This little review comes with a delay compared to the other Rolex launches we made a few weeks ago, but it has not been forgotten and, therefore, we are here to replace that flaw.
Before talking about the “update” for this watch, let’s start by reminiscing about Sky-Dweller. In 2012 Rolex introduced this new model to the market, which intended to bring something above the GMT-Master as it already did with the Sea-Dweller as a more luxurious version of the Submariner, and thus the Sky-Dweller was born, a watch full of complications, if not the most complicated of the Rolex family. With a perpetual calendar and a second-time zone, using an extremely ingenious mechanism, but which is easily adjustable to the user. And how does it work? The fluted bezel allows alternating adjustment between the annual calendar, shown by a red indicator above the Arabic hour indexes that indicate the month, and the second time zone, through a central subdial marked 24 hours. The rest is adjustable by the crown, like setting the time and the day window at 3 o’clock position.
So, let’s now focus on what this release brings new, to start three new variants in 18k gold case, one in yellow gold with a bright black dial, two others in everose gold, one with a chocolate dial and one with a white dial. The second and the last improvement introduced are the oysterflex bracelet, it is a rubber “bracelet” with metal blades that keep the shape of a steel bracelet and that comes with a micro-adjustment buckle. This “bracelet” is not new in the Rolex watches, having already been used in other models of the brand such as the Daytona and the Yacht-Master. The Sky-Dweller is the only model that does not receive a new movement, since its movement is quite recent compared to all the others replaced, and has an impressive 72 hours of power reserve.
Final considerations, the oysterflex bracelet brings a more casual look to the watch adding more options for fans of the model, and if I had to choose one, I would probably choose the yellow gold variant with a black dial, because it is a classic combination. About the oysterflex bracelet, I must confess that I’m not a big fan, but life has taught us that tastes change and I won’t say no in the future.
Reference: 326235 (everose gold), 326238 (yellow gold)
Dial: Bright black, chocolate, white
Indexes: Applied markers
Case Material: 18k Yellow gold and everose gold
Case Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, second time zone, perpetual calendar
Power Reserve: 72 Hours
Frequency: 4 Hz
Superlative Chronometer Certified: Rolex certified
Water Resistance: 100 Meters
Strap: Oysterflex bracelet
Price: € 38,600 (yellow gold), € 40,000 (everose gold)