Baselworld 2014: 3 New Rolex Sky-Dwellers (Updated with Live Image)


Rolex Sky-Dweller in Everose GoldThe WatchTime team finally visited Rolex today at Baselworld 2014, and among the new Rolex watches we saw were three new versions of the Rolex Sky-Dweller, the innovative annual calendar watch first introduced at Baselworld 2012.

The new references of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller include a model in 18k yellow gold with a brown alligator strap, another in 18k white gold with a black alligator leather strap, and another with a case made of Rolex’s proprietary Everose gold with a matching Everose gold bracelet.

The Sky-Dweller’s monobloc Oyster case is 42 mm in diameter and water-resistant to 100 meters; the gold blocks for each case are cast in Rolex’s own foundry. The fluted caseback is screwed down with a special tool exclusive to Rolex watchmakers. The screw-down crown is fitted with Rolex’s patented Twinlock water-resistance system, and the clasp on the gold bracelet features Rolex’s patented Easylink extension system, through which the wearer can increase the bracelet’s length by almost 5 mm. (The new Sky-Dweller watches with leather straps both have Rolex Oysterclasps, in gold matching that of the respective cases.

The Rolex Sky-Dweller contains the automatic Caliber 9001, which includes a dual time zone display and a clever annual calendar mechanism developed by Rolex, which uses both the crown and a rotating “ring command bezel” to set the watch’s various functions (for details on how the Sky-Dweller’s mechanism works, click here). The movement is a COSC-certified chronometer and includes an oscillator equipped with Rolex’s patented blue Parachrom hairspring, which aids in protection against magnetic fields and temperature variations.

Prices for the new Rolex Sky-Dweller watches will be $38,150 for the yellow-gold model on a strap, $39,550 for the white gold watch on a strap, and $48,850 for the Everose gold version with bracelet.

Rolex Sky-Dweller in Everose Gold
Rolex Sky-Dweller in Everose Gold (Ref. 326935-72415)
Rolex Sky-Dweller in White Gold
Rolex Sky-Dweller in White Gold (Ref. 326139)
4 Responses to “Baselworld 2014: 3 New Rolex Sky-Dwellers (Updated with Live Image)”

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  1. Tom A.

    An attractive, unique model. About time they offer it in stainless steel!

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    • what are you talking about ??? rolex sky dweller is only available in precious metals (yellow gold,white gold, platinum and Everose Gold)
      no where in the article does it say anything about a stainless steel model

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  2. John Carey

    I’ve liked the Sky-Dweller since it’s introduction. The unique way the day of the week is indicated is something I don’t remember Rolex doing before. The 24-hr indicator and the Roman numerals seal the deal for me. I just wish I could afford to make the deal.

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    • John Carey

      I’m sorry I meant the way they indicate the month of the year is unique and something I don’t remember Rolex doing before. That secretary I’ve got is definitely on her way out! Mom, you’re walking a thin line.

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