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Rolex - Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller

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Conceived by Rolex as the world traveller’s watch, the Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller is available for the first time in a combination of 904L steel and 18ct gold, yellow or white.

  

Protected by 11 patents, the Sky-Dweller offers a dual time zone, with local time read via centre hands and a reference time display in a 24-hour format read via a rotating off-centre disc on the dial, as well as an annual calendar that requires only one date adjustment a year, when the month changes from February to March, with a month indication displayed by means of 12 apertures around the circumference of the dial.


To set its functions quickly and easily, the Sky-Dweller is also equipped with the patented rotatable Ring Command bezel which can be rotated to any one of three positions to select the function to be set: date, local time or reference time. Selected functions can then be adjusted using the winding crown.

On the yellow Rolesor version of the Sky-Dweller, the bezel, the winding crown as well as the centre bracelet links are made of 18ct yellow gold, while the middle case and the outer links of the bracelet are in 904L steel.


On the white Rolesor version, the bezel is made of 18ct white gold, while the crown, middle case and bracelet are in 904L steel.


The Sky-Dweller’s Oyster case, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres / 330 feet, has a diameter of 42 mm and features a fluted case back hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement.

The dials now feature rectangular index hour markers and longer hands, as well as a Chromalight display with long-lasting luminescence, which enhances legibility.


The Sky-Dweller is equipped with the Calibre 9001, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Protected by seven patents, it is one of the most complex calibres ever developed by the brand.

Beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour, the oscillator has a blue Parachrom hairspring manufactured by Rolex in an exclusive alloy insensitive to magnetic fields and more resistant to temperature variations and shocks.

Calibre 9001 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor and offers a power reserve of approximately 72 hours. A selector wheel on the outside edge of the movement ensures the interaction of the movement and the bezel of the watch to set the functions.



Like all Rolex watches, the Sky-Dweller is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification applied to the fully assembled watch. The precision of a Rolex Superlative Chronometer after casing is of the order of −2/+2 seconds per day.

The white Rolesor version (ref. 72220) of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller has a price of Euro 13,500 while for the yellow Rolesor version (ref. 72223) the price goes up to Euro 15,900. rolex.com


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