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Rolex’s Most Complicated Watch

Rolex’s Most Complicated Watch


Rolex will always be a leader of innovation. From creating a watch in 1960 that braved the depths of the ocean, and surviving the immense pressure of the Mariana Trench to partaking in a crucial role to assist Corporal Clive Nutting escape a Nazi Prison camp. Every Rolex model since 1905 has impressed the public. In 2012, weeks before one of the most massive watch trade shows in the world, Rolex had registered a new model name.

In 2012, the Rolex Sky-Dweller was released.

rose gold rolex skydweller

Hailed, as the most complicated Rolex in history, the Rolex Sky-Dweller was unveiled. While not as boisterous as the President’s model, this watch still turns eyes. This Rolex 326135 with chocolate dial has a dual time zone complication, annual calendar, and it sets by a combination of the fluted bezel and crown. Coined, Ring Command, the bezel is really the star of the show. A few simple turns of the bezel allow for individual control of all functions of the watch. The fluted bezel is not only a Rolex aesthetic mark but it is now a functionality. Bezel, lug, case and bracelet depending on model all shine brilliantly when reflected against light.

A complex mechanical system christened 9001 movement controls all of the sequenced events on the Rolex Sky-Dweller. Incredible engineering, designed and implemented completely in house by Rolex. Seven patents protect the 9001 movement. The movement may sound daunting with its high level of security, but the Rolex Sky-Dweller is sublime in its simplicity of use. Along with the complication being effortless to set, the time zones are elementary to read. This is a fantastic watch for a world traveler or an influent business executive working from destination to destination. Pairing with the complication, the annual calendar on the watch correlates with the box above the numerals. For example, on the rose gold Sky-Dweller the fudge colored box above the eight will change to a white colored box to correspond with the month. While the annual calendar is not a new concept, it has been remastered with two extra gear ratios and four more gear wheels to allow for smooth transition and simple retuning. Which will make it a new concept under the Rolex family.rose gold rolex skydweller

The Rolex Sky-Dweller has an intimidating name to match its powerful presence on the wrist with a 42mm by 14.1mm case. People will see you wearing this watch. It is not for a subtle gentleman as all models have an alluring, reflective bezel. The Rolex Sky-Dweller 326135 can be worn as a sports or dress watch, but most models are better suited for a more formal occasion such as the Rolex Sky-Dweller 326938. The other model we have available, the white gold Sky-Dweller, is another strong balance of sports and dress as the white gold to the untrained eye can come off as silver when in movement to an airport gate. The Rolex Sky-Dweller provide a more youthful appearance without gaudy complications especially if the buyer chooses an alligator strap over the traditional oyster bracelet. The oyster bracelet can be a factor as the watch with its large case size already carries quite a bit of weight. The Rolex Sky-Dweller is a popular staple amongst younger watch collectors and high-level athletes if you wish to match outfits with Lebron James or Conor Mcgregor.

The Rolex Sky-Dweller is bold and brash in all the right ways. As all Rolex timepieces, the wristwatch was produced by hand to the utmost standards.  The chocolate dial on the Rolex 326135(my personal favorite of the three models we have) flows seamlessly along with the date change. Whether flying to Montreal for a meeting or you are traveling cross-country in Europe, the Rolex Sky-Dweller allows you to keep an eye on the time for home base while providing a poised, audacious appearance. It is not every day that Rolex creates an entirely new model. A worthwhile piece for a collector or everyday wear. The Rolex-Sky Dweller is made to impress aesthetically and mechanically.

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