Rubber B Bracelets for the Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue Reference M70330B-0001

Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue Reference M70330B-0001

Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue Reference M70330B-0001

The Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue reference m70330b-0001 is an outstanding achievement in the Tudor line.  It mirrors the original shape and proportions of the Tudor Oysterdate Chronograph from the early 1970’s, with subtle changes made to optimize performance.  The royal blue, grey and orange coloring gives the timepiece a modern look that can be comfortably worn in and out of the water.   The Chrono Blue has a 42 mm steel case which is polished with a satin finish.  The matching steel bracelet has a folding clasp and safety catch.  It ships with an additional blue, white and orange fabric strap and buckle, matching the color elements of the timepiece.

The dial is a mix of blue and a creamy opaline.  It has a 45-minute totalizer at 9 o’clock, a small seconds hand at 3 o’clock, and a date window at 6 o’clock.  The bidirectional rotatable 12-hour steel bezel, also in blue, allows the wearer to set a second time-zone.

The reference m70330b-0001 is powered by a self-winding calibre 2892 mechanical movement with a power reserve of approximately 42 hours.  The screw-down winding crown and pushers at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock, along with the sapphire crystal, give the watch fantastic waterproofness up to 500 feet.

Rubber B Bracelets for the Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue Ref M70330B-0001

Rubber B Bracelets for the Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue Ref M70330B-0001

Rubber B has engineered 4 Vulcanized dual colored rubber straps to fit the Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue reference m70330b-0001.  This strap utilizes “Blocked Integration” engineering, incorporating solid inserts for a flawless, motionless flush mount to the watch case.  Rubber B bracelets are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber, with no coating, blends, glues or bonding.

The Rubber B bracelet is compatible with any standard 18mm tang buckle.  For more information on the Rubber B alternative straps for the Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue, please visit our products page here.

Sporty Elegant Swiss Made Leather Watch Bands

Rubber B Leather Watch Bands

Rubber B Leather Watch Bands

Leather watch bands have been used with fine time pieces for over 100 years. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s pocket watches were all the rage.  However, during the South African Freedom Wars and later during World War I, soldiers took to attaching their pocket watches to their wrist with a leather strap.  This started a trend of combining watch making with leather bands that has continued to today.

The leather strap evolved quickly into the standard as masculine watches were developed by Rolex, Panerai, Longines, IWC and others–many of them used in military to coordinate raids and attacks.  The military loved the strength, versatility, and natural waterproofness of leather watch bands.

Rubber B has advanced the development of the leather band, by bonding the leather to a rubber base.  The stitching is recessed within a trench and knotted invisibly in the rubber for maximum comfort.  The leather surfaces are innovatively recessed, allowing them to sit flush in the shapely rubber base.  This allows the wearer to become active in all kinds of sports, from diving and swimming, to tennis and golf.

Sporty Elegant Luxury Watch Bands

Sporty Elegant Luxury Watch Bands

The Vulcanized rubber base achieves both a comfortable and strong fit.  Since there are no blends, fillers, linings or coatings used in Rubber B manufacturing, the band does not bleed coloring when the wearer gets the surface wet. The band is even water proof to ocean salt water.  An owner of a Rolex Submariner, for example, can proudly wear his Rubber B during deep sea diving without fear of losing or hurting his investment.

Additionally, there are no pores or creases in the leather or rubber band, protecting the watch band from sweat and odor.  The watch band can be easily cleaned with water after physical activity.

The unique design of the Rubber B Swiss Made leather band allows the wearer to achieve both a sporty feel, while achieving an elegant look with genuine alligator or full-grain leather. This is the ultimate leather strap.  For a full description of Rubber B Swiss Made Leather Bracelets visit our products page here.

Rubber B – Red Watch Straps for Valentine’s Day

Red watchband for the Tudor Blackbay

Red watchband for the Tudor Blackbay

Get in the spirit this Valentine’s Day by showing off your Swiss Made red watch bands by Rubber B.  Red watchbands are a stunning accompaniment to watches of all makes and models.  Combining a red watch band with a watch that has a black dial or bezel is sure to catch some attention.  Pictured above is a two-toned watch band manufactured for the Tudor Black Bay.  This watchband has a jet black outer band and in inner red layer.  The watch band supports the Tudor Bay deployant clasp. 

Red Band for the Rolex Daytona

Red Band for the Rolex Daytona

Rubber B has developed several red watchbands for the Rolex line of timepieces including the popular Rolex Daytona.  Several Rolexes come with a touch of red inside the dial or on the hands themselves.  In this Rolex, we can see a feint “Daytona” written in red on the dial.  Many of the “Red Daytona’s” are imprinted with a darker and more distinct red print and match beautifully with the red wrist band.

Red watchband for the Panerai Luminor 1950 44mm

Red watchband for the Panerai Luminor 1950 44mm

The Panerai Luminor with black dial and steel case looks stunning with a red wristband.  Red and black seem to be made for each other, creating a sensual dance of timeless beauty and exotic romance.  It is a combination that one can quickly fall in love with.

Yachtmaster 2 with blue and red band

Yachtmaster 2 with blue and red band

Rubber B designed a new style of watchband which contains a base color and (blue base pictured above) a red stripe.  This unique combination watch band is both elegant and sporty.  If there are touches of red within the bezel or dial, the vulcromatic watchband can tie together the red coloring within the band itself.   The Rolex GMT Master has red on the bezel and on its 24 hour hand.  The Rolex Yachtmaster II (pictured above) offsets the blue bezel with red hands.  The Rolex Sea Dweller and Rolex Daytona both use red lettering to identify the style of watch on the dial.

Red bracelets with Alligator Leather

Red bracelets with Alligator Leather

Rubber B has developed the above watch bands to support many timepieces regardless of brand.  These are developed with two-tone colors, a black leather on top and red rubber layer underneath.  The black leather is available in either genuine alligator or full grain leather.  These watch bands fit 18 mm, 20 mm and 22 mm lug sizes.

As with all fine timepieces, Rubber B is the highest quality Swiss Made alternative strap in the market. Rubber B straps are engineered to achieve a perfect fit that will seamlessly adapt to your timepiece’s specifications on the case and clasp giving your watch a complete original manufacturer’s appearance combined with longer daily wearability and athletic activities.

These alternative watch straps are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber with no coatings, blends or bonding. Completely hand finished at the factory, they are engineered to fit various wrist sizes. For more information on Rubber B Swiss Made models visit our “Products” tab on our home page.

Watch Bands for the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980 Rose Gold Chronograph

Patek Philippe 5980 Rose Gold

Patek Philippe 5980 Rose Gold

Patek Philippe updated their entire Nautilus collection in 2006 on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.  Each timepiece was scaled up with new models.  The Nautilus Chronograph received special acclaim due to its sporty, yet casual elegance.  In 2010 Patek Philippe released the Reference 5980R-001 on a leather strap at Baselworld.  This is the first Nautilus released a Nautilus with a leather strap.

The Patek Philippe 5980R is crafted with 18k rose gold with a touch of copper which gives the metal a darker red hue than traditional rose gold, for a more masculine look.  The brown dial has an embossed texture and luminescent hour markers surrounded by rose gold appliques. Matching rose gold cuff links with embossed texture exist for the 5980R with reference 205.9057R5-011.

The Patek Philippe 5980R has baton-style luminescent hands–also in rose gold.   The dual subsidiary counter dial at 6 o’clock contains a white hour counter hand and a red minute counter. This dial contains a 60-minute counter (counts the elapsed minutes on two concentric scales from 0 to 30 in black and from 30 to 60 in red) and a 12-hour counter.  It has a quick-action date window at 3 o’clock.

The case has a 44 mm diameter from 9 to 3 o’clock and 40.5 mm 10 to 4 o’clock.  It is 12.2 mm in height.  At 2 o’clock there is a chronograph start and stop pusher.  The chronograph hand reset and flyback pusher is located at 4 o’clock.

The Patek Philippe 5980R is powered by a self-winding caliber CH 28-520 C chronograph movement.  It has an impressive 55 hour power reserve.  The sapphire crystal and screw down crown help support a water resistance to 400 feet.

Blue and White Straps for the Patek Philippe 5980

Blue and White Straps for the Patek Philippe 5980

The Patek Philippe Reference 5980R-001 comes with a dark brown alligator leather strap with stitching.  Rubber B has designed several Swiss Made alternative straps engineered to perfectly fit the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980 case and deployant buckle.

As with all fine timepieces, Rubber B is the highest quality Swiss Made alternative strap in the market for your Patek Philippe. Rubber B straps are engineered to achieve a perfect fit that will seamlessly adapt to your timepiece’s specifications on the case and clasp giving your watch a complete original manufacturer’s appearance combined with longer daily wearability and athletic activities.

These alternative straps for the Patek Philippe 5980R are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber with no coatings, blends or bonding. Completely hand finished, they are engineered to fit various wrist sizes. For more information on Rubber B Swiss Made straps for Patek Philippe Reference 5980R-001 and other watch models click here.

Watchbands for Any Season – Which Band is Right for Winter, Summer, Spring or Fall?

Rubber B watch bands for any season

Rubber B watch bands are always in season

One question you may ask when choosing a watchband color is “Which watchband looks best for the season?” Although watchband styles typically transcend seasons, traditionally the black leather bands are worn during Winter months and lighter brown leather bands or more fun bands like our red and black bands may be worn during the other months. Although it is quite acceptable to wear black leather or brown leather bands year-round.

When trying to decide which watchband to wear for the season you are in, it largely depends on the style of clothing you typically wear. A black or grey suit will always look spectacular with a black bracelet accompanying your fine timepiece. It does not matter what time of year, a black or grey suit is always in season. However, wearing a brown leather bracelet even in the dead of Winter or with your choice of suit is also acceptable.

There are no clear fashion rules when it comes to watchbands. For example: They don’t have to match your shoes. Many people alternate watchbands just for a change, or they may own a few fine timepieces with different watchbands, metal colors, and styles and switch watches on a regular basis.

One of the goals for Rubber B is to provide a watchband that works for any season. Each band is designed of vulcanized rubber and contain no coatings, blends, or bonding. These Swiss made watchbands are made for comfort and durability. Unlike other watchbands, which develop smells, creases and deformation from perspiration, Rubber B bands contain no filler pads and the leather surface is crease-free. Even if you want to wear a black leather band from Rubber B during the hot summer months, you can easily wash the rubber base after activities, and your leather surface will remain unharmed and ready for your next black-tie event.

So, no matter whether you are in the boardroom in Winter or on the surfboard in Summer your Rubber B bracelet will always be in season.