Your Guide to Rolex Bracelets

When buying a watch, most of the attention is geared towards the case, dial and bezel. The bracelet is often an afterthought, but they actually play a full part in one’s enjoyment of the watch. 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.

Rolex, ever so obsessed with details that matter, recognizes the importance of the bracelet and carefully studies the ergonomics and aesthetic of their bracelets. While their watches vary greatly, they offer only 5 kinds of bracelets, but their design and technology is guaranteed to impress.

Here’s an insight to each one:
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Launched: late 1930’s
available in stainless steel, gold, and combination of stainless steel and gold
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The Oyster was the first ever bracelet designed by Rolex, and remains the most popular. 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.

It is widely considered as the sportiest of the Rolex bracelets and is used on the entire range of Professional watches, but also appears on some classic models like the Datejust and Sky-Dweller. It can be paired with all three types of Rolex clasps (Oysterlock, Oysterclasp and Crownclasp) and can also accommodate Rolex’s Easylink comfort extension link system.

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Launched: 1945
available in stainless steel, gold, and combination of stainless steel and gold
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Launched in time for the company’s 40th anniversary, the Jubilee bracelet was specifically made for Rolex’s Datejust model. Characterized by smaller, rounded, five-piece links, the Jubilee gives the watches a dressier look; 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.
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Launched: 1956
available in white gold and gold
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The most prestigious of the Rolex bracelets, the iconic President bracelet was specifically made for the launch of their flagship watch, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date. It’s characterized 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.
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Launched: 1992
available in white gold and gold
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The Pearlmaster bracelet was introduced in 1992 for the Rolex Pearlmaster – the company’s collection of ornate jewelry watches with diamonds and gems on the dial, bezel, bracelet or all of the above. It features five rectangular and round-edged links that makes for a sophisticated and smooth bracelet – the perfect canvas for adding diamonds and gems.
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Launched: 2015
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The Oysterflex is the latest bracelet manufactured by Rolex, and 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.
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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.
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