The ladder (or hollow oyster-style) bracelet is among the most revered vintage watch bracelet designs. Like Forstner's Rivet bracelet, the Ladder bracelet was originally made (in several different configurations) by distinguished bracelet manufacturer Gay Frères in the mid-to-late twentieth century. In its most recognizable form, it was notably paired with the original Zenith El Primero. Forstner has created its own version of this classic design, with a "universal" (straight end piece) fit such that it can fit a variety of different watches. Forstner's version of the Ladder bracelet recreates the look of the vintage bracelet, but is updated for fit and convenience.
Construction and Finish
316L stainless steel, with fully brushed finish throughout.
Adjustment and Fit
Fits wrists ranging from approximately 5.5-8.5 inches (14-20cm) (minimum length of bracelet is just under 11cm and maximum length is 18cm). Links may be removed via single screw system and via the micro-adjustment in the clasp.
The Ladder Bracelet is offered in four widths--18mm, 19mm, 20mm, and 21mm. Each version tapers to the width of the end piece to 16mm at the clasp (for example, the 20mm version will taper from 20mm at the end piece to 16mm at the clasp).
Spring bars, screwdriver for size adjustment.