ROLEX Sky Dweller
As one of the most complicated watches in the whole of the Rolex range, the Sky-dweller is most definitely a special timepiece. This stunningly complex watch is powered by the calibre 9001 movement, a movement manufactured in its entirety by Rolex. All functions, including the annual calendar, are controlled by a single crown and the iconic fluted bezel, that is synonymous with the brand. Released in 2012 with only 3 model variations, the Sky-dweller has barely changed in its style, but the range has evolved to include 24 variations. The Sky-dweller is available with a range of metals, dial colours and bracelet combinations but the 42mm case size remains consistent.
The Rolex Sky-Dweller is still most recent addition to the Rolex family , despite its release date being back in 2012. Since 2012, the instantly recognisable dial has had very few changes, aside from colour and numeral options the Sky Dweller dial has stayed true to its original design.
It was big news when Rolex launched the three watch range at Basel world in 2012, the Sky Dweller was originally released with a 42mm case size in 18ct yellow gold with oyster bracelet (model 326938), all 18ct white gold version with oyster bracelet (326939) and an Everose version on a brown leather strap (326135)
In the years that have followed, Rolex have introduced some fairly subtle additions to the range with leather strap versions in the 18ct yellow and white gold models and an Everose oyster bracelet coming 2 years after its initial release. In 2017 Bi Colour models 326933 and 326934 were added to the Sky-Dweller collection, bringing the entry price down somewhat. Most recently the collection has seen the introduction of jubilee bracelet variations and an 18ct yellow gold piece with an oysterflex bracelet.
All Sky-Dweller models have a 72 hour power reserve and are powered by the calibre 9001, a movement made in its entirety by Rolex.
The Sky-Dweller is fitted with the recognisable fluted bezel, however , unlike on the Datejust and Day-Date models, the bezel is functional as well as adding a striking finish to the time piece. The bezel is connected to the calibre 9001 movement, which means that the date and both times can be selected by the position of the bezel and controlled by one crown. The fluted bezel on all models, regardless of case and bracelet material is 18ct gold.
The Rolex Sky Dweller showcases its annual calendar as well as its GMT function. The annual calendar automatically registers a 30 or 31 day month and sets itself accordingly and therefore will only need to be adjusted once a year at the end of February. The month is shown by a red marker sitting above the corresponding number to the month of the year, January would be shown by the marker being above 1, February above 2 and so on .
Despite being one of the brands most complicated watches , the Sky-Dweller remains sleek and classic in its style. Designed for the frequent traveller with a desire for the very finest of accessories.