Rolex is not a watchmaker to launch a new complication every year, so when the Sky-Dweller debuted at Baselworld 2012, people took notice. This Rolex model contains the all-new caliber 9001, is chronometer certified, and has a 72-hour power reserve. The 42mm watch comes in white gold (Ref. 326939), yellow gold (Ref. 326938), and everose gold (Ref. 326935). The first two styles have Oyster-style bracelets, while the everose comes with a crocodile strap. The attribute that sets the Sky-Dweller apart from all previous Rolex models is its inclusion of both an annual calendar and dual timezones. Wearers only have to adjust the date once every four years, to account for leap day. The month is indicated by a series of windows, one next to each of the twelve numerals. Each hour numeral corresponds to a month, and the window of the current month is colored to distinguish it from the rest. The date window is in its usual place at the third hour. The most immediately noticeable feature of the dial is the 24-hour wheel displaying the reference time (time in the wearer’s home timezone), positioned a little below the center of the dial. A red marker indicates the hour as the numbers rotate around the wheel. To offer easy adjustment of so many different aspects of time, Rolex developed “Ring Command,” a four-position setting in the bezel. By turning the bezel counterclockwise, the wearer selects the date, the month, or the time, and then sets it by turning the crown. Take a look at the three variations of the Sky-Dweller below.
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