A Rolex triumph of technical finesse, brilliant design and convenience
The Oyster Perpetual Sky Dweller is a masterpiece protected by 14 patents and is also closely related to the history of Rolex. Being the youngest of the Rolex family and a highly innovative model, the prominent Sky Dweller was a real surprise when it was launched in 2012. Eventually the watch has turned out to be one the most innovative and impressive Rolex models ever. Its special highlight: Its complex functions are astonishingly easy to use. The fluted Ring-Command-bezel indicates the current date, local time or reference time, depending on the position and the anticlockwise rotation. Rolex’s own calibre 9001 does a fantastic job with its power reserve of 72 hours (e.g. reference 326939). A special spiral made of a niobium-zirconium alloy is able to cope with temperature changes and convulsions ten times more effective than a regular model. Naturally, the Sky Dweller includes the scratchproof sapphire glass, the fluted casing bottom, the folding clasp and the Cyclops lens in the 3-hour position.
It's distinctive feature: The red-white triangle
The actual uniqueness of the chronograph can be referred to the simultaneous display of two time zones without an additional hand. The first time zone can be read on the polished and eccentrical turnable 24-hour disk which has become to an identifying feature of a Sky Dweller. A red-white triangle distinctively highlights this function. The second time zone is indicated with the regular hands on the traditional clockface. If the watch is set on local time, the second time zone is not affected. In this context the watch does not have to be stopped which means that its accuracy remains unaffected. The date change is linked to the local time, and the integrated Saros- annual calendar with 12 discreet apertures indicates the current month in a contrasting colour. As well as the Rolex Day-Date the Sky Dweller is exclusively made of precious metal: Yellow-white or everose-gold in 18 carat (e.g. reference 326135). In contrast to the Submariner or GMT-Master II the two models are truly not a “bargain buy”. But who could blame this?
You desire a real Rolex Sky Dweller
Unfortunately there exist plenty of replicas of this luxury watch which is not only something severe for the buyer. HORANDO knows exactly how to identify a Rolex fake, for instance the magnifying glass of an unreal Rolex Submariner can only reach a factor of 1.5 instead of 2.5 or the minute hand of a Rolex Yachtmaster does not possess the mandatory shape. Also the serial- and reference number have to be shiny and finely engraved, counterfeiters rarely put efforts in this. And this is of course a good thing as we can quickly identify fakes. Our strong advice: You should only purchase your watch online in trustworthy shops with specialized expertise.