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Rolex Accessories: Various Available Bracelet Styles

Rolex Accessories: Various Styles Available in Bracelet

Rolex watches are known for their unique bracelet style. The bracelets manufactured by Rolex are of supreme quality to complement the world-renowned Rolex wristwatches. Although Rolex offers many watch models featuring high quality leather bands in attractive colors, the bracelets offered with Rolex watches have a special place in the hearts of Rolex enthusiasts.

Basic Bracelet Styles

There are three basic bracelet styles available for Rolex wristwatches. They are:

1. Oyster Bracelet: Perhaps the most popular and identifiable Rolex bracelet style. It easily can be distinguished from other bracelet styles by its broader polished center links set off by narrower brushed-finish links on the sides.

Rolex offers some great jewelry options for the Oyster bracelet. If you want to wear an expensive and exclusive Oyster bracelet option, you can select any one of the following:

  • Super Oyster Karat bracelet embedded with 100/174/270/286 round shaped diamonds
  • Super Oyster Karat bracelet embedded with 100 pink sapphires
  • Super Oyster Karat bracelet embedded with 100 sky-blue sapphires
  • Super Oyster Karat bracelet embedded with 174 small round shaped diamonds and 14 large diamonds/emeralds/rubies/sapphires

2. Jubilee Bracelet: The Jubilee bracelet was introduced in 1945 when Rolex rolled out one of its most popular watch models: the Datejust. The Jubilee bracelet style renders a very stylish look to the watch. You can identify this bracelet by its center link that comprises three separate lines of highly-polished links. On the sides of the center link are narrower links with a brushed finish.

Of all varieties available in the Jubilee bracelet, those available in bark finish are a consistently popular style. Jubilee bracelets also offer jewelry options such as the following:

  • Super Oyster Karat bracelet embedded with 100/174/270/286 round shaped diamonds
  • Super Oyster Karat bracelet embedded with 100 pink sapphires
  • Super Oyster Karat bracelet embedded with 100 sky-blue sapphires
  • Super Oyster Karat bracelet embedded with 174 small round shaped diamonds and 14 large diamonds/emeralds/rubies/sapphires

3. President Bracelet: The President Bracelet was introduced with the Rolex Day Date models in 1954. This bracelet became popular for its powerful appearance. It features polished center links perfectly complemented by the brushed-finish links on both sides of the center links, similar to those in Oyster bracelets. However, the difference between the Oyster and President bracelets lies in the number of links. In the case of President bracelets, there are more links (23 or 24 in men's Day Date models and 36 in ladies' Presidential models) as opposed to the Oyster bracelets that usually come with only 12 or 13 links. This is because the links in the Oyster bracelets are larger than those in the President bracelets.

The different jewelry options available in the President bracelets are very popular for their exceptional beauty. These bracelets fall on the higher end of the price continuum. The cost, however, is clearly reflected in the high quality of precision artistry. Some of the varieties of the President bracelets include:

  • Super President Baguette bracelet featuring 50/74 round cut diamonds and 23/35 baguette cut diamonds
  • Super President Karat bracelet embedded with 204/288/348/443/460 round cut diamonds

In addition to these high-end options, you can also choose from other popular styles such as the President bracelet in bark finish and the Super President bracelet in 18k yellow gold with center links in white and pink gold.

Additional Bracelet Varieties

Apart from the three primary types of bracelets, the following varieties are also offered on Rolex watches:

  • Super President Baguette bracelet featuring 50/74 round cut diamonds and 23/35 baguette cut diamonds
  • The Mesh (Flat) Bracelet
  • The Moire Bracelet
  • The Damier Bracelet
  • The Milanese Bracelet
  • The Chevrons Bracelet
  • The Chameleon (Brick) Bracelet
  • The Chameleon (Mesh) Bracelet
  • The Mesh Florentine Bracelet

All of the above bracelet varieties are set apart from the regular bracelets by their style and uniqueness. As a result, you can wear them as fashion accessories--in the following sizes:

  • Standard Ladies' Bracelet Size: 13mm and 14mm
  • Standard Mid-Sized Bracelets (also known as Boy's Size): 17mm
  • Standard Men's Bracelet Size: 19mm and 20mm

Different Metal Options Available for Bracelets

Rolex offers bracelets in various metals according to the type of material used in making the case of the watch. In fact, the 5-digit and 6-digit Case Reference Number engraved on every Rolex model bears an identification number for the material used in the bracelet. The last digit of the Case Reference Number signifies the material of the case and the bracelet. Let us have a look

Digit Bezel Type
0 Stainless Steel
1 Yellow Gold Filled
2 White Gold Filled or Stainless Steel and Platinum
3 Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold
4 Stainless Steel and White Gold,
Gold Shell, or 18k Pink Gold
5 Platinum
6 14K Yellow Gold
7 18k Yellow Gold
8 18k White Gold