Rolex Sky Dweller Watches
Rolex debuted the Sky-Dweller watch at Baselworld in 2012 featuring an all new caliber 9001 movement that is chronometer-certified. At the heart of the Sky-Dweller watch automatic movement lies a revolutionary planetary mechanism inspired by the cyclical alignment of Sun, Earth and Moon. The Greek term Saros has been used since antiquity to designate an astronomical cycle of alignment patterns between the Sun, the Earth and the Moon which governs the recurrence of eclipses. This phenomenon inspired the design of the Sky-Dweller watches annual calendar mechanism. The 42 mm case can feature either yellow gold, white gold or rose gold. The attribute that sets the Sky Dweller watch apart from all previous Rolex watch models is its inclusion of both an annual calendar and dual timezones on the dial of the watch, allowing for the date to be adjusted only once every four year in order to account for leap years. The month is indicated on the dial of the watch by a series of windows located just above the Arabic Numeral Hour Markers with each number corresponding to a month on the Sky Dweller watch from Rolex, while the date window of the watch is located at the 3 o'clock hour marker of the watch which is a standard feature in most Rolex watches. One of the more noticeable features found on the Sky Dweller watch is the 24 hour display wheel positioned just below the center of the dial and showcasing the home time zone of the person wearing the watch. A red marker is used to indicate the hour as the numbers rotate around the wheel of the watch. The original design of the dual time zone display and the discreet annual calendar windows on the dial of the Sky-Dweller watch creates an exclusive aesthetic identity, singling it out as a global traveler's watch. The Cyclops lens of the Sky Dweller watch magnifies the date for easy reading while the current month is displayed in one of the 12 discreet apertures around the circumference of the dial. The innovative fluted Ring Command bezel of the Rolex Sky Dweller watch completes the interface allowing the global traveler to easily select each function he needs to set. A fixed inverted red triangle on the dial of the watch points to the chosen reference time allowing this 24-hour display to distinguish daytime hours clearly from night-time hours in the other time zone. To offer easy adjustment of so many different aspects of time, Rolex developed a brand new concept known as “Ring Command,” a four-position setting in the bezel. By turning the bezel counterclockwise, the watch is able select the date, the month, or the time, and then set it by turning the crown of the Sky Dweller Watch. The Sky Dweller watch is designed with automatic movement with fluted bezel cast in 18K Yellow gold, 18K white gold, or 18K rose gold. The Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller watch is designed to provides the information global travelers need in keeping track of time at a glance.