Compared to other Rolex collections, the Sky-Dweller is a relatively new addition to the family, first presented in 2012. Developed with global travellers in mind, the dual time zone function allows the simultaneous tracking of time in two different time zones. The Sky-Dweller always featured the Saros annual calendar display that can differentiate between 30 and 31-day months. The Sky-Dweller collection continues to impress aesthetically, with new additions in several case materials and dials – black, mint green and a blue-green – and a slightly updated movement.
The most complex model in Rolex’s catalogue, the Sky-Dweller gets an updated movement in 2023. Equipped with calibre 9002 (a development of calibre 9001 that has powered Sky-Dwellers since its introduction), the new calibre has the Chronergy escapement and a new oscillating weight with an optimised ball bearing. It has a power reserve of approximately 72 hours. It uses the brand’s patented blue Parachrom hairspring, and Paraflex shock absorbers, with all the movement’s features at work to provide greater accuracy and resistance to shocks and magnetic fields. Another technical feature characteristic of all the Sky-Dwellers is the Ring Command system, which connects the rotating bezel, winding crown and movement to select and set the watch’s functions in a safe and user-friendly manner.
The new white Rolesor Sky-Dweller with mint green dial comes on a five-link Oystersteel bracelet; the Everose and blue-green has a gold Oyster bracelet with three-piece solid links, and the white gold/black dial features an Oysterflex strap, made from elastomer.
The Sky-Dweller has become one of Rolex’s most sought-after models, favoured by travellers and watch enthusiasts. Its combination of innovative features and classic Oyster-inspired design has made it an attractive and essential part of Rolex’s offer, with various options and prices. The new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller editions start at CHF 15,100 for the Oystersteel variant, with Everose gold “upon request”. For more information, please visit www.rolex.com.