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New 2017 Rolex Watches

Sky-Dweller

Oyster Perpetual

New Rolex Sky-Dweller - Baselworld 2017

T he world traveller's watch, available for
the first time in a combination of 904L steel and 18 ct gold

Rolex is introducing new versions of the Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller, its classic watch for world travellers, for the first time in a choice of yellow Rolesor or white Rolesor versions – combining 904L steel and 18 ct yellow or white gold. The dials now feature rectangular index hour markers and longer hands, as well as a Chromalight display with long-lasting luminescence, which enhances legibility.

Like all Rolex watches, the new Sky-Dweller carries the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015 to ensure singular performance on the wrist.

New Sky-Dweller Bezel

The Sky-Dweller displays
two time zones simultaneously,
with the reference time indicated via
a rotating disc on the dial

The Watch
for World Travellers

An elegant watch for world travellers, the Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller is a compelling timepiece of revolutionary design that blends to perfection technological sophistication and ease of use. A technological masterpiece protected by 11 patents, the Sky-Dweller provides, in an unprecedented and highly original way, the information global travellers need to easily keep track of time. It includes a dual time zone, with local time read via centre hands and a reference time display in a 24-hour format read via a rotating off-centre disc on the dial; a particularly innovative annual calendar named Saros – after the astronomical phenomenon of the same name – that requires only one date adjustment a year, when the month changes from February to March; and a month display by means of 12 apertures around the circumference of the dial. To set its functions quickly and easily, the Sky-Dweller is also equipped with an innovative patented interface: the rotatable Ring Command bezel.

The Ring Command bezel can be rotated to any one of three positions to select the function to be set: date, local time or reference time

Click on the dots to learn more
about the Sky-Dweller

The functions are selected via the Ring Command bezel and adjusted using the winding crown

A fixed inverted red triangle on the dial points to the wearer’s chosen reference time

Rolesor, A Marriage
of gold and steel

Rolesor, the combination of gold and steel on a Rolex watch, has been a signature feature of the brand since 1933, when the name was registered. It is an auspicious meeting of two metals: one, noble and precious, attractive for its lustre and stability; the other, highly resistant, known for its strength and reliability. All of these qualities perfectly mirror the elegance and performance that come together in a Rolex watch. On the yellow Rolesor version of the Sky-Dweller, the bezel, the winding crown as well as the centre bracelet links are made of 18 ct yellow gold, while the middle case and the outer links of the bracelet are in 904L steel.

On the white Rolesor version, the bezel is made of 18 ct white gold, while the crown, middle case and bracelet are in 904L steel.  

The Oyster Case,
Symbol of Waterproofness

The Sky-Dweller’s Oyster case, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet), is a paragon of robustness. Its characteristically shaped middle case is crafted from a solid block of 904L steel. Its fluted case back is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement.

New 2017 Rolex Sky-Dweller Watch

The winding crown, fitted with the Twinlock double waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case. The crystal, with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date, is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the Sky-Dweller’s high-precision movement.

T he first Rolex with a dual time-zone display and
an annual calendar

Perpetual Calibre 9001

The Sky-Dweller is equipped with calibre 9001, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Protected by seven patents, it is one of the most complex calibres ever developed by the brand. Its architecture, manufacturing quality and innovative features make it singularly precise and reliable.

New Rolex Sky-Dweller: Calibre 9001
Calibre 9001, one of Rolex’s
most complex movements

Oscillator with Parachrom hairspring

Ring Command selector

Saros satellite wheel

Calibre 9001, one of Rolex’s most complex movements

The oscillator, the true heart of the watch, has a blue Parachrom hairspring patented and manufactured by Rolex in an exclusive alloy. Insensitive to magnetic fields, the Parachrom hairspring offers great stability in the face of temperature variations and remains up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks. A Rolex overcoil ensures its regularity in any position. The oscillator is held firmly in place by a height-adjustable traversing bridge and is fitted between high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, developed and patented by Rolex, that provide 50 per cent greater resistance to shocks.

Calibre 9001 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor and offers a power reserve of approximately 72 hours. A selector wheel on the outside edge of the movement ensures the interaction of the movement and the bezel of the watch to set the functions.

Solid-Link Bracelet
with easylink extension system

The Sky-Dweller is fitted on a solid-link Oyster bracelet in 904L steel, in the case of the white Rolesor version, or, for the yellow Rolesor version, an Oyster bracelet combining 904L steel and 18 ct yellow gold. The Oyster bracelet benefits from the new concealed attachment system beneath the bezel which ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case. It is equipped with a folding Oysterclasp and also features the ingenious Rolex-patented Easylink rapid extension system that allows the wearer to easily increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm, for additional comfort in any circumstance.

New Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller Watch

Superlative Chronometer
Certification

Like all Rolex watches, the Sky-Dweller is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. This exclusive designation testifies that the watch has successfully undergone a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria, which exceed watchmaking norms and standards. The certification applies to the fully assembled watch, after casing the movement, guaranteeing superlative performance on the wrist in terms of precision, power reserve, waterproofness and self-winding. The precision of a Rolex Superlative Chronometer after casing is of the order of −2/+2 seconds per day, or more than twice that required of an official chronometer. The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.

T he Sky-Dweller blends to perfection mechanical sophistication and ease of use

The rotatable Ring Command bezel interacts with the movement to allow the global traveller to easily set all watch functions. The bezel can be turned to one of three positions to select the date, local time or reference time. The selected function can then be rapidly adjusted in either direction using the winding crown. This intuitive interface is based on a complex mechanical module with no fewer than 60 components, the product of state-of-the-art watchmaking and advanced micromechanics.

  • Ring Command bezel
  • Paramagnetic Parachrom hairspring
  • Paraflex shock absorbers
  • Chromalight display

The Sky-Dweller in action

Setting the Sky-Dweller’s three main functions is quick and easy. It can be done in any order, and both forwards and backwards, without restriction. Each function is accessed using the rotatable Ring Command bezel and adjusted with the winding crown, which has only one setting position. The operation is as simple as 1-2-3.

Setting the Sky-Dweller

How to set
the Sky-Dweller

1. Reference Time

Setting
the reference Time

Unscrew the crown and then pull it out to the first notch.

Setting
the reference Time

Put the bezel in position III by turning it counterclockwise as far as it will go. The seconds hand is stopped, allowing you to set the time to the precise second.

Setting
the reference Time

Set the hour on the 24-hour disc and the minutes shown by the centre minute hand by turning the crown in either direction.

Setting
the reference Time

Return the bezel to the neutral position by turning it clockwise as far as it will go.

Setting
the reference Time

Push in and screw down the crown.

The reference time
is now set.

2. Local Time

Setting
the local time

Setting the reference time (hour on the 24-hour disc and minutes shown by the centre minute hand) also moves the hour hand (local time). For this reason, the reference time must be set before setting the local time.

Setting
the local time

Unscrew the crown and then pull it out to the first notch.

Setting
the local time

Put the bezel in position II.

​​Setting
the local time

Set the local time (displayed by the jumping hour hand) by turning the crown in either direction. The 24-hour disc and the minute hand do not move. Only the hour hand moves in increments of one hour. The date changes when the hour hand passes midnight, only in the clockwise direction. To avoid confusion between a.m. and p.m. hours, move the hour hand to 12 o’clock. If the date changes, it is midnight.

​​​Setting
the local time

Return the bezel to the neutral position by turning it clockwise as far as it will go.

Setting
the local time

Push in and screw down the crown.

The local time
is now set.

3. Month and Date

Setting
the Month and
the Date

To set the month and the date, follow the steps in the order given.

Setting
the Month and
the Date

Unscrew the crown and then pull it out to the first notch.

Setting
the Month and
the Date

Put the bezel in position I.

Setting
the Month and
the Date

Set the month by turning the crown in either direction. Cycle through the dates and months until you reach the current month, which is indicated by a contrasting colour in one of the 12 windows around the circumference of the dial: January at 1 o’clock, February at 2 o’clock ... with December at 12 o’clock.

Setting
the Month and
the Date

Set the date of the current month by turning the crown in either direction until you reach the correct date. The annual calendar automatically differentiates between 30-day and 31-day months. It requires only one adjustment a year – on 1st March, February having only 28 or 29 days.

Setting
the Month and
the Date

Return the bezel to the neutral position by turning it clockwise as far as it will go.

Setting
the Month and
the Date

Push in and screw down the crown.

The Sky-Dweller
is now set.

After every use, carefully screw the crown back down against the case to guarantee the waterproofness. The crown should never be unscrewed under water.

New Rolex Sky-Dweller Dial

The New Sky‑Dweller

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