When Rolex introduced the Sky-Dweller at Baselworld 2012, it was not indeed something that everyone expected. However, the watch emerged to be the most novel and a highly complicated Rolex watch in years. The Rolex Sky-Dweller may resemble the current Rolex Datejust model. But it is a unique watch. Although the watch features an elegant and simple design, Rolex Sky-Dweller is indeed more technologically complicated than many mechanical watches.
Like many other Rolex models, the Sky-Dweller is also one of the most desirable watches among the Rolex aficionados or collectors. However, if you are planning to ‘sell Rolex’ or sell your Rolex Sky-Dweller, make sure that you choose any trustworthy Rolex watch buyers in London to make the process smooth and straightforward.
While there are many things to tell about the watch, here’s a brief review about the most complex Rolex watch ever made – the Rolex Sky-Dweller.
➡ The Concept
Rolex devised the Sky-Dweller model, especially for travellers and also, people in the business. Although the watch is virtually simple in appearance, it can display a second time-zone as well as the day and month. In simple words, the Rolex Sky-Dweller has been designed to adapt to every situation and can be worn with casual attire and also, a suit.
Rolex didn’t make the Sky-Dweller, especially for pilots but more significantly, for individuals who frequently travel, either for their pleasure or job. The Rolex Sky-Dweller is indeed a complicated timepiece. However, every function is present for a good reason, in fact, entirely for a practical reason that makes it useful on a regular basis.
Overall, the Rolex Sky-Dweller is indeed a technologically advanced watch, but it looks pretty simple and classic.
Let’s divide the display of the Rolex Sky-Dweller into three areas:
- Local-time – It is the most common area that displays the real-time of the place where the user is, by the hour-hand, minute-hand and second-hand on the central axis.
- Home-time – This area shows the reference time or a second time-zone typically with the help of a 24-hour bezel and a GMT hand.
- Calendar mechanism – The third area features a complex annual calendar, manifested practically and conveniently.
Rolex fitted a sub-dial in the Sky-Dweller that consists of a red triangle underneath the logo of Rolex that points to the time of a second time-zone. It is displayed by a 24-hour scale on a rotating disc. However, the Sky-Dweller features a complicated calendar mechanism, known as ‘Saros’. It is named after the Greek term that refers to the cycle between the earth, moon and sun.
The annual calendar comprises of a date window at 3 o’clock position and twelve small apertures surrounding the dial to show the month. The calendar complication adjusts automatically for different months, and it requires only once every year to be set, that is, at the end of February. While the date is manifested at the 3 o’clock position, the separate twelve indices situated on the outer most rim of the dial indicate the month.
The Rolex Sky-Dweller is powered by the proprietary Calibre 9001 movement. It includes 40 jewels and offers a power-reserve of 28,800bph. The interesting fact is that Calibre 9001 is the most complicated movement Rolex has ever produced.
Virtually like the Rolex Yacht-Master II, the Sky-Dweller’s Ring Command bezel is linked to the movement. This enables the users to adjust the time of two different zones and also, the annual calendar. However, the brand does not currently produce the stainless steel version of the Sky-Dweller.
There are indeed many different versions of Sky-Dweller out there in the market. But, the fact is that each 42mm watch case is made up of 18ct gold. Overall, Rolex designed the Sky-Dweller to be the ultimate luxury watch for travellers. In fact, the Rolex Sky-Dweller can be considered as a high-end tool watch for contemporary workingman.
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