Rolex Sky-Dweller FeaturesBack to Articles
As the Rolex Sky-Dweller reaches its 10 year anniversary, having been originally released in 2012 we decided to look at some of its many features. For many Rolex fans this will not be new news however there are many people out there that will not know about these. Whilst the fluted bezel that the Sky-Dweller boasts is a thing of beauty, many people do not realise that this is actually used by the wearer set the watch. This is done by the position of the bezel and depending where this is will depend on what the wearer can set, with the use of the crown – the month, date, reference time or the local time.
The Sky-Dweller has a GMT feature, allowing the wearer to keep track of two time zones. One with the usual 12 hour dial and the handsome 24 hours ring command in the centre of the dial.
The Sky-Dweller has an annual calendar feature, around the outside of the dial, whist this does not recognize leap years, it manages to change independently, correct for the coming month. Because of this the calendar only needs to be manually adjusted once a year at the end of February. The calendar is read using the Cyclops covered date wheel on the 3 hour marker whilst the date is shown with a colour being displayed in a small marker above the hour markers with each hour marker corresponding to a month eg January being 1 O’clock, February 2 O’clock etc.