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5 Designer Replacement Straps for the Rolex Datejust II

White watchband for the Rolex Datejust II

The Rolex Datejust II with Designer Rubber B Vulcanized Rubber Bracelet in White

The Rolex Datejust II with 41 mm case is a classic Rolex Oyster design that epitomizes the brand and the essence of luxury.  The Datejust, as the name suggests, just has a date window at the 3 o’clock position.  There are no other functions that distract or complicate the features.  The timepiece has two purposes – tell time and the date.  And the Datejust does that with class and style.

The Datejust date aperture is protected by a sapphire crystal and a cyclops lens, which was invented by Rolex in 1953 to help magnify the date for easy reading.  Datejust is noteworthy because it has so many styles, colors and designs to choose from.  The above Datejust is has a blue dial and Roman numerals in Oystersteel.  The smooth polished Oystersteel bezel adds to the simplicity of the design.  Even the screw-down winding crown appears by itself with no guards on either side – a more classic watch style.  Yet, the crown is protected by Rolex’s patented Twinlock double waterproofness system which provides 330 feet of water resistance.

The Datejust II comes with either an Oyster bracelet or Jubilee Bracelet depending on the model.  It has multiple styles of bracelets including steel, the two-tone Rolesor, and solid gold.  It has multiple bezel styles, dial color options, and the case comes in steel, gold, or a combination of the two.

The new Datejust II released at Baselworld 2019 features a 3235 caliber movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex for superlative performance.  It contains a Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring and high performance Paraflex shock absorbers for reliability.  The new movement gives the owner approximately 70 hours of power reserve.  All Datejust II timepieces are certified as a Swiss chronometer by the COSC.

Replacement Band for the Rolex Datejust 2

Rubber B designer bands for the Rolex Datejust 2 support the original Rolex buckle

Rubber B developed 5 vulcanized rubber straps engineered to fit the 41mm Rolex Datejust II 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 straps are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber. No coating, blends or bonding are used in the process, making all Rubber B products allergen-free. The strap mounts directly to the clasp pin for maximum adjustability and facility but does not require the need for the Rolex Easylink system.  For more information, visit our Datejust II page here.

5 Designer Bands for the Rolex Explorer II Reference 216570

Rolex Explorer II Reference 216570

Rolex Explorer II Reference 216570

The Rolex Explorer II Ref 216570 is inspired by the amazing accomplishments of Sir Edmund Hillary as he climbed Mount Everest.  This timepiece has become the pinnacle of achievement and an inspiration for cave exploration, mountain climbing and adventure at the highest stages.  Built for strength and reliability the 40 mm case is designed to keep ticking in high altitudes, in harsh weather and it has the strength to withstand a beating.

The luminous hour markers and hands can help the explorer get an accurate time day or night.  The orange hour hand provides tracking of a 2nd time zone utilizing the 24-hour markings on the bezel.

Rolex Explorer II Side View

Rolex Explorer II Side View depicting the black dial version

Powered by an automatic 3187 caliber, the Rolex Explorer II has a power reserve of 50 hours.  It is fitted with a Parachrom hairspring and Paraflex shock absorbers, offering resistance to shocks and extreme conditions.  It is tested by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) for precision.

The timepiece comes with a date aperture at the 3 o’clock position but no cyclops lense over the date.  The white dial and black lettering and black touches on the hour, minute, second hands and around the luminescent hour markers provide for exceptional daytime visibility and a truly classic and universally appealing look.  The timepiece comes with a stainless steel Oyster bracelet with an Oysterlock clasp and Easylink 5mm comfort extension links.

Rolex Explorer II with Rubber B strap supporting Blocked Integration and Rolex Clasp

Rolex Explorer II with Rubber B strap supporting Blocked Integration and Rolex Clasp

Rubber B has designed a Vulcanized Rubber strap engineered to fit the  Rolex Explorer II (42mm) and it’s original Deployant Clasp. This strap utilizes “Blocked Integration” engineering, incorporating solid inserts for a flawless, motionless flush mount to the watch case.

All Rubber B straps are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber. No coating, blends or bonding are used in the process, making all Rubber B products allergen-free. The strap mounts directly to the clasp pin for maximum adjustability and facility but does not require the need for the Rolex Easylink system.  For more information, visit our Explorer II page here.

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.

Blue Band fo

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.