When it comes to Rolex watches simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. The simpler a watch looks and functions the more exquisite it is. The Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller is one of the timepieces that fit this description perfectly. With its 14 patents, innovative annual calendar with a date and month display, a 24 hours and a second time zone display, this distinctive technological masterpiece is a stunning timepiece with revolutionary aesthetics and a splendid mix of mechanical sophistication and ease of use.
The watch was launched in 2012 and its debut represented a true sensation in the watch world. The thing that intrigues about the Sky-Dweller is that it offers at a glance everything a traveller needs to keep track of time. It is one of the most intuitive, elegant and fun to use travelling watches. Its functional attributes were the main things that boosted the model among Rolex’s best-selling lines.
A perfect example of efficiency and reliability, the Rolex Sky-Dweller features a fluted bezel that is called “Ring Command” bezel. This part of the watch enables the wearer to control the 24 hours disc that displays the local time zone. Be bezel has an amazing multi-functionality. Whether you rotate it counterclockwise by one, two or three positions you select a different function: date, local or reference time. The selected function can be set immediately by using the crown which comes with just one setting position regardless of the direction in which you turn it.
The special layout of the dial with the main hour markers and hands doubled by the central disc enhances simplicity and intuitive time reading. The fascinating thing is that the Roman numerals feature small rectangular markers that indicate 12 months. How is this possible? By using two over lapsed discs the lower one rotates and for instance when the current month is May the rectangular marker at 5 o’clock is colored in black or red depending on the color version of watch. Also, at 3 o’clock there is the iconic Rolex date window magnified by a Cyclops lens.
To boost this magnificent functionality and offer extreme precision, the Rolex Sky-Dweller comes with a state of the art mechanical self-winding movement. The innovative Rolex in-house calibre has the reference number 9001 that has a COSC chronometer certificate. The 9001 Calibre is very reliable and durable as it is fitted with an escapement wheel of paramagnetic material and a blue Parachrom blue hairspring created by Rolex. The movement boosts a 72 hours power reserve.
The Rolex Sky-Dweller is manufactured with a 42 mm diameter case. The dial is available in black, rose gold, yellow gold, silver and brown color while the case is made from a solid block of 18 k white gold, 18 k yellow gold and 18k everose gold. This model isn’t produced with a stainless steel case. Also, the choice of materials for the bracelet is black crocodile leather, brown crocodile leather, white, yellow and rose gold.
The Sky-Dweller is a spectacular design, a luxurious GMT watch created for the sophisticated modern traveler. It is a stunning blend of style, functionality and impressive accuracy, a timepiece that steals the show in any crowd.