Everest is sharing a bit more about how we perfectly fit our watch bands to your watch case and why the perfect fit is important. With curved end watch bands, there are many factors that go into the design and production process to ensure a perfect fit. The steps in which Everest takes to ensure the perfect fit are: the measurements, the design, the prototyping, the testing, and finally, the decisions on final production variations. So, let’s talk curved end watch straps for your Rolex, Tudor and Panerai.
In regards to the curved end, the first step is to disassemble a Rolex that Everest purchases because we are not affiliated with Rolex. Once we have disassembled the Rolex, we must derive multiple measurements that must be precise. For instance, we must determine the exact angle of where the lug meets the case. Additionally, the distance between the spring bar hole on the lugs and the case is also a determining factor in creating the perfect curved end as well as many other precise measurements required.
Once the measurements are taken, the actual design of the watch band can begin. Last year we released a new design of the most popular curved end watch band for Rolex sports models with the tang buckle. Our designer added a channeling system, first seen on Everest’s watch bands for Tudor. The channeling system allows moisture to escape and air to flow between wrist and watch band - adding to the comfort. The precise angle of the channeling system also adds additional support to the pin holes that the tongue on the buckle inserts through - adding to the durability. At this stage, our designer also incorporates a buckle and spring bar design to compliment the watch and watch band. No element is overlooked.
The next stage is prototyping. Once the design has been sent out to our Swiss manufacturing and the tooling has been completed, a prototype is made using Everest chosen material. The Swiss manufacturer then sends the prototype to Everest’s headquarters where the designer will install the watch band on the correct watch model. At this point, the watch band is put through a comprehensive testing process in fitment, durability and comfort.
Once the prototype has passed all tests, the variations must be chosen. Then, full production is set into motion, which typically takes weeks. And, with the Swiss summer holidays (six weeks off), there can always be a few delays. But, when the product finally arrives, it's a fun day. And, it’s even more exciting once we begin seeing all of our customers' #wristshots. Just recently we have released an orange rubber watch band for the Explorer II 42mm, a color highly requested by watch fam. New images are already beginning to populate.
Due to all of these necessary steps needing to be taken, this can slow the release of new Everest watch bands for different watch models. Since we are not affiliated with Rolex, Tudor or Panerai but must obtain the new model just as our fellow watch enthusiasts, this can take time as we know new models can have waiting lists, especially with Rolex like the famous Ceramic Daytona - that waiting list was years long for some. That being said, we do have our connections with our authorized dealers, which you can find them worldwide here.
We do our best to release new curved end straps for your Swiss watch variants as quickly as possible, but perfection does take time. We are always looking for feedback on which one is the most sought after. We do thank you and the watch community for your patience as we bring you the perfect curved end watch band for your Rolex, Tudor or Panerai. Comment below on what watch model you want an Everest watch band for next!