “Blocked Integration” so it provides a flawless, motionless flush mount to the watch case. The Blue Band can be selected with either a Red, White or Blue stripe – tying together the beautiful coloring of the Yacht-Master II color scheme.

All Rubber B products are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber.  No coatings, blends or bonding is used in the manufacturing process. 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.

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 Watch Bands for the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34mm

Blue Watch Band for the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34mm

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34mm with Blue Watch Band

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual is a direct descendant of the original Oyster launched in 1926 – the first waterproof wristwatch in the world.  This pioneering spirit and the drive to build timepieces dedicated to sporting activities for men and women became the foundation upon which Rolex has built its stellar reputation.

The Oyster Perpetual retains the classic Oyster case and the simplicity and world renowned and easily recognized style.  The Oyster Perpetual may seem simplistic, but Rolex has given owners an extensive array of choices – from eye-catching dials of a variety of colours and five sizes – 26 mm, 31 mm, 34 mm, 36 mm and the 39 mm.  There are too many colors to list out here – but the palette ranges from a simple white or black dial to an dazzling grape or aqua marine – and just about everything else in between.

The waterproof case is guaranteed to a depth of 330 feet.  The case is crafted from a solid block of corrosion-resistant Oystersteel.  Oystersteel is made from the 904L superalloy used in high-technology and in aerospace designs.  Oystersteel provides an exceptional finish even in the harshest environments.  The Twinlock double waterproofness system keeps the high precision Rolex movement safe from water, dust, pressure and shocks.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual featured an invention as early as 1931 which Rolex patented – a self-winding Perpetual rotor which transmits natural energy to the watch with normal wrist movements of the watch owner.  The most recent movement is a calibre 3130, featuring a Parachrom hairspring for resistance to shocks and temperature variations.  It is highly reliable and certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute. The Oyster perpetual comes with an Oyster bracelet with three-piece links, made from Oystersteel and an Oysterclasp.  All Oyster Perpetual watches are fitted with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

Black Bracelet and White Watch Band for the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34mm

Black Bracelet and White Watch Band for the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34mm

Rubber B has designed 4 exquisite vulcanized rubber straps which is precisely calibrated to fit the case and Oyster clasp of Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34mm (19mm lug Space) and Date 34mm (19mm lug space). This strap utilizes “Blocked Integration” engineering, incorporating solid inserts for a flawless, motionless flush mount to the Oyster Perpetual 34mm case.

This strap is only compatible with the Oyster clasp and is not compatible with Jubilee or President clasps.  All Rubber B products are made in Switzerland and are non toxic and allergen free. No coating, blends or bonding are used in the creation of these vulcanized rubber bands.  

Rubber B has developed three solid color bands – Jet Black, Arctic White, and Navy Blue.  They have also developed a Tuxedo Velour® band which, like a tuxedo, is perfect for the finest occasions.  Although the velour texture will look good under a suit or the finest tuxedo, the band is completely waterproof and ready for swimming and sunbathing.  For more information go to the page here.

4 Designer Watch Bands for the Rolex Sky Dweller 326135

Two-Tone Rubber B bracelets for the Rolex Sky Dweller

Two-Tone Rubber B bracelets for the Rolex Sky Dweller 326135

The Rolex Sky-Dweller reference 326135 is one of the most complicated and stunning Rolex timepieces.  The chocolate dial with pink gold Arabic numerals are seductive.  Yet, Rolex pulled out all the stops and created a 42mm fluted command bezel and folding Oysterlock clasp with Easylink 5mm comfort extension link – both in matching 18k pink gold.

Besides the standard hour, minute and second hands, there is a 24 hour display in the second disc providing GMT second time zone capability with the small red indicator at the top of the disk.  A date aperture appears at the 3 o’clock position under a cyclops lens on the sapphire crystal.  The most interesting feature is the month display which appears in 12 apertures around the circumference of the dial.  This provides an annual calendar function.

This timepiece comes with a black leather strap.  It is powered by a 9001 automatic movement which, with the Twinlock double waterproof screw down crown, provides protection to 330 feet.  The caliber 9001 was introduced in 2012 and is one of the most complex calibres ever created.  It is a certified Swiss Chronometer after having passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests.  Utilizing 40 jewels and beating with a frequency of 28800 the caliber 9001 provides an outstanding power reserve of 72 hours.

Rolex Sky Dweller 326139

Rolex Sky Dweller 326139

Rubber B has developed 4 Vulcanized VulChromatic® (dual colored) rubber straps engineered to fit the Rolex Sky-Dweller and the Oyster deployant buckle.  This is only compatible with the Sky-Dweller versions that come originally on a crocodile band.

The Rubber B straps utilize “Blocked Integration” engineering, incorporating solid inserts for a flawless, motionless flush mount to the watch case. All Rubber B bands are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber. No coating, blends, glues or bonding are used in the manufacturing, ensuring long lasting durable strength and beauty. For more information visit our page here.