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8 Designer Bracelets for the Rolex Yacht-Master 40mm on Oysterflex

Yachtmaster 40 with Grey and Black Bracelet

Yachtmaster 40 with Grey and Black Bracelet

The Rolex Yacht-Master 40 reference 126655 is a stunning timepiece which combines the beauty of the Rolex Everose Gold throughout the 40 mm case, with a black matt, sand-blasted, rotatable bezel, with raised black polished numerals and graduations.  The combination of black and pink gold has quickly become a staple for Rolex, as they move to add this exceptionally fine color combination to its collection.  The Everose Gold is a patented creation by Rolex and introduced in 2005.

The black coloring is extended to the black dial.  This is beautifully offset by the luminescent hour markers surrounded by 18 ct gold to prevent tarnishing.  Rolex launched the new Oysterflex bracelet in black, which offers a sporty  alternative to metal bracelets.  This bracelet continues the coloring of the timepiece and is secured by an 18 ct Everose safety clasp.

Yachtmaster 40 with black band

Yachtmaster 40 with black band

The Rolex Yacht-Master 40 reference 126655 is powered by the caliber 3255 which is made of nickel-phosphorus protecting it from magnetic interference.  This new-generation movement is developed and manufactured entirely by Rolex and improves upon near perfection with precision, power reserve and resistance to shocks utilizing Paraflex shock absorbers and a Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring.  It provides an impressive 70 hours of power reserve and winds bidirectionally with a perpetual rotor.

The reference 126655 is protected by scratch-resistant sapphire, and a triplock triple waterproofness system giving it protection to 330 feet of water depth.  The crystal also has the Rolex patented cyclops lens over the date aperture.

Replacemnt Bands for the Yachtmaster 40 on Oysterflex

Replacement Bands for the Yachtmaster 40 on Oysterflex

Rubber B has developed 2 stylish bands for the The Rolex Yacht-Master The black Swimskin Alligator band looks and feels like true Alligator leather, but is in fact 100% vulcanized rubber.  This process has taken over 5 years of development to add the perfectly designed “Faux-Leather” look and feel while providing the exceptional strength, resilience and comfort of Rubber B vulcanized all-natural rubber bands.

The second offering from Rubber B for the reference 126655 is a sleek Swimskin Ballistic design.  This design mimics the look and feel of a fabric watchband, but is 100% vulcanized rubber.  There are 7 beautiful bands to choose from which can allow Yacht-Master owners to change the look of their timepiece with a simple change of the band.

All Rubber B bands are made in Switzerland.  No coatings, blends or bonding is used in the process.  For more information on these designer bands for the reference 126655 visit our page here.

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.

 

Rolex Sea Dweller Black Strap

Strap for Rolex Datejust II

Classic Series

For the 41mm

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.