Category Archives: Tudor Watch Articles

The Best Watchbands for the Tudor Black Bay m79540-0005

Tudor Black Bay m79540-0005

Tudor Black Bay m79540-0005

Tudor designed the Black Bay family of 41mm timepieces with time honored care and the inspiration of the Tudor divers’ watches produced during the 1950’s.  The Tudor reference m79540-0005 joins in that tradition with a gorgeous polished stainless-steel 41mm case and a large wind down crown.   The case and scratch resistant sapphire crystal are designed to provide a waterproofness to a depth of an impressive 500 feet.

Introduced at the 2017 Baselworld, the Tudor reference m79540-0005 has achieved critical acclaim due to its quality of workmanship, durability and its classic, yet sporty good looks.  This model has a blue dial and is offset by white luminescent hour markers.  The angular hour minute and seconds hands all have “snowflake” luminescent shapes allowing the wearer to clearly see the time in even the most challenging dark situations.  So, whether diving off the coast or in a theater or presentation room, the luminescent components will give the wearer a distinct advantage over competitors.

The hour markers are surrounded by stainless-steel, protecting the luminescent markers for generations to come. The markers include a large triangle at the 12 o’clock position, rectangles at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions and large circular markers at the other hour positions.  The Tudor Black Bay Reference m79540-0005 is powered by a caliber 2824 self-winding mechanical movement with a 38-hour power reserve.  It has a matching 41mm steel case and brown calf leather watchband.  The bracelet has a folding clasp and safety catch.

Best Watchbands for the Tudor Black Bay Reference m79540-0005

Best Watchbands for the Tudor Black Bay Reference m79540-0005

Rubber B has designed five of the best made watchbands for the Tudor Black Bay Reference m79540-0005.  Engineered to fit the Tudor Heritage Black Bay and Tudor deployant buckle, the Rubber B straps provide a stunning look and a durability that matches the quality and exquisite attention to detail that each Tudor Black Bay timepiece possesses.  Rubber B bracelets are manufactured in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber.  These bracelets exceed FDA and BVGG standards of excellence.

The Rubber B straps can grab viewers attention with its dual color Vulchromatic watchband designs.  Of the five color options, Tudor Black Bay owners can choose an all-black band, or add a touch of a complimentary color.  The m79540-0005 will look excellent with a touch of white to match the luminescent hour markers, a touch of blue to match the blue dial, or even a touch of red which gives it a truly nautical flair.   The bands can be fitted with either the Tudor deployant buckle or any 18mm tang buckle – for ultra versatility.

For more information go to our Tudor Heritage Black Bay page here.

The perfect bracelet for the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Reference m79540-0007

Tudor Black Bay m79540-0007

Tudor Black Bay m79540-0007

The Tudor Black Bay reference m79540-0007 is a stunning achievement, combining both the appeal of the popular 1950’s Tudor divers’ watches with modern features and enhancements and a minimalistic appeal. The reference m79540-0007 has a masculine no-nonsense look with a jet black dial, offset only by white luminescent hour markers. The large “snowflake” hands provide a luminescent and easy readability in both daylight and darkness.

The reference m79540-0007 has no other functions to clutter up the dial or detract from its black velour dial appearance. It has a smooth steel polished bezel and a matching 41mm steel case. The watch band is a brown leather band with a folding clasp and safety catch. The Tudor Black Bay Reference m79540-0007 is powered by a caliber 2824 self-winding mechanical movement with a 38 hour power reserve. The large wind down crown and sapphire crystal are designed to provide a waterproofness to a depth of 500 feet. This 2017 model can be both elegant and sporty. It has a durable body and an exquisite design that will provide both utility and enjoyment for years to come.

Dual Color Tudor Black Bay 41mm

Dual Color Tudor Black Bay 41mm

Rubber B bracelets are exquisitely designed with the highest standards of excellence.  All Rubber B bracelets for the Tudor Reference m79540-0007 are manufactured in Switzerland and are designed for a flawless fit. The Rubber B straps fit snugly against the Tudor Black Bay case with a motionless flush mount giving the wearer the ultimate in luxury and comfort.  The Rubber B straps are made of pure vulcanized rubber for strength, and are compatible with the original Tudor buckle or any standard 18 mm tang buckle.

Rubber B straps are easy to clean, and since they have no coatings, blends, glues or bonding, it is a perfect complement to the sportsman looking to test the limits of his Tudor Black Bay timepiece.  Whether it is diving, golf, tennis or the boardroom, the Rubber B bracelet is ready for the challenge.

For more information go to our Tudor Heritage Black Bay page here.

Five breathtaking alternative bracelets for the Tudor Black Bay m79540-0004

Tudor Black Bay m79540-0004

Tudor Black Bay reference m79540-0004

The Tudor Black Bay family of 41 mm timepieces is inspired by the Tudor divers’ watches produced during the 1950s.  These timepieces have the notable angular “snowflake” hands, even on the seconds hand.  Like all divers’ watches, the Tudor reference m79540-0004 has luminescent hour markers – a large triangle at the 12 o’clock position, rectangles at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions and large circular markers at the other hour positions.  All luminescent markers are surrounded by a powerful and long lasting steel outline.  The characteristic “snowflake” hands gives the Tudor a distinct advantage by allowing large luminescent hour, minute and seconds hands—allowing the wearer to easily distinguish the different hands even in darkest situations.

The reference m79540-0004 has a rich blue dial and a smooth steel polished bezel.  It has a matching 41mm steel case and steel bracelet with a satin finish.  The bracelet has a folding clasp and safety catch.  This timepiece was introduced at the 2017 Baselworld and has quickly risen in acclaim over its ability to capture both the elegant look required for formal attire, while retaining its sporty look and durable design.

The Tudor Black Bay Reference m79540-0004 is powered by a caliber 2824 self-winding mechanical movement with a 38 hour power reserve.  The large wind down crown and sapphire crystal are designed to provide a waterproofness to a depth of 500 feet.  The blue, white and steel color combination and simple design is both eye-catching and minimalistic, making this a very modern, yet classic timepiece.

Dual Color Tudor Black Bay 41

Dual Color Tudor Black Bay 41

Rubber B has designed five stunning dual colored bracelets for the Tudor Black Bay Reference m79540-0004.  The Rubber B straps draw attention since its classic and universally modern black band is enhanced by an optional, yet dazzling, second color which appears at the base of the band and peers through near the tang buckle.

Engineered to fit the Tudor Heritage Black Bay and Tudor deployant buckle, the Rubber B straps provide a stunning look and a durability that matches the quality and exquisite attention to detail that each Tudor Black Bay timepiece possesses.  Rubber B bracelets are manufactured in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber.  These bracelets exceed FDA and BVGG standards of excellence.  For more information go to our Tudor Heritage Black Bay page here.

The Best Dual Colored Bracelets for the New 2018 Tudor Black Bay 41

New Tudor Black Bay GMT Reference m79830rb-0002

New Tudor Black Bay GMT Reference m79830rb-0002

Tudor released the new 41 mm steel case Tudor Black Bay GMT Reference m79830rb-0002 at Baselworld 2018.  This is a stunning timepiece with a bidirectional rotatable bezel in a stunning burgundy and blue, harkening back to the popular diver bezels of the 1950’s.  The hour markers on the jet black dial combined with the “snowflake” designed hour, second and minute hands along with the 24 hour hand in red are luminescent even in dark situations. This is perfect for a diver’s watch–designed to be fully legible and waterproof up to 660 feet deep.

The dual color dial is designed to indicate daytime and nighttime hours.  The burgundy is designed to be daytime and the blue is designed for nighttime.  The red 24 hour hand provides a second clock, giving the wearer, like famed superstar world traveler and Tudor Black Bay spokesperson–Lady Gaga, the ability to track two time zones at once.

The new Tudor Black Bay 41 is powered by a caliber MT5652 which has an amazing 70 hour power reserve and is designed to ensure robustness, longevity and reliability. This model Black Bay is available with a Terra di Siena brown leather strap with folding clasp and safety catch.

Dual Color Bracelets for the Tudor Black Bay 41

Dual Color Bracelets for the Tudor Black Bay 41

Rubber B has designed 5 exceptional dual colored rubber straps to fit the Tudor Heritage Black Bay and the original Tudor deployant buckle.  It is designed with block integration engineering, with solid inserts for a flawless, motionless flush mount to the Tudor Black Bay case.  This strap can be used with the original Tudor buckle, or could be fitted with an 18 mm tang buckle.  These exquisite bracelets are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber and are designed to fit all wrist sizes.  For more information visit our Tudor Heritage page here

The Three Best Engineered Clasps for Fine Timepieces

Deployant Buckle on a Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711

Deployant Buckle on a Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711

The fine timepiece industry has developed several clasps for watchbands over the years. So today we are going to look at various of the typical clasps found on luxury timepieces like Rolex, Panerai, Patek Philippe and other fine watch brands.

The Deployant Clasp (Deployment Clasp)

Although the terms Deployment and Deployant are often used interchangeably when referring to the type of clasp which unfolds into thirds and then locks into place with a type of hook latch, it is actually proper to use the word Deployant. It is easy to make this mistake because often fine timepieces owe their heritage to the world armies, navies and military air force groups who would deploy onto the battlefield, and many of them were issued a fine timepiece to coordinate their attacks. For example, for a group Deployment of a regiment of troops, the word “Deployment” would be a proper way to describe these troop movements.

Deployant Buckle on a Rolex Daytona

Deployant Buckle on a Rolex Daytona

Without a doubt the deployant clasp is very popular for many timepieces manufactured worldwide. In the deployant clasp group, there are standard, pushbutton, with safety, and deployant buckle with a diver’s extension.

Each manufacturer has different nuances on how they deliver these clasps. Rubber B pays particular attention to detail so that when designing a bracelet to support a particular watch brand, it must have a perfect fit and abide by stringent standards of excellence.

Rolex Deepsea buckle

Rolex Deepsea buckle

The above Rolex Deepsea buckle has an extension which can help fit the timepiece to the owner both on land and over a wetsuit when diving. Rubber B has engineered and developed an exclusive Strength Infusion Technology to provide upgraded support against friction, weight and frequent micro-adjustments made to the Glidelock Clasp (pictured below). Carbon Fiber molecules are fused within the vulcanized rubber during its mould process, resulting in a substantial increase in vertical and lateral stress resistance, while maintaining supple, flexible comfort around the wearer’s wrist.

Glidelock

Glidelock

The Tang Buckle
The simplest design for buckles is the standard Tang Buckle, made out of 316L Stainless Steel. Tang buckles are widely used and are extremely popular due to their ease in adjustment, strength and durability. The bracelet has several notches allowing the wearer to quickly adjust the band around the wrist and get to the most comfortable fit. The double loop allows the wearer to fit the remaining strap neatly against the strap to prevent flapping. This also adds strength and protection from loss since the tang buckle does not have a safety clasp often found on the deployant buckle. Although this design is quite easy to adjust and comfortable to wear, it is also quite strong. The 316L Stainless Steel is both rust resistant, and extremely strong. However, tang buckles are easy to replace and the wearer could opt to use a tang buckle with his favorite timepiece’s logo emblazoned on the steel notch slide through bar.

Tang Buckle on a Rolex Submariner

Tang Buckle on a Rolex Submariner

The Velcro Alfatex Buckle
Velcro was discovered and invented by a Swiss engineer named George de Mestral in the 1940’s. An avid hunter in the Jura mountains in Switzerland, Mr. de Mestral discovered the cockle-burs were stuck to his pants and dog’s fur and was intrigued about how they attached themselves. He inspected the tiny hooks under a microscope and how they engaged the loops of fabric of his pants. Using nature’s design, he tapped several friends in the weaving business to create what would become the VELCRO brand. Velcro comes from the French words for velvet “velour” and hook “crochet.”

Velcro Strap on a Rolex Submariner

Velcro Strap on a Rolex Submariner

Rubber B has perfected the use of Velcro on fine timepieces by utilizing the strongest and most reliable industrial strength fastener and a Titanium-Enforced Loop. The band is tortion-tested for extreme strength and security. The Velcro® Alfatex® closure provides a comfortable and esthetically pleasing mount. This strap comes with an optional retaining loop. It uses Hand-Sewn GORE-TENARA® Marine Thread providing maximum resistance to UV-rays, atmospheric conditions, & chemicals. It is manufactured with 5 optional sizes, to fit nearly any wrist size.