Since it was launched in 2012, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller has become a new classic. This year at Baselworld, the manufacture unveiled three new versions of the model, and we’re giving you an exclusive close up look at those new creations.
When Rolex debuted the Sky-Dweller, they revealed that the creation of this innovative model had prompted the registration of some 14 new patents. That should come as no surprise for those who’ve had their hands on this watch. Designed for world travelers, the Sky-Dweller combines a dual time zone display with an annual calendar that automatically displays the correct date throughout the year (it only needs one adjustment, on March 1). Functions are set via the Ring Command bezel, by turning it to the corresponding position to adjust the local time, the reference time or the date, and then using the winding crown to perform the settings.
The new Sky-Dweller models debuted at Baselworld 2014 feature new materials for the 42mm Oyster case, as well as new dials and combinations of bracelets or leather straps. There is an 18K yellow gold version, a white gold version and an Everose gold version.
This 18K Everose gold version features a sunray-finished dial with 18K pink gold Roman numeral appliques and hands. The dial features hours, minutes and seconds, as well as an off-centre 24-hour display disc for the second time zone, the date at 3 o’clock with Cyclops lens, month display via 12 apertures around the dial, and stop-seconds.
It is completed by an 18K Everose Oyster bracelet with three-piece solid links and folding Oysterclasp. Reference 326935 – 72415.
This 18K yellow gold version features a silver sunray-finish dial with 18K yellow gold Roman numeral appliques and hands. It is completed by a brown Mississippiensis alligator leather strap with folding Oysterclasp in 18K yellow gold. Reference 326138.
This 18K white gold version features a black satin-finish dial with 18K white gold Arabic numeral appliques and hands. It is completed by a black Mississippiensis alligator leather strap with folding Oysterclasp in 18K white gold. Reference 326139.
Photo credit: Haute Time.