New exclusive dials combined with new combinations of braceletsBASELWORLD 2014: Three new versions of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller
Rolex is presenting three new versions of the Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller, its most recent and most innovative model boasting 14 patents, which was launched in 2012.
The new versions in 18 ct yellow, white and Everose gold in a 42 mm case expand the existing collection by introducing new exclusive dials combined with new combinations of bracelets and leather straps.
Mastering time and space
A classic watch for world travellers, the Sky-Dweller is a compelling timepiece of revolutionary design that blends to perfection iconic aesthetics, technological sophistication and ease of use. This model with a strong Rolex identity combines a dual time zone display, as intuitive to read as it is simple to use, with a particularly reliable and innovative annual calendar that automatically displays the correct date throughout the year – needing only one adjustment on 1 March. Function setting is straightforward and carried out via the fluted 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 Oyster Case
The Sky-Dweller’s 42 mm Oyster case, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet), is a paragon of robustness, proportion and elegance. The characteristically shaped middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18 ct yellow, white or Everose gold, cast by Rolex in its own foundry. The fluted case back is hermetically screwed down with a special tool exclusive to Rolex watchmakers. The winding crown, fitted with the patented Twinlock double waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case. The crystal, with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date, is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimal protection for the Sky-Dweller’s high-precision movement.
The Sky-Dweller is equipped with calibre 9001, a self-winding mechanical movement with a dual time zone display and annual calendar entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 9001 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. Its design and quality manufacture ensure peerless precision and reliability. The oscillator, the true heart of the watch, has a blue Parachrom hairspring patented and manufactured by Rolex in an exclusive alloy of niobium and zirconium.
Insensitive to magnetic fields, the Parachrom hairspring offers great stability when exposed to temperature variations and remains up to 10 times more precise in case of shocks than a traditional hairspring.
Leather straps or Oyster bracelet
The new versions of the Sky-Dweller in 18 ct yellow or white gold are paired respectively with brown or black alligator leather straps and with an 18 ct yellow or white gold Oysterclasp. The 18 ct Everose gold version is fitted on an 18 ct Everose gold solid link Oyster bracelet with an Oysterclasp. The Oyster bracelet also features the ingenious Rolex-patented Easylink rapid extension system that allows the wearer to easily increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm, for additional comfort in any circumstance.