A Steel Sky-Dweller… This is a watch large numbers of us were furtively expecting ( we did ) however we knew odds of really seeing it would be little. Indeed, it appears to be that fantasies can become reality, as here we are: for Baselworld 2017, Rolex presented its most complicated watch – and what unquestionably is a definitive traveller’s watch – in commoner clothing; which means a more easygoing look and more available costs. Here are the Rolex Sky-Dweller Steel ref. 326934 and Two-Tone ref. 326933, the two of which come with something other than a material evolution.
The Rolex Sky-Dweller Explained
What is the Rolex Sky-Dweller? Essentially, it is quite possibly the most functional watches you can think about, the ideal instrument for voyagers or occupied financial specialists piece. It is a complex watch, with numerous capacities, yet not only for amusement only. Undoubtedly, really pleasant and precisely fascinating, it has a somewhat emotional intrinsic reason. A yearly schedule in any case, which is a lot simpler to create and collect, just marginally less exact and significantly more available, offers genuine added esteem, compared to a typical schedule. This is one of the elements of the Sky-Dweller. Add to that an incredibly commonsense capacity for business voyagers: the double time display, permitting you to monitor home-time when voyaging or some other time-region when you’re working with partners in another city/country for instance. We as a whole love the magnificence of a coordinated never-ending schedule, anyway this combination yearly schedule/double time makes the Rolex Sky-Dweller perhaps the most levelheaded proposals on the market.
With such a portrayal, you may have imagined a very complex watch – which it is to be sure, being the most complex Rolex in the list – anyway this complexity isn’t pondered the dial. Rolex will be Rolex and intelligibility and usefulness are vital. For the Sky-Dweller, the “Crown” envisioned an incredibly basic and entirely clear showcase for the yearly schedule. How long in a year? 12. How long on a dial? 12. You get the thought. Close to every hour marker is a little rectangular window, which relates to one of the months of the year. The current month is featured in red while the wide range of various windows stay white. Basic, astute, neat. Connected to that is the everlasting date window at 3, situated under the no-less never-ending cyclops (a sign of all Rolex watches with date, even the Sea-Dweller now ).
The double time work made some discussion from the start, when the watch was presented, essentially on the grounds that it was strangely situated on the dial. As opposed to a 24-hour bezel (as on the GMT-Master II) or a double time window (like many competing brands), Rolex chose to furnish the Sky-Dweller with a pivoting 24-hour plate, with an unbalanced position (yet with a look and text styles that review the GMT-Master II). Notwithstanding, this showcase energizes the dial and gives the watch a somewhat special look. Additionally, decipherability is incredible – a triangle at 12, beneath the Rolex logo, focuses to the current hour on the circle. Nearby time is demonstrated traditionally by 3 hands (hours, minutes, seconds) on the focal axis.
Another a piece of the Rolex Sky-Dweller’s significance is covered up, anyway you’ll appreciate it as a wearer: the manner in which changes are made. Combining the twisting limit, in addition to the change of the date, the month, the nearby time-region and the reference time-region into a solitary crown ought to be too complicated in principle. Nonetheless, recessed pushers are not Rolex’s style (awful for water resistance). So, what Rolex did is make an approach to change every one of these settings through the bezel utilizing a framework that it calls “Ring Command Bezel”. Rather than pulling the crown in X positions or pressing little fastens, you essentially pivot the crown in one of the 3 positions and afterward the chose work (date, neighborhood time or reference time) can then be quickly changed in either bearing utilizing the winding crown. This protected “Ring Command Bezel” mechanism is composed of no under 60 components. Interestingly, nobody would figure that this exemplary Rolex fluted bezel is such a complication and that it really turns. It is astute, it makes adjustments easier and it improves reliability.
The Rolex Sky-Dweller is fueled by a particular development, created especially for this watch: the Caliber 9001. It is quite possibly the most complicated developments that Rolex has at any point created. It is obviously a Superlative Chronometer, it brags 72 hours power save, it highlights Paraflex safeguards, a large variable dormancy balance haggle blue Parachrom hairspring (antimagnetic). What’s more, even with the Ring Command Bezel and the SAROS (yearly schedule) system, it is worked to endure forever (and afterward some).
The 2017 Rolex Sky-Dweller Steel 326934 and Two-Tone 326933
The Rolex Sky-Dweller has consistently been accessible in various forms (12 models, with 3 distinct golds, on tie or arm band, with a wide range of dials – rose, champagne, silver, dark, earthy colored). However, up to this point, all of these models was made in valuable metals (white, yellow or pink/Everose gold) with costs beginning at EUR 34,850 (yellow gold on calfskin) and going up to EUR 44,700 (white gold on arm band). Unmistakably not what we would call a modest watch, which clarifies why, regardless of all its characteristic characteristics, it remains very uncommon in nature. Be that as it may, times are changing: the market isn’t in the best shape ever, pure is hot nowadays, the pattern may be more for lively stylish than for valuable gold lastly, Rolex has a more youthful CEO.
This is the reason for Baselworld 2017, the Rolex Sky-Dweller has gone through a critical redesign. Two new references are added to the assortment, and interestingly on this model treated steel has been utilized for the 42mm case. Alongside the Day-Date (and the Cellini assortment as well), the Sky-Dweller was the solitary Rolex model to be offered solely in valuable metals. Those days are finished. Two new references: the Ref. 326933, in Rolesor, which means a combination of steel and yellow gold, for the fluted bezel, the crown and center arm band joins – which implies that the cost goes down hugely at EUR 15,650. The subsequent reference added to the assortment is the much really fascinating Ref. 326934, which comes in full tempered steel (case, crown, whole arm band) except for the fluted bezel, which is made in white gold (conventional for Rolex) – and here, it implies that the section level cost for the Sky-Dweller goes down to EUR 13,150, very nearly 33% of the yellow gold/calfskin form. A significant fascinating deal!
The presentation of hardened steel isn’t the solitary development to note. Undoubtedly, following the new developments embraced on specific watches (Day-Date, Datejust), these new form of the “Sky” get an overhauled, modernized dial. Bid farewell to the good old Roman numerals or the omni present Arabic numerals . The 2017 Rolex Sky-Dweller Steel 326934 and Two-Tone 326933 element sportier and more contemporary rectangular lists, in accordance with the 2017 Steel Datejust for example. Combined with the virus look of steel and the utilization of metallic wristbands just, the 2017 Sky-Dweller becomes more easygoing than previously (glowing lists) and essentially more present day. Some will presumably contend that Rolex should stop with “maxi dials” (it’s genuine that the records are very fat) however the “Sky” actually profits by this upgrade. Another little detail concerns the hour and moment hands, which are presently marginally bigger (to complement the new files) and longer.
The 2017 Rolex Sky-Dweller Steel 326934 is accessible in three forms – white, blue and dark – and the Rolex Sky-Dweller Steel-and-Gold 326933 out of three forms too – white, champagne and dark. Not exclusively was the uplifting news about the significantly more available costs yet in addition the advancement of the dial of the Sky-Dweller gives a new, current look to a watch that was presumably not the most straightforward to sell already. You requested it, Rolex brought it to you. More subtleties on rolex.com .
Technical Specifications – Rolex Sky-Dweller Steel 326934 and Two-Tone 326933
- Case: 42mm distance across x 14.1mm thick – steel with white gold bezel/steel with yellow gold bezel, crown, focus arm band joins – sapphire precious stone on the front, steel caseback – 100m water resistant
- Movement: Rolex Caliber 9001, in-house, Superlative Chronometer confirmed – programmed – 4Hz recurrence – 72h force hold – hours, minutes, seconds, double time, yearly schedule – changes made by the crown with Ring Command Bezel
- Bracelet: steel or steel-and-gold Oyster arm band with Oysterclasp
- References: 326934/ 326933
- Price: EUR 13,150 for the 326934 (steel, white gold bezel) – EUR 15,650 for the 326933 (Rolesor yellow gold)
- Availability: September 2017