Rolex is meticulous in the design of straps and buckles, and strives for perfection, and Rolex strives to wear comfortably and pursue elegant appearance. Rolex straps are very distinctive, each with a unique aesthetic, shape and style. In recent years, Rolex has continued to develop strap design. The Oysterflex rubber strap has attracted the most attention because it is the first rubber material strap adopted by the brand. It is developed for Rolex sports watches that always show the combination of bracelets. Show more appearance.
First Yacht-Master with ROLEX Oysterflex tape in 2015
The innovative Oysterflex tape was developed and patented by Rolex and launched in 2015, first on Yacht-Master watches. This innovative design combines the ruggedness and reliability of a metal strap with the elasticity, comfort and beauty of a rubber strap. The subtlety of the strap is that the inner part is made of super-stretch metal sheet, while the outer layer is covered with high-performance black rubber injection molding, which is not easily affected under various environmental conditions and is durable. For added comfort, Rolex Oysterflex tape is equipped with a patented longitudinal cushioning system that keeps the watch on the wrist. At present, this strap is also equipped with 18ct yellow gold, 18ct white gold, and 18ct eternal rose gold oyster safety buckle to prevent the buckle from accidentally opening.
The oyster safety buckle has undergone 26 different types of drop tests during the research and development process. Among them, the lever has been soaked 100,000 times in the chlorine and salt water tanks added with sand, which is about three times the life of the buckle.
The design of the oyster safety clasp with Rolex tape is quite simple. The moderately curved outer cover is close to the inside of the wrist. After assembly, the buckle, the Rolex Glidelock buckle and the Oyster discount extension system are hidden, and the beveled design makes the solid and simple appearance more prominent. To use its structure and functions, only two simple actions are required. First, gently lift the safety buckle with your finger or thumb, and you can see the core of the strap buckle, which is the patented buckle. Then, press the fingertips against the edges to pull the spring lever apart, and the delicate and elegant buckle will loosen. With a moderately calculated force, the strap can be opened and closed smoothly without any mechanical stress. Buckle the buckle is also a satisfying experience. All parts are closed with moderate pressure, which is not bad, to avoid tightening the wrist. Two clear clicks in a row indicate that the watch is properly fastened to ensure peace of mind.