The Sky-Dweller collection launched in 2012 is the most recent all-new release from Rolex. And its also one of the most complicated watches ever to appear in their catalog, the level of complexity is comparable to that of the Yacht-Master. Many people are not as familiar with the young knock off Sky-Dweller as they are with the historic Rolex watch collections such as the Submariner and Daytona. If you want to learn more about the history of Sky-Dweller, please read on.
Beginning – Sky-Dweller 2012
Most of Rolex’s watch collections come from the mid-20th century. Thus, it is not often that Rolex introduces entirely new collection. So, how shocking it is that Rolex is launching the Sky-Dweller at Basel 2012. Moreover, it was the first watch with a truly practical complication, an innovative annual calendar and a dual timezones. The best Sky-Dweller replica watches are definitely not a sport watch, they look somewhat like a variation of the Datejust or Day-Date, but with a larger size. In addition, these knock off Sky-Dweller watches are available only in three gold alloys.
- Replica Rolex Sky-Dweller 326939 white gold, silver dial, white gold Oyster bracelet.
- Replica Rolex Sky-Dweller 326938 yellow gold, champagne dial, yellow gold Oyster bracelet.
- Replica Rolex Sky-Dweller 326935 Everose gold, chocolate dial, brown leather strap.
These three luxury replica watches did not change their reference numbers, but feature different materials and colours without technical changes. This year, the main purpose of Rolex was to add options to this collection.
- Replica Rolex Sky-Dweller 326939 white gold, black dial, black alligator leather strap.
- Replica Rolex Sky-Dweller 326938 yellow gold, silver dial, brown alligator strap.
- Replica Rolex Sky-Dweller 326935 Everose gold, pink gold dial, Everose gold Oyster bracelet.
Before 2017, the expensive Sky-Dweller was only available in precious metals like Everose gold, white gold and yellow gold. At Baselworld 2017, however, Rolex introduced two new versions, featuring combinations of gold and stainless steel, giving them a cheaper price. What fans have been waiting for has finally happened. The major change to these two Sky-Dweller “Rolesor ” watches is the design of the dial. This time, it wasn’t just the addition of a new dial color. Of course, I must admit that the starburst blue dial is the most beautiful dial I’ve seen within the collection.
Gone are the radial Arabic or Roman hour markers, replaced with elongated applied batons, filled with blue Chromalight. This change makes the dial even cleaner. The second change in the dial is the second time zone disc is now colour matched to the dial rather than contrasting. This change makes the dial more harmonious. The thied change is longer hands. This change is always a welcome improvement to legibility and aesthetic balance. So these changes add a significantly more standard and conservative option to the Rolex Sky-Dweller collection. Further, these differences will allow buyer to distinguish at a glance, say, an all-white-gold model from a two-tone steel and white gold model.
Today – Sky-Dweller 2020
The changes this year are also surprising. For 2020, Rolex has upgraded the yellow gold and Everose gold Sky-Dweller models. The dial, case, and movement remain the same, the only thing that has changed is the bracelet. Both 18k gold watches come with an Oysterflex bracelet. Moreover, this is the first time that the Sky-Dweller
collection has been paired with this innovative and highly functional bracelet. At the same time, Rolex did not discontinue 18k gold watches with Oyster bracelets. That said, both yellow gold and Everose gold watches are now available with both a rubber strap and a metal bracelet option.
- Replica Rolex Sky-Dweller 326238 yellow gold, black or white or champagne dial, Oysterflex bracelet.
- Replica Rolex Sky-Dweller 326235 Everose gold, grey or chocolate or white dial, Oysterflex bracelet.
What Hasn’t Changed?
Since its birth, Sky-Dweller has only just reached adulthood at the age of 18. However, other than the materials used to make it, the color of the dial, the style of the dial, and the bracelet, no other details have changed. Let’s continue to explore the things that Sky-Dweller has been holding on to.
The Caliber 9001 designed exclusively for Sky-Dweller is an automatic 40-jewel movement. This movement is one of the Rolex’s most complex movements, but it is quite easy to use once you understand how to access each of the functions within. Like other Rolex movements, this complicated movement is also COSC certified. And like many of the newer Rolex movements, the Cal. 9001 includes a Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring, high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, a 72-hour power reserve.
Sitting below 12 o’clock on the Sky-Dweller‘s dial is a small red arrow. And an off-centered rotating disc at 6 o’clock which sits a 24-hour scale. The arrow points towards the 24-hour ring, then can indicates your reference time.
The Sky-Dweller is the first and only collection in the Rolex brand to have an annual calendar. And the way the calendar is displayed is so simple, it’s completely unexpected, but quite interesting. A year has twelve months and a watch dial usually has twelve hours, what a coincidence. The Rolex Sky-Dweller watch simply and discreetly adds twelve apertures around the dial to indicate the current month. The annual calendar may not be as prestigious as a perpetual calendar, but it’s already a very practical complication. What’s more, the annual calendar will need only one adjustment per year because it will automatically corrects for months with 30 or 31 days.
Every Rolex Sky-Dweller replica watch has a dazzling fluted bezel that looks the same as the fluted bezel on the Datejust, but the two fluted bezels are different. The fluted bezel on the Sky-Dweller is rotatable and very clever. This bezel is one of the most important designs in Sky-Dweller watches and is called the “Ring Command Bezel”. The fluted bezel can be rotated into any of three positions to set the date, local time or second time zone. In fact, this is a fairly complicated mechanism with 60 parts, with the heart being two cams that engage the respetive mechanisms for setting.
The case size of the knock off Rolex Sky-Dweller watches also remains the same, at 42mm. The Sky-Dweller is not a sports watch, so Rolex will not increase its case size. At the same time, the case size will not become smaller, which will affect the layout and function of the dial.
As you can see from the Sky-Dweller’s history, the Sky-Dweller is changing from a dress watch to a luxury watch with a sporty feel. However, these high quality Rolex replica watches have always been somewhere between sporty and elegant. Many persons consider the Rolex Sky-Dweller to be the ultimate travel watch. The clever Sky-Dweller is the perfect choice for any adventure seeker.