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The bracelets and clasps of the manufacturer also stand for supreme quality

Rolex bracelets – the big overview

Comfort, aesthetics and functionality are the key criteria for every watch band. Rolex traditionally devotes the greatest possible attention to this – which is the reason why the manufacturer has developed distinctive straps over the decades. Most Rolex bracelets were designed for specific models, such as the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date’s Presidential bracelet released in 1956. In the meantime, many Rolex watches offer the option of choosing different bands. That depends not only on which model it is, but sometimes also on the respective material variant and the size of the case.

Rolex bracelets an clasps

Rolex Bracelets

Oysterflex band, Oyster band, Pearlmaster band, Jubilee band, President band (Photo: Rolex)


Rolex Cosmograh Daytona 116519ln

The Cosmograph Daytona is now also available with the new Oysterflex bracelet (Photo: Rolex)

See here the overview of all current Daytona models!

Oysterflex Bracelet

In 2015, the latest Rolex bracelet was introduced on the Yacht-Master model. Extremely physical and sporty-looking, the Oysterflex band is made of a highly elastic metal spring leaf core, which is covered with high-quality black elastomer. Special lateral “pads” on the inside of the band provide for a stable fit of the watch on the wrist. Equipped with the Oysterlock safety folding clasp, it thus combines the wearing comfort of an elastomer band with the reliability of a metal bracelet.

Rolex Oysterflex Bracelet, Oysterlock

Oysterflex bracelet with Oysterlock safety clasp (Photo: Rolex)

Rolex Yacht-Master 40 116655

The Yacht-Master 40 presented in 2015, in Everose gold (Photo: Rolex)

And here all currently offered Yacht-Master models!

Oyster Bracelet

The sturdy three-row bracelet with wide flat elements was introduced as early as the late 1930s. The most popular Oyster collection wristband is featured on the Professional models, such as the  Submariner, Yacht-Master, Cosmograph Daytona and Explorer. The Oyster band also comes with some classic models such as Datejust and Sky-Dweller, and can be combined with all Rolex clasps.

Rolex Oyster Bracelet, Oysterclasp

The Oyster bracelet here combined with the Oysterclasp (Photo: Rolex)

Rolex Submariner 116610

The Rolex Submariner traditionally belongs on an Oyster bracelet (Photo: Rolex)

Read our great “all about” article of the Rolex Submariner!

Pearlmaster Bracelet

The manufacturer’s second youngest bracelet was designed in 1992 for the women’s model Pearlmaster, but is now also being used for special versions of the Datejust and Day-Date. The five-row metal bracelet with its elegant, rounded elements is always equipped with the concealed Crownclasp folding clasp.

Rolex Pearlmaster Bracelet

Pearlmaster bracelet with the Crownclasp (Photo: Rolex)

Rolex Pearlmaster 34 81299

Here with the Pearlmaster 34 in white gold (Photo: Rolex)

Jubilee Bracelet

The Jubilee band was developed in 1945 for the Oyster Perpetual Datejust. Since then, the five-row metal bracelet with its flowing contours, which is equipped either with the concealed Crownclasp folding clasp or with an Oysterclasp, has been known to be particularly comfortable to wear.

Rolex Jubilee Bracelet, Crownclasp

The Jubilee bracelet with the Crownclasp folding clasp (Photo: Rolex)

Rolex Datejust 41 126333, yellow

Classic: With the Datejust 41 in stainless steel and yellow gold (Photo: Rolex)

Find here the currently offered Datejust models!

President Bracelet

The exclusive, three-row President band with its rounded elements was unveiled with the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date in 1956. Always combined with the concealed Crownclasp folding clasp, the President band is reserved for the Day-Date models and some Datejust models in precious metal versions.

Rolex President Bracelet Crownclasp

President bracelet with Crownclasp (Photo: Rolex)

Rolex Day-Date 40 228238

The Day-Date 40 in yellow gold (Photo: Rolex)

And here the different versions of the Rolex President!

Leather Strap

Rolex Leatherstrap, Crownclasp, near

This leather strap with new Crownclasp was introduced in 2013 (Photo: Rolex)

Clasps and extension systems

A watch strap is nothing without its clasp, after all, being the part of the watch that is by far the most commonly used. For each of their bracelets Rolex have developed the appropriate clasp, combining aesthetics and comfort with safe applicability, such as is found only with very few manufacturers. There are the following clasps:


This folding clasp is used on both the Oyster band and Jubilee band. While the most affordable models Oyster Perpetual and Air-King are “only” equipped with the Oyster band and the Oysterclasp, the Milgauss, Sky-Dweller and Datejust, for example, also feature the comfortable 5 mm Easylink extension.

Rolex Oysterclasp

Rolex Oysterclasp on the Oyster bracelet (Photo: Rolex)


The alpha male among security folding clasps combined with the rugged Oyster case and the Oyster band is the perfect combination for Rolex Professional models.

Rolex Oysterlock

Rolex Oysterlock (Photo: Rolex)

Even under extreme conditions it is protected from accidental opening by an additional safety bar. The clasp is characterized by a simple design and an ingenious ergonomic concept, but at the same time does not have to shy away from comparisons of elegance. Its latest generation was introduced in 2005 with the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master 2, which was preceded by an extensive development phase. Intense drop tests, a good 100,000 opening and closing cycles, immersion in mixtures of chlorine and salt water with added sand, as well as the perfect fine adjustment of the sound, which conveys approximately the secure feeling of a safe door, were among the challenges of the new Oysterlock clasp.

Rolex Oysterlock, Easylink

Oysterlock and Easylink extension (Photo: Rolex)

The Submariner, Sea-Dweller and Deepsea diving watches also feature the adventurous “Fliplock” and “Glidelock” wristband extension systems under the curved cover, which allow you to quickly adjust the bracelet to any thickness of your diving suit.

Rolex Oysterlock, Easylink, Fliplock, Glidelock

Oysterlock clasp with Fliplock (on the bracelet), then Easylink and Glidelock (Photo: Rolex)

Rolex Oysterlock Glidelock

On the Sea-Dweller Deep Sea, the Glidelock extension can be adjusted directly above the fold-up middle section (Photo: Rolex)


The noble classic belongs to the President band of the Day-Date, like the rotating bezel to the Submariner … but is also used on the Jubilee and even on one leather strap. Discreetly hidden under a small lever in the shape of the Rolex crown, this clasp is the only one completely concealed on the bracelet.

Rolex President Bracelet Crownclasp

The discreet Crownclasp at the President bracelet (Photo: Rolex)

Continuously updated article, originally put online in Juli 2017

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