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Dual Time Zone,
24-Hour Display

Style of the Sky-Dweller

The original design of the dual time zone display and the discreet annual calendar endows the Sky-Dweller with an exclusive aesthetic identity, singling it out as the global traveller’s watch. The rotatable fluted bezel and the 42 mm case crafted from a solid block of 18 ct gold are distinguished hallmarks of Rolex elegance.

Mastering Time
and Space

Function of the Sky-Dweller

Thanks to sophisticated engineering, the Sky-Dweller is intuitive to read and simple to use. Local time is displayed by the traditional centre hands and the off-centre rotating disc with 24 hour markers shows the chosen reference time on the dial. The Cyclops lens magnifies the date for easy reading while the current month is displayed in one of 12 discreet apertures around the circumference of the dial.

This annual calendar requires only one date adjustment a year, in February. The innovative fluted Ring Command bezel completes the interface, allowing the global traveller to easily select each individual function he needs to set.

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Fluted Ring Command Bezel

Function of the Sky-Dweller

Reference Time

Function of the Sky-Dweller

The conventional centre hour, minute and seconds hands indicate local time. It can be changed quickly and effortlessly without affecting the precision of the traveller’s timekeeping thanks to the Rolex jumping hour hand. The hour hand is adjusted independently in one-hour increments, either forwards and backwards, leaving the minute and seconds hands, as well as the reference time, unchanged.

The date change is linked to the local time and occurs within a few milliseconds at midnight. The date displayed in the aperture is always the current date at the traveller's location.

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Second Time Zone

Function of the Sky-Dweller

A fixed inverted red triangle on the dial points to the chosen reference time – the time at home or at the traveller’s usual workplace – on the off‑centre 24-hour disc.  At a glance, this 24-hour display clearly distinguishes daytime hours from night-time hours in the other time zone (for example, 10 p.m. versus 10 a.m.).

At any moment and in any location, the global traveller knows if it is an appropriate time to contact colleagues or loved ones on the other side of the world.

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Saros: Planetary Inspiration

Spirit of the Sky-dweller

At the heart of the Sky-Dweller movement lies a revolutionary planetary mechanism inspired by the cyclical alignment of Sun, Earth and Moon. The Greek term Saros has been used since antiquity to designate an astronomical cycle of alignment patterns between the Sun, the Earth and the Moon which governs the recurrence of eclipses. This phenomenon inspired the design of the Sky-Dweller's annual calendar mechanism.

Fluted Bezel

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Calibre 9001

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Certified Swiss Chronometer

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The four simple words Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified on a Rolex watch dial mean that the very movement inside the timepiece has endured 15 days and nights of testing by COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres – Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute), an independent not-for-profit association. To receive COSC certification as a Swiss chronometer, a watch must demonstrate extreme precision in a variety of positions and temperatures. Rolex is unique in the industry: this is the standard level of quality required of every Rolex wristwatch movement.

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