This model embodies the main traits of the Sky-Dweller collection, being an elegant invitation to take off, a watch for the modern nomads.
It differentiates itself from the other models of the collection through its silver sunray dial and the 18 k gold Roman numeral hour markers. It`s a rich watch, without being too crowded or emerging, the results of a detail orientated design team.
Being part of the Sky-Dweller collection makes this timepiece one of the most complicated Rolex watches with a movement that contains a GMT function and an annual calendar. The Sky-Dweller watches are obviously not the first GMT watches crafted by this Swiss brand, but it differentiates itself from the, let`s say, traditional GMT watches like the Explorer II or the GMT-Master II timepieces because it displays this function using an indicator disc and not a hand.
The disc is well integrated in the case and does not superpose or interferes with the traditional time keeper function. In addition, the skeletonized hands increase the visibility. So, this 9001 caliber watch has dual-time features displayed simultaneously: the reference time (this one is the time of your residence) that can be read on the center disc and the local time, displayed by the hours, minutes and seconds hands. This model differentiates itself from the other models of the collection through its silver sunray dial and the 18k gold Roman numeral hour markers. The annual calendar is represented by the date, displayed at 3 o`clock and covered with magnified lens. The twelve apertures around the circumference of the dial were created and disposed here for ingeniously showing the month. This is the famous Saros Annual Calendar, so called after a Greek term that named the 18 year cycle between the Earth sun and the moon that engage both lunar and solar eclipse.
The 18k solid gold compact case that contains the watch functions is covered in a scratch-resistant sapphire glass.
Outside the dial thrones the bi-directional Ring Command bezel and it is the only departure point for this watch adjustment settings. By rotating it correctly you can easily set-up this watch functions, just like in the case of the innovative regatta function of the Yacht-Master II watches.
This watch heart is a Parachrom oscillator hairspring invented and developed by the Swiss manufacture and this one alone offers this timepiece a nearly perfect precision in case of magnetic fields, temperature exposure variations and shocks. This essential characteristic of a high-end watch adds to the precision and reliability provided by the self-winding automatic chronometer movement.
The richness of the gold and silver colors from the dial and the bezel elegantly blend with the brown of the alligator pattern bracelet, making this particular watch a unique piece if we are referring to the color choices of the Swiss watches. It perfectly succeeds to enrich the tone map of Rolex`s timepieces.
The 18k solid gold case has a guaranteed waterproofness to 100 m doubled by a Twinlock system added to its winding crown that screws down. Its 42 mm case makes Sky-Dweller a large watch and the lungs empower its size.
Besides its complications, this watch gives you the right impression of a bulletproof timepiece, one that you can wear in various situations not only for the impeccable design but also for the reliable companionship that a Rolex watch always succeeds to provide to its fortunate owner.