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The Top 5 Rubber Strap Watches For Summer

By Amanda Evans | 4 minute read

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Whilst watches with stainless-steel bracelets still dominate the watch market, the trend for rubber straps is very much prevalent. Over the last year we have seen a rise in the popularity of sports watches with luxury watch brands responding to this demand.

Notoriously luxury sports watches have either a stainless steel or rubber strap – materials widely used for their durability under extreme conditions. Rubber has become increasingly popular with brands diversifying from the traditional black or white rubber straps and introducing a range of bright colours such as orange and yellow and even pastel hues.

As leisurewear and a more casual approach becomes more popular and the trend of sports watches for both the everyday and professional athlete seems here to stay, brands have also responded by introducing quick-release strap change systems to allow a seamless interchange between stainless steel and rubber bracelets. This presents an element of dual functionality and appeal to an audience already invested in the trend of both materials. Discover some of our luxury watch brands who have embraced the use of rubber straps in the crafting of their watches.

Breitling Endurance Pro 44mm

Innovative technology with a vibrant aesthetic

The Endurance Pro is the perfect lightweight luxury sports watch, referenced as the ultimate athleisurewatch in the brand’s Professional range. Powered by the COSC-Certified Breitling Calibre 82 with Thermocompensated SuperQuartz™ technology, this model harnesses precision and innovation. Its bold design is enhanced by the vibrancy of its rubber strap which is perfect for athletes seeking lightweight comfort and a casual chronograph that delivers on performance.

Hublot Big Bang Steel Ceramic Chronograph

Elegant and Industrial

Part of the revered Big Bang collection, this model harnesses the spirit of Big Bang with its sporty and industrial style and daring aesthetic, matched with its exceptional high performance. The black ceramic bezel with its six H-shaped titanium encircles the distinctive stamped dial. The dial features a carbon effect and showcases three chronograph sub-dials at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock and the rhodium plated hands and appliques feature white luminescent for enhanced visibility. Presented on a black structured rubber strap with deployment buckle clasp, this timepiece embraces comfort, style, and precision in a robust and distinct design.

TUDOR Pelagos

Built to withstand the toughest of challenges

Built for those seeking their next adventure, the TUDOR Pelagos is engineered to meet the demands of the toughest of challenges. Combining style, technology and performance, this essential tool for diving can withstand depths up to an incredible 500 metres and is powered by a MT5612 movement with an approximate 70-hour power reserve. Its titanium case and bracelet with patented auto-adjustable buckle render this timepiece both ultra-lightweight with comfort at all depths. The complimentary rubber strap and buckle equipped with an extension system gives this powerful timepiece added versatility.

ORIS Diver Calibre 400

Designed to meet the high demands of professional diving

The Aquis Diver Calibre 400 presents a contemporary design with remarkable performance. Its eye-catching sunray green dial features hands and indices applied with SuperLuminova for enhanced visibility and a date window at 6 o’clock. Bordered by a ceramic green bezel with minutes scale in white, it makes a striking contrast against the black rubber strap. Housing the powerful Calibre 400 movement with its anti-magnetic silicone escape mechanism, and with an impressive 120-hour power reserve, this timepiece combines beautiful craftsmanship with function and form.

DOXA Sub 300 Carbon Aqua Lung US Divers Sharkhunter 43mm

A bold and robust statement dive watch

This DOXA Limited edition, created in partnership with Aqua Lung, sports an edgy look that complements the high-performance material from which it is made. The forged carbon 42.5mm case is ultra-lightweight and alternates between charcoal and black, portraying an urban camouflage that suits its bold silhouette. Super-Luminova® is applied to all dive related information, ensuring maximum visibility at depths of up to 300 meters. Housing a COSC-certified automatic movement and with a power reserve of 38 hours, this unique dive watch awards freedom of exploration below the waves. Presented on a soft black rubber strap with black PVD steel folding clasp, illustrating the exclusive DOXA fish symbol and featuring an adjustable diver’s wetsuit extension.

Discover more rubber watches here at Watches of Switzerland.

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