Back in August of 2013, I wrote a story on how Rubber B is the ultimate rubber strap. You can read the article here. I was waiting with anticipation for them to make them for Panerai watches. My prayers have finally been answered sort of.
Rubber B have announced the new Rubber B strap line for 44 mm Panerai watches including; Luminor 44 mm, Luminor 44 mm 1950 and Luminor Submersible. I am sure they will do the same for Panerai 47 mm watches which I will have to get for my PAM00372 1950 47 mm base.
The straps can be purchased here for $250 and include a stainless steel tang buckle. At the moment, the color choices available are black and for an additional $30 you have the choice of a new patented system known as Vulchromatic available in Military Green or Sahara Tan. The Rubber B straps are compatible with original Panerai buckles.
In a statement from the Rubber B website. “Driven by a profound passion for Panerai watches, we have evolved an unrivaled collection of rubber watch bands for Panerai watches. The first ever “Blocked Integration” strap for Panerai, a Rubber B vulcanized rubber strap provides a secure gap free, rotation-less mount to the Panerai case. We provide these micro-calibrated straps for various Luminor and Luminor 1950 models. Panerai watch enthusiasts have many options such as Panerai leather straps, nato bands for Panerai, and Panerai OEM rubber straps (non-integrated/non vulcanized), however nothing will ever compare to the innovation or quality endurance of a Rubber B – The Ultimate Rubber Strap for Panerai”..