Probably the biggest watch to come out of Rolex since the release of the ceramic bezel Daytona, is the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41. Released in 2020, the Oyster Perpetual 41 was the replacement of the Oyster Perpetual 39. As you may already know, at Everest we already made an aftermarket Rubber and Leather watch band for the 39mm Oyster Perpetual, but not for the 41. However, the wait is over.
After months of studying the case, testing prototypes and 3D prints, finally we are done. Our new design is ready for Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 owners to slap on their wrist in just a few short days. We will start with what is different and conclude with what has stayed the same on this new strap. Let’s dig into the differences between other designs and this new design.
First off, the case connection. In the simplest way to describe the case connection of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41, it is opposite of how Rolex has done it in the past. The way a watch bracelet end piece connects to a case, it utilizes a set of stepped shelves that are braced and connected with a spring bar. This common way that a solid end link or end piece connects to a watch has been utilized for over two decades. The way Rolex has done it has been evolving and with the Oyster Perpetual 41 they reversed/flipped the connection upside down - see attached picture below. This newer style of case connection required us, at Everest, to rethink how we were going to have the strap connect into the watch case. In the end, it turned out perfectly and the strap fits snugly to the watch case like the original bracelet that the watch came with.
We also had to slightly remake the strap design in other ways as well. The thickness of the Oyster Perpetual 41 required us to make a slightly thinner watch strap over our normal designs. Even though the strap is thinner, it is the same robustness as our other designs. We found ways to make small edits to certain areas to increase wall thicknesses and keep the same sturdiness that Everest customers are accustomed to.
When it comes to things that did not change, as always you can expect only the best from Everest. The same finely made 316L steel buckle and complimentary Rolex style spring bars come with every strap we sell. The same quality Swiss manufacturer that makes all of our rubber straps molded this line, utilizing the highest quality FKM vulcanized rubber that all of our other straps are made from. The Everest design language of a mimicked oyster bracelet design is again utilized on this new Oyster Perpetual aftermarket rubber strap. Overall, if you loved our other rubber designs, you may just love this one a little more!
In closing, this new design will have a very short pre-order with a shipment date on or before October 20th 2022. With this design also working perfectly on the Rolex Datejust 41, we do not suggest waiting to pre-purchase this strap once it is available. You can find it online HERE! Time to customize your Rolex with Everest.