The TROPIC® strap, originally created by Swiss company Vulcain in the 1960s, quickly became an iconic watch band due to its durability and comfort.
Made from high-quality natural rubber, the strap was ideal for divers due to its resistance to saltwater, sun, and extreme temperatures. Its unique design featured a raised, waffle-like pattern on the underside, providing superior breathability and preventing the strap from sticking to the skin.
The TROPIC® strap became a popular choice for dive watches during this era, with many watch brands, including Rolex and Omega, using it as their OEM strap. Today, the TROPIC® strap remains a sought-after accessory among watch enthusiasts and collectors, with many brands continuing to produce variations of the original design.