The Rolex Sky-Dweller Shines With Its Debut

Rolex has done it again. The Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller watch unleashes with a revolutionary design that will please global travelers with its dual time zone capability and its ease of use.

As part of its Oyster Collection, Rolex has designed the Sky-Dweller with perfection in mind. It reeks of sophistication and new technology that will have watch lovers drooling. The new 9001 caliber created and produced by Rolex, makes itself known with the officially certified Swiss chronometer. The 9001 has a total of 380 components and is a completely new self-winding mechanical movement. In fact, Rolex filed four new patents for this original beauty of a timepiece.


The Sky-Dweller comes in three gorgeous colors of white gold, yellow gold or Everose gold. The local time zone is read by the traditional means of the center hour, minute and seconds hands. If traveling, the watch owner’s reference or home time can be read by a rotating disc located in the middle of the dial. There is a fixed inverted red triangle located under the local 12 o’clock position that points to the chosen reference time. It is a 24-hour display which shows even numbers two through twenty-four, with markers in between, to help the wearer differentiate daytime from nighttime. This is extremely helpful in determining the appropriate time to make that call back home.

This technological masterpiece also comes with a reference to the month and day. The day is displayed at the local three o’clock position with a magnification bubble to enlarge its size. The months are displayed by apertures placed above the local time zone numbers with January starting at the 1 o’clock position and then commencing to the right around the dial. The current month shows a contrasting color within the aperture.


The technology behind the annual calendar system, called Saros, a Greek term to designate an astronomical cycle of alignment patterns between the Sun, the Earth and the Moon, is genius. The gears and wheels represent these three planetary bodies and are made to handle the irregular occurrence of 30- and 31-day months. Two gear ratios and four gear wheels were added to the Sky-Dweller for this purpose.

Rolex made sure the ease of use was indeed kept simple. The Sky-Dweller has a Ring Command bezel that operates the three functions which are of course, the date, local time or reference time. Just a turn of the bezel selects the function which can be adjusted in the appropriate direction using the winding crown.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller is a complete work of art. The expertise, design, craftsmanship and quality that went into this timepiece is a master performance. You can be sure this watch will stand the test of time and provide the owner with the elegance and prestige that is the reputation of a Rolex.

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