Rolex Bracelet in Jubilee, Oyster and President

When familiarizing yourself with Rolex Bracelets, you may find the it difficult to navigate the various Rolex terminology you will encounter. Words such as Perpetual, Chronometer, Jubilee, President and Oyster may have no meaning to you. A good place to get your bearings after you’ve learned the models, is to start with their bracelet options. Here is a brief explanation and history of the Rolex bracelet range:

Rolex Datejust Jubilee Bracelet

Datejust 36mm

JUBILEE BRACELET: In 1945, the ground-breaking Rolex Datejust model carried it’s first Jubilee bracelet, named in honor of the company’s 40th anniversary. It existed only in gold for many years, and was considered the premier “dress watch” of the Rolex brand.

 

Rolex Daytona Bracelet

Daytona white gold.

OYSTER BRACELET:

Rolex sport model watches were in need of a utilitarian metal or gold bracelet. So, in 1948 the Oyster bracelet was introduced to fulfill the position, along with it’s own new Oyster clasp. Soon after, Submariner, Explorer, and Sea-Dweller models appeared with their rugged Oyster bracelets, as well as the popular GMT-Master and Daytona lines. The enduring functionality and beauty of the Oyster bracelet has spared it from any great overhaul throughout it’s sixty years of existence. Although the name implies otherwise, the Oyster bracelet should not be confused with the Oyster case.

rolex oyster bracelet

Day-Date White Gold

PRESIDENT BRACELET:

A new watch model, the Day-Date, was introduced by Rolex in 1956, which included the brand new President Bracelet. Available only in 18 karat gold or platinum, the President bracelet replaced the Jubilee bracelet as the tip of Rolex’s uber-class pyramid. Even today, this bracelet is only offered on flagship models such as the men’s Day-Date and women’s Datejust. The heavy, interlocking links, and simple design are an obvious moniker for a Rolex novice to instantly recognize the President bracelet.

 

 

 

ROLEX SUBMARINER CERAMIC

Rolex Submariner 116610

The Rolex Submariner Ceramic 116600 comes equipped with a new utilitarian Glidelock Clasp. Rolex has managed to maintain the ever-popular 40mm size for this latest model, but they have overhauled and updated many details. The Rolex Submariner Ceramic comes in Two-Tone, Yellow Gold, White Gold, and Stainless Steel versions, all of whose bezels are now more resistant to scratches, thanks to the ceramic update from Rolex. As usual, Rolex maintains their technological edge with the Sub Ceramic, while still maintaing the classic beauty that we’ve always appreciated from our Rolex Submariner models over the years.

Panerai’s New Luminor Ceramic

Panerai Ceramic

 

After the recent Panerai Bronzo, it’s exciting to see Officine Panerai presenting even more innovative watch additions via their 2013 collection. New technology has once again been introduced for Panerai fans this year, as we lay our eyes upon the new Panerai Luminor Submersible lineup: In the photos above, starting at the left, two versions of the simple automatic. The black ceramic case (Ceramica; PAM508 ; limited release of 1000 pieces) and the titanium (Titanio; PAM367; limited release of 500 pieces). Lastly, we see the PAM507 Bronzo (CuSn8, an alloy of copper and tin in the pure state). This Panerai in Bronze is unfortunately also limited to 1000 pieces. It would be nice if Panerai produced more quantities, however the connoisseur collectors will be happy with these new delectable choices.