From SwissWatchExpo. Watch 101. Rolex Bracelets.
A Brief Guide. Rolex recognizes the importance of the bracelet
and carefully studies their ergonomics and aesthetics. Their watches vary greatly, but
they offer only 5 kinds of bracelets, whose design and technology is guaranteed to impress.
Lets look at each one. First up, the Rolex Oyster Bracelet. The Oyster
is the first ever bracelet designed by Rolex, and remains the most popular. Considered their sportiest bracelet, its’
used on Professional watches like the Submariner, and some models like the Datejust and Sky-Dweller. Characterized by three flat links, with the
center link wider than the sides, it is less likely to stretch from frictional wear, which
makes it durable and versatile. And next, the Jubilee Bracelet. Launched in
time for the company’s 40th anniversary in 1945, the Jubilee bracelet was specifically
made for Rolex’s Datejust model. Identified by its smaller, rounded, five-piece
links, the Jubilee gives the watches a dressier look; it comes in stainless steel, gold, and
the two-tone steel and gold combination. Paired with the Crownclasp, Rolex’s elegant
concealed clasp, it looks more elegant than the traditional watch band, and more like
a piece of jewelry. Here’s the bracelet for the most prestigious
watch. The Rolex President Bracelet. It was launched in 1956, in time for the launch
of their flagship watch, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date. It’s identified by three pieces of semi-circular
domed links and the Rolex Crownclasp. Until today, it is reserved only for the Day-Date
model, and a few Lady’s Datejust models. Now we have the Rolex Pearlmaster bracelet,
made especially for the watch with the same name. Introduced in 1992, the Rolex Pearlmaster
is the company’s collection of ornate jewelry watches with diamonds and gems on the dial,
bezel, bracelet or all of them. It features five rectangular and round-edged links that
makes for a sophisticated and smooth bracelet – the perfect canvas for adding diamonds
and gems. Last but not the least is the Oysterflex Bracelet.
It is the latest bracelet manufactured by Rolex, and it first appeared on their 2015
Yacht-Master model. While a rubber strap may seem too casual for
a Rolex, it’s no ordinary rubber strap – at the center of the patented bracelet is a titanium-nickel
metal alloy blade, and at its core is a gold Oysterlock safety clasp for optimal security.
In true Rolex fashion, they also included one clever detail: the “fins” underneath
the bracelet that leaves some space between the bracelet and the wrist, allowing for air
circulation and comfort. The bracelet is often an afterthought when
buying a watch, but Rolex knows they actually play a full part in the pleasure of wearing
a Rolex watch and any watch. After all, the wearer’s comfort, the security
of the watch, and even the overall personality of the timepiece all depend on how it fits
on one’s wrists.