When this company created integrated rubber straps for many of the luxury brands, Tudor, Patek Philippe, Rolex and Panerai timepieces, no one expected the launch of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41mm rubber strap. Originally designed with gold or steel bracelets the new line of Rubber B products are being produced and manufactured in Switzerland. Top horological experts crafted these straps to fully integrate with the timepieces and also offer other unique aspects.
The way the design mounts to the customers equipment means no need for pins, spring bars or other plots. Luxurious, aesthetically pleasing, and the perfect fit, the Rubber B for this timepiece was crafted with a monolithic “titanium bridge” insert, unique in design it houses the brand AP pins, and at the same time provides a seamless integration to the case. The strap is beneficial for the wearer, bringing comfort, security and balanced stability on the wrist. Titanium is not only strong as steel, but it is corrosion resistant, and why it is used on sea-bound structures and ship hulls. The metal can also be used in more finite packages, allowing for optimal strength in smaller packages.
Certainly with the design of the Rubber B for the Royal Oak 41MM integrated rubber strap, form is just as important as functionality. This strap incorporates a elegant flawless, flush design to every aspect of the watch case. Designed in black and navy the new band is crafted from the softest and most flexible vulcanized rubber and then created with 5 size options to provide a very comfortable and custom fit. The watchband also features a titanium security loop insert, use with Velcro-Alfatex. This is the strongest fastening material, so you have reliable closure for your exquisite timepiece. The new bracelet is compatible with standard and chronograph models, and can be used on the timepieces that originally came with steel or gold bracelets. The Rubber B is hypoallergenic, and has no chemicals, additives, dyes or subpar materials.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Rubber Integrated Straps bring the final touch to an already amazing timepiece collection, allowing more comfort, and certainly still the exquisite beauty on the wrist. So when you think metal, remember the Rubber B and know that titanium is just as elegant and stronger so you can trust that time is on your side.